A study conducted in the United Kingdom and Germany showed that Medline’s Ultrasorbs Advanced Drypad was effective in managing moisture. In this study, five individuals ranging in age from 55 to 94 were given an Ultrasorbs Advanced Drypad.
Previously, the facilities in Germany and the UK were using absorbent hospital gauze, towels and incontinence pads to manage excess moisture, though unsuccessfully. This led to multiple bed linen changes, additional laundering costs and patient discomfort.
During the study, patients commented on the drypad’s soft feeling on the skin. And clinicians reported a decrease in skin maceration and an improvement in the skin’s overall condition.
Drawing on patient and clinician feedback, the key findings from all five cases were that Ultrasorbs:
- Manage moisture better than other products.
- Enhance patient comfort and clinical outcomes.
- Reduce bed linen changes and therefore costs and labour.