Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths
Exposure to incontinence is a major risk factor for developing incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).1 Patients with IAD are also at risk for developing a pressure injury.2 In fact, patients with fecal incontinence were 22 times more likely to have pressure injuries than patients without fecal incontinence.2 Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths apply a consistent 3% dimethicone barrier to help protect your patients’ skin from incontinence moisture. START A FREE TRIAL
Not all dimethicone-containing cloths are created equal. It’s essential to consider overall product formulation in order to make a comparison of products containing dimethicone that are designed to be a barrier. A study designed to test the effectiveness of incontinence barriers showed that Comfort Shield allowed 3-5 times less artificial urine to pass through than the leading competitors.3 Comfort Shield’s thick, lotion-based dimethicone barrier emulsion has been proven equivalent to traditional tube barrier creams.4
A randomized, controlled clinical trial published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing found that using Comfort Shield significantly reduced the prevalence of IAD.5 A study published in Ostomy Wound Management of a nurse-driven intervention, featuring Comfort Shield, reduced the rate of IAD and hospital-acquired pressure injuries to zero-percent.6
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Incontinence is a significant risk factor for skin breakdown.1 Research shows that by applying a barrier after each incontinence episode, skin breakdown can be reduced.2 Shield Barrier Cream Cloths with dimethicone help you provide consistent patient care by applying an effective barrier every time. Each cloth delivers all-in-one skin cleansing, moisturizing, deodorizing, treatment and barrier protection.
Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths feature Peri Check Guide peel-and-stick labels to facilitate daily skin inspection. They empower staff to observe and report skin issues to the patient’s nurse, and promote rapid response through early identification of skin breakdown and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), a known risk factor for pressure injuries.
In one study, Peri Check helped reduce pressure injuries to zero in a facility.2 The same study found that Peri Check improved non-licensed staff’s knowledge about pressure injury development and “resulted in enhanced communication between non-licensed staff and RNs.”
“Combined products can be used to save time and make providing perineal care easier for the care giver. Combined products include moisturizing cleansers, moisturizer skin protectant creams, and disposable washcloths that incorporate cleansers, moisturizers, and skin protectants into a single product.” (Beeckman, et al., 2009)
A four month study of 141 nursing home residents evaluated the use of Shield Barrier Cream Cloths versus water and pH neutral soap. Residents using Shield saw a reduction in the prevalence of IAD from 22% to 8%, while residents using soap and water saw IAD prevalence increase from 23% to 27%. The study also found a decrease in IAD severity in residents using Shield, while no improvement was seen with soap and water.5
8-pack peel and reseal package
8.5in x 9in
22cm x 23cm
3-pack easy-tear package medium size cloths
8.5in x 5.5in
22cm x 22cm
8-pack easy-tear package
8in x 8in
28”(shelf L) X 17”(shelf D) X 35”(cart H)
How-to-Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
IHI – 5 Million Lives Campaign
Location, location, location: Getting your incontinence care process bedside yields reduction in skin injury (PDF)
Schmitz T, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNAA-BC
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Consensus Statements, Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment, and Current Challenges
Doughty D, Junkin J, Kurz P, Selekof J, Gray M, Fader M, Bliss D, Beeckman D, Logan S
Click for a complete listing of clinical evidence to support your prevention efforts.