01 September 2017
Our two new incontinence care products, Incontinence Wet Wash Gloves with 3% Dimethicone, and Abena Zinc Oxide Spray-on are aimed to make life much more comfortable for incontinence patients who suffer IAD.
Incontinence can be a real pain. Especially if the use incontinence products brings unwanted companions along, like Incontinence Associated Dermatitis – IAD or “incontinence product rash”. Did you know that 25% of nursing home residents are at risk of developing IAD? It’s painful for your patient, and it can be costly and time-consuming to treat.
Yet a few basic, fundamental considerations - like washing gently with the right products, avoiding friction and using breathable incontinence products & bed protection, in most cases, prevent IAD and make life much more comfortable for your incontinence patients.
Our new Incontinence Wet Wash Gloves with 3% Dimethicone, and Abena Zinc Oxide Spray-on are the results of the latest market research and technology.
Keep it clean
Washing with traditional water and soap, and towel is common practice today, but it can result in skin irritation if done several times a day . Recent studies show that using Wet Wash Gloves (link: wash without water) as an alternative can help prevent IAD, save time, and help reduce the risk of contamination. In our quest to always improve our patients’ wellbeing, we now introduce a new Wet Wash Glove with 3% Dimethicone that gently cleans the perineal area and protects the patient from new exposure to urine and feaces.
Let it Zinc in
After you clean the skin, Zinc Oxide ointments can provide great relief for IAD. But if you apply too much, the skin won’t absorb the cream or let the Zinc Oxide do its job. You also risk clogging the incontinence product and it will be difficult to assess the skin.
That’s why we’re very excited about the Abena Zinc Oxide Spray-on! It’s the first on the market with the brand new Thin Layer Technology:
Our expert consultants are always ready to answer your questions and help you find the right products. Find out more about how you can help your patients prevent IAD, and download free resources here.
New products help improve incontinence skin care