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Personal Hygiene

Simplifies hygiene for frail patients

Bed bathing frail patients represents an intimate moment where the patient’s well-being must be respected. Unfortunately, the time for bathing is sometimes limited in facilities where the workload of caregivers is enormous.

Traditional equipment – washable cotton gloves and basins – is often ageing and the wear of materials can become the seat of bacterial multiplication. In addition, washing this equipment usually involves washing with soap and water and/or scouring, which is not always carried out with disinfectant products, often for lack of time.

61% of the 23 basins analysed in the hospital were contaminated by Gram bacteria – according to one American study*.

A study conducted in Denmark demonstrated that, by disposing of basins, the disposable bathing wipe prevents the transmission of waterborne infections from the basins**

  • *Patient bath water as a source of nosocomial microbiological contamination: An intervention study using chlorexhidine, R.J. Shannon & al, Journal of Health care Safety, Compliance & Infection Control, 1999
  • **Nøddeskou L. H., Hemmingsen L. E., Hørdam B., Elderly patients’ and nurses’ assessment of traditional bed bath compared to prepacked single units – randomised controlled trial, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, September 2014