Patient Hygiene

Some patients cannot leave their bed space, in these circumstances bed sores or bacteria can develop on their skin. The importance of cleanliness in the hospital setting is crucial for prevention of hospital acquired infections.

General standard of care is to use soap and water, however if the patient has been in hospital for a while the bacteria may start to become resistant to the standard regime. This leads to a higher risk of infection, which in turn then spreads. It also increases the risk of variation of care from carer to carer, this also increases the risk of infection. By using pre-packaged bathing solutions you reduce the risk of variation simply because you have to follow the bathing protocol on the packaging!

If you would like to use pre-packaged bathing solutions, which one is correct for you? The body has a pH level of between 7 - 7.5 so it is slightly alkaline, so using a pH neutral product is essential so as not to irritate the skin. Preferably you want products that have added emollients due to the health benefits for the skin. A product that has both these key features is generally best clinical practice!

Approach Medical supplies the NoRinse line of patient bathing solutions. Many sizes are available and many different solutions are on offer. If you are unsure as to which would be best for your needs, please feel free to contact one of our product specialists who will be happy to discuss this with you!

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  1. No Rinse Body Bath
    £1.59
    Bed bathing is a vital step in ensuring your patient is safe from any harmful bacteria. Sometimes soap and water is not enough, what if your patient is bed bound? It can be difficult to ensure that your patient is clean and protected from any harmful infections.

    No Rinse body bath is an easy to use, safe and cost effective way of protecting your patient from these harmful bacteria. Ready to use in seconds it offers a powerful deterrent to any bacteria, whilst the emollients present in the solution help keep your body from being damaged by the bathing process, helping to keep the skin happy. The NoRinse body bath solution comes in a concentrated bottle, simply add warm water and you are ready to go! Learn More

  2. No Rinse Shampoo
    £1.29
    No Rinse shampoo, the easy way to wash your hair. NoRinse shampoo completely cleans your hair without water! Meaning you do not need to rinse your hair, NoRinse shampoo does it all.

    No Rinse shampoo is especially helpful when on long journeys, or camping trips. Packaging is small and easy to store away in your luggage, No Rinse is even safe to take on-board an aeroplane.

    Developed for use on patients who are bed bound in hospital, reducing time carers have to spend looking after their patients. No Rinse has lot's of uses not only in healthcare but in travelling and exploring, leaving you to focus on more important things.

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  3. No Rinse Body Wash
    £1.59
    No Rinse Body Wash is a ready to use body wash that requires absolutely no rinsing off the skin. It is a safe and effective perineal cleanser, which leaves skin moisturised thanks to added emollients in the body wash.

    No Rinse body wash has no alcohol which helps even the most sensitive skin from being irritated.

    Suitable for many applications, from healthcare all the way to travel & adventure packs! Learn More

  4. No Rinse Body Wipes
    £3.79
    No Rinse body wipes are premoistened 8"x8" wipes designed to give your whole body a wash with just one pack.

    Enriched with both Aloe and Lanolin to help leave skin feeling fresh and moisturised. No Rinse body wipes helps to save time and resources without having to compromise on patient care. No Rinse body wipes can also be warmed in the microwave for additional comfort. No Rinse body wipes are also handy to take whilst travelling! Learn More

  5. No Rinse Shampoo Cap
    £4.99
    The No Rinse shampoo caps provide a warm and comfortable shampoo experience, leaving hair fresh and conditioned. No Rinse shampoo caps are useful when conventional hair washing is impractical or not possible. No Rinse shampoo caps are quick and easy to use, latex and alcohol free.

    No Rinse shampoo caps can also be warmed in a microwave for added comfort, simply heat and wear the cap then massage into your hair!

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