Shield Barrier Cream Cloths make it easy to protect skin from incontinence moisture that can lead to a condition that nurses call Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis, or IAD for short. IAD is inflammation or damage that can occur to the skin around the genital area after contact with urine or feces.1 This painful skin damage can be a major risk factor for pressure injuries, also known as bedsores.2
Unlike other pastes and creams, each cloth contains our long-lasting dimethicone barrier cream goes on clear, so you can monitor skin for signs of redness or irritation. The all-in-one cloths are gentle on skin, yet strong enough to stand up during cleanup. Shield’s package is resealable and portable.
- Gentle, rinse-free cleansers help clean skin
- Enriched with moisturizers to keep skin soft
- 3% dimethicone barrier seals out wetness to treat and protect skin
- Resealable, portable package
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.
- helps seal out wetness
- helps treat and prevent perineal dermatitis
- protects from minor skin irritation associated with perineal dermatitis
|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
If heating is desired:
- 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
- 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
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"
|Questions or comments?
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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.
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