Washable Bed Pads


 

Nurses Notes

Cardinal Health Essentials Reusable Washable Bed Pad:
Re-useable washable bed pads are a cost-saving alternative to disposable bed pads. They are not only cheaper than disposables but offer better protection from incontinence. Initially you may be apprehensive that washable bed pads will generate more laundry however on the contrary they actually reduce workload on busy caregivers. Disposable pads are more likely to permit leakage on bed sheets from incontinence whereas more absorbable pads are able to contain accidents. Saving demands on caregivers’ valuable time due to less frequent bed linen changes is always appreciated. Washable bed pads with waterproof backing will not only improve protection from incontinence compared to their disposable counterparts but also double as a sturdy draw sheet. Draw sheets function to assist in turning your loved ones from side to side and pulling them up in bed to help position them more comfortably. In this manner the multipurpose reusable bed pad serves dual functions that are valued by caregivers. Reusable bed pads are made of soft cozy cotton quilted material that enhance comfort and improve skin integrity in contrast to that of irritating paper plastic-like disposables. Moreover washable bed pads can be used in combination with disposable pads allowing additional control of incontinence. Disposable pads used sparingly in conjunction with reusable pads are a practical solution and yet a budget friendly compromise. 

Salk CareFor Deluxe Waterproof Incontinence Underpad:
These soft quilted type washable bad pads in my opinion are by far one of most cost-saving, underused, but more efficient means of providing protection and enhancing patient comfort. Spend the money initially to buy two or three reusable bed pads, one to wash, another to use, and forget using disposables all together or use only in conjunction with reusable pads. Yes saving laundry workload is important for busy caregivers but compromise by using disposable pads sparingly with washable pad under the disposable for added protection. Bear in mind that washable pads will not only serve to better protect bed linens then disposable counterparts but double as a sturdy draw sheet for moving patients in bed. Your patient will justly prefer resting on soft cozy cotton quilted pads and benefit improved skin integrity versus that of irritating paper plastic-like disposables. Keep in mind that washing a single reusable pad still doesn’t weigh against the time-consuming task of changing and washing the entire bed linens due to an accident.

Salk CareFor Waterproof Flannel Sheeting:
Offers multiple uses even beyond bed protection.


Saving laundry workload is important for busy caregivers so compromise by using flannel pads under the disposable for added protection. Bear in mind that washable flannel sheeting will not only serve to better protect bed linens then disposable counterparts but double as a sturdy draw sheet for moving patients in bed. Remember that washing a single flannel sheet still doesn’t weigh against the time-consuming task of changing and washing the entire bed linens due to an accident.



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