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Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths - 8 Pack


When you're on the move, protect your skin from the harsh effects of incontinence moisture. Our convenient peel-and-protect package is the perfect way to bring the soothing and protecting effects of our 3% dimethicone barrier cream with you

  • 3-in-1: clean, treat & protect incontinence-related skin irritation
  • Soothing, soft ultra-strong washcloths
  • Long-lasting 3% dimethicone seals out wetness
  • Hypoallergenic, non-irritating and latex free
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    What is Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD)?

    Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis, also known as IAD, is inflammation or damage that can occur to the skin in and around the genital area as the result of contact with urine or stool. 1 Skin damage from IAD happens from the surface and works inward and is also a major risk factor for the development of pressure ulcers.2

    What causes IAD?

    There are several risk factors for IAD including: 1
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Frequency of incontinence
    • Poor skin condition
    • Pain
    • Poor skin oxygenation
    • Fever
    • Compromised or limited mobility
    • Double (urinary and fecal) incontinence
    • Tissue tolerance impairments
    • Moisture
    • Alkaline pH

    How can I prevent and treat IAD?

    Professional guidelines recommend using a barrier product to help protect skin from injury due to incontinence.3 However, the multiple steps associated with traditional methods of incontinence care often means barrier application is overlooked.4

    Comfort Shield is designed to help prevent painful redness, irritation, and skin breakdown due to incontinence moisture by applying our signature 3% dimethicone cream barrier. Comfort Shield also treats and protects irritated skin. There's no need for other wipes, creams, lotions, or protectants, Comfort Shield does it all without leaving behind a filmy residue or hard to remove caked-on cream. Each thick, ultra-soft cloth is soaked in rinse-free cleansers, moisturizers, and, Exopheryl. Exopheryl is an exclusive ingredient that helps to eliminate odors, leaving you with a breathable barrier that seals out incontinence moisture for the ultimate in prevention.

    Comfort Shield's clear, protective barrier treats skin and helps seal out wetness, relieving the skin irritation that often accompanies incontinence. Our powerful, long-lasting dimethicone barrier is in each cloth, so you can be confident it goes on every time. It's proven hypoallergenic, gentle and non-irritating. Comfort Shield has also been proven to help treat IAD. 5

    Don't Catch the Basin Bug

    If you've spent the night in the hospital, you've probably received an unassuming pale pink, yellow, or blue bath basin. What you may not know about these basins is that they can easily become contaminated with bacteria and can lead to infection.

    Prepackaged bathing helps eliminate the basin and its associated contamination risks. In fact, 95% of hospital nurses surveyed agreed that prepackaged bathing is a cleaner and potentially safer method than basin bathing 6. A separate survey found that 86% of infection control professionals recognize that the bath basin is a potential safety risk6. One published medical study took samples from 1,103 basins in 88 hospitals and found that 100% of the participating hospitals had basins that tested positive for bacteria.7 Here are some of the bacteria they found:

    • Staphylococcus, the bacteria associated with Staph infections
    • VRE, a bacteria resistant to several antibiotics
    • MRSA, also known as the "superbug"8

    Contact with these bacteria can lead to serious infections. Comfort and Essential Bath ? washcloths eliminate the contamination risk by eliminating the need for basins. Each package provides high quality, pre-moistened cloths. Now you can bathe in the comfort of your own home.

    Reference: 1. Gray M, et al., J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2007 Jan-Feb; 34(1):45-54. 2. Maklebust J, Magnan MA, Adv Wound Care. Nov 1994; 7(6):25,27-8, 31-4 passim. 3. Getting started kit: prevent pressure ulcers, how-to guide. Protecting 5 Million Lives from Harm Campaign, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2006 Dec. 4. Nix D. Ermer-Seltun, J Ost/Wound Mgmt Dec 2004;50(11):32-41. 5. Sluser S, Consistency the key for treating severe perineal dermatitis due to incontinence. Poster presented at Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care (ASWC), Las Vegas, NV, 2005 Oct. 6. Results from survey conducted at APIC 2010. Data on file. 7. Marchaim D, et al., Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Poster presented at SHEA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2011. 8. Johnson D, Lineweaver, Maze L, Patients' bath basins as potential sources of infection: a multicenter sampling study, AJCC, Vol 18, No 1, Jan 2009.

