A full continence care regimen in a single wipe. Contiplan cleanses, moisturises and protects in one easy step. Quicker and easier than traditional methods, they're proven to significantly reduce instances of incontinence-associated dermatitis.
Prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in healthcare is traditionally based on avoiding or minimising exposure to faeces or urine. This is combined with a structured skin-care regime of gently cleansing, moisturising and the application of a skin protectant.Contiplan provides an ideal solution, performing all three actions in one easy step, drastically reducing the time required to follow a proper skin care regimen. Increase nursing compliance by doing away with traditional time-consuming methods and significantly reduce the prevalence of IAD.
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Continence care is an essential part of healthcare and needs to be undertaken sensitively and competently to ensure any patients who have a bladder or bowel problem are supported to manage it. Effective continence care is not just essential for patient comfort, it's a vital part of patient safety.
IAD is the clinical symptom of moisture skin damage following prolonged exposure to urine and/or faeces. Sufferers of IAD encounter pain, discomfort and damage to their skin barrier function. This puts them at risk and increases their chances of infection.
Men and women of any age can suffer with IAD, but the elderly, generally unwell and those who are immobile or bed-bound or incontinent are at increased risk.
Treating IAD is a matter of minimising exposure to moisture and irritants, gentle cleansing and the application of a skin protectant. This has historically been a time-consuming process, meaning staff compliance is often poor.
Contiplan combines these steps into a single easy action. Our ultra-soft cleansing cloths work to cleanse, moisturise and protect all in one. Nursing staff prefer it to traditional methods, leading to an increase in compliance. Operational managers prefer it because it replaces multiple products with a single cloth. Patients prefer it because it significantly reduces the prevalence of IAD, easing discomfort and keeping them safe.
Natalie Vaughan, Clinical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, Nottingham University HospitalsFind out more
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