The choice between using disposable rather than reusable linen could potentially be a major turning point in the cost and hygiene of hospitals.
Linens and textiles are absolutely everywhere in the medical/healthcare industry: bed sheets, blankets, gowns, lab coats, etc. When washing all these products, the industry creates a huge negative impact on the environment and on the hospitals’ finance, because of the massive volume of these textiles. Therefore healthcare administrators are on the lookout for ways of reducing the cost, causing a smaller