Patient bathing is an important part of the care process and provides the best means for skin healing.
Nixa, MO (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Critical care patients are the hospitals most vulnerable patients and due to the severity of their illness these patients are more susceptible to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). According to the World Health Organization, 30% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients will be affected by an HAI. Properly bathing ICU patients is an important component of reducing these HAIs and a new advanced skin cleansing system, Cleanse Care, can help reduce these dangerous infections.
Cleanse Care Advanced Formula Skin Care System was created by a trauma surgeon as an alternative to traditional patient bathing and skin cleaning methods. When a patient’s skin is broken or open due to abrasions, surgery sites or burns, it is more vulnerable to infection.
Properly cleaning the intact or broken skin, while avoiding further injury or infection to the area, is imperative. The patent-pending Cleanse Care formula utilizes an advanced cleaning technology that not only cleans the surface of the skin, but also opens up the skin’s pores and hair follicles where bacteria and contaminants typically settle, allowing the specialized cleaning agents to provide a better, more refreshing clean feeling for patients. In addition, the Cleanse Care formula provides increased efficacy and duration of action over other self-contained formulas currently available to healthcare providers or basin bathing.
Hospitals have long used basin bathing as the standard of care for patient cleansing. However, recent studies have shown significant risk associated with this practice. “The basins themselves are a breeding ground for bacteria,” says Roger Huckfeldt, MD and inventor of Cleanse Care. “Cleaning a patient with a sponge or cloth dipped in a contaminated basin is more likely to harm the patient by spreading the bacteria rather than removing it.”
The 8-pack Cleanse Care Waterless Bathing System is designed to replace basin baths in ICUs, hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities or anywhere patients are not able to take a traditional bath or shower. The durable, pre-moistened cloths provide effective skin hygiene for the entire body, and because Cleanse Care cloths are disposable, there is less risk of spreading bacteria.
Cleanse Care’s Specialty Care 2-pack is specifically designed for use on sensitive skin, allowing the cloths to be used near the groin and perineum without risk of irritation or dryness, making it an effective tool at fighting common ICU acquired infections, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections(CAUTI).
“Patient bathing is an important part of the care process and provides the best means for skin healing,” says Huckfeldt.
Roger Huckfeldt, MD, FACS
Dr. Huckfeldt is a board certified general and critical care surgeon with twenty years’ experience in a trauma and burn care practice. Dr. Huckfeldt has been involved in the development of products designed to enhance skin care throughout his career, and is well known for his medical research towards the science and mechanism of wound healing.
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