A study conducted in the United Kingdom and Germany showed that Medline’s Ultrasorbs AP Drypad was an effective solution for managing moisture. In this study, five individuals ranging in age from 55 to 94 were given an Ultrasorbs AP Drypad.
Prior to the introduction of Medline drypads, the facilities in Germany and the UK were using absorbent hospital gauze, towels and incontinence pads to manage excess moisture, albeit unsuccessfully, leading to multiple bed linen changes, additional laundering costs and patient discomfort.
In all cases, the patients commented on the drypad’s soft feeling on the skin, while the clinicians reported a decrease in skin maceration and an improvement in the overall condition of the skin.
The study found that in all five cases, the Ultrasorbs AP Drypad effectively managed moisture better than previously used products. Apart from increased patient comfort and clinical benefits, the Ultrasorbs AP Drypad contributed to a significant reduction in bed linen changes. This is one of the most innovative products on the market, and it is a cost-effective way to successfully manage moisture and prevent MASD.