Shower Shield Water Barriers were designed with patient safety in mind. These affordable, disposable and easy-to-use water barriers cover and protect open wounds, reducing the risk of waterborne infections. Shower Shield improves clinical efficiency for inpatient care and gives patients the freedom to shower independently while receiving outpatient services.
Shower Shield products are convenient and budget-friendly. The fully adhesive sides can be quickly applied to any area of the body, saving time for hospital staff and providing a complete barrier around the wound. Available in three different sizes, Shower Shield covers virtually any body site requiring protection from water in the hospital or at home.
We are really excited about the Shower Shields. We have been trialing them since April, 2003. Our infection rate on lines has been 0%. The patients and clinicians rave about them. We are also using them on our PICC lines. The one bit of advice that I have is to remind patients/staff they are for one time use and to shave the chest of hair. Please see the references that I have contacted and the "blessing" of our infection control department. I also have the approval of our nephrologists for our dialysis catheters.... This is too good of a product to keep a secret.
Sherry R. Musick RN OCN