Bathing wipes increase skin hydration to prevent infection
Oasis bed bath wipes prove more effective at moisturising skin and preventing infection than traditional methods of bathing patients at the bedside.
The wipes developed by Synergy Health are pre-impregnated with skin cleansers, which help moisturise the skin. A study at Dermatest GmbH 2012 has shown that there is an increase in moisture for up to 24 hours after one use of the Oasis bed bath wipes compared to normal skin. This prevents skin from becoming fragile and cracked and can decrease the chances of infection and skin tears.
The wipes are now available on the NHS supply chain.
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