     
    Drug Facts
    Active ingredient
    Dimethicone 3%......................................................................................................
    Purpose
    Skin protectant
    Uses
    • helps seal out wetness
    • helps treat and prevent perineal dermatitis
    • protects from minor skin irritation associated with perineal dermatitis
    Warnings
    Do not attempt to heat this package or individual cloths. For external perineal use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
    Stop use and consult a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days
    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away
    Directions
    • remove wet and soiled garment
    • to open, peel open label and fold back to hinge point
    • cleanse soiled area using a fresh barrier cloth
    • use as often as necessary, especially if prolonged exposure to wetness anticipated
    • for individual use only
    • reseal label between uses
    • discard immediately if barrier cloths are dry
    If heating is desired:
    • peel open label without completely removing it
    • heat entire package in microwave for no longer than 45 seconds
    • since microwave wattage varies, adjust heating time accordingly
    • Comfort Shield? may also be used at room temperature
    • Caution: If there is any indication barrier cloths are excessively hot, do not use
    • remember, gloves diminish your sensitivity to heat
    • closely monitor heat level with infants, unresponsive or skin sensitive individuals
    Inactive ingredients
    water, glycerin, PPG-15 stearyl ether, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, stearic acid, aloe barbadensis gel, stearyl alcohol, chlorhexidine gluconate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, methylparaben, propylparaben barrier cloths: cellulose fiber/polyester (PET) fiber, 8.5" x 8.5"
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    3% Dimethicone Barrier

    Inadequate incontinence care and exposure to moisture puts skin at risk for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), a painful red inflammation of the skin surrounding areas of incontinence that is a known risk factor for painful pressure ulcers. You can help prevent skin breakdown by applying a barrier after each incontinence episode.

    Our 3% dimethicone formula was proven equivalent to traditional tube barrier creams by Northwestern University's Department of Dermatology. 4 Unlike those sticky, hard to remove creams, our dimethicone barrier dries and comes in a convenient cloth, not a tube.

    Peri Check? Helps Promote Skin Inspection and Communication

    Our Peri Check ? Guide was created to help hospital staff monitor patient skin condition and communicate concerns to other medical staff, but it can be used by caregivers at any level.

    References: 1. Results from survey conducted at APIC 2010. Data on file. 2. Marchaim D, et al., Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Poster presented at SHEA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2011. 3. Johnson D, Lineweaver, Maze L, Patients' bath basins as potential sources of infection: a multicenter sampling study, AJCC, Vol 18, No 1, Jan 2009. 4. West DP, Northwestern Univ Dept of Dermatology, Chicago, IL, Feb 2000.

    Overall Customer Rating of 64 Reviews:

    pleased

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    • quality
    • positive out come
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    • expensive
    <p>Our caregivers have very good comments about this product. They are expensive in comparison to other wipes. Therefore, we have chosen to use a much less expensive disposable adult large wipe(cloth) for the start of any cleanup. After the initial cleaning, the Sage wipes/cloths are used for finishing coupled with a barrier ointment for any "suspected " breakdown spots. We believe the Sage wipes have contributed to the positive outcome for keeping, almost eliminating, skin break-down over the last years.</p>

    Large and cushy

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    <p>I guess these may be only slightly larger than others I've tried but they are so cushy and thick, they do a better job for me. They leave a very slight odor, but pleasant, and I only notice it on my hands really, when I may lay back down and put a hand under my cheek, for example - I don't smell it coming off my body. And the creamy-ness it leaves is luxurious as it dries.</p>

    Terriific

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    <p>These are so gentle my husband does not complain when we use them to clean him up. He does complain when we use baby wipes or toilet paper, so you know he's picky. </p><p>I love how strong they are...no tearing when wiping. We do, however, cut them in half because they're a bit big for our use.</p>

    Sage barrier wipes are amazing

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    <p>We first discovered Sage barrier wipes when my husband was hospitalized. They worked so well - much more comfortable for my husband, and once you've tried them will see how much easier they are to thoroughly clean up messes, that you will never want to do without them. I gave a pick to my boss for her to try for her mother, and she has been ordering them since. I can't tell you how good this product is!</p>

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    <p>Great product, but too expensive to use 24/7. Supplement with less expensive baby wipes. Shipping costs were too expensive.</p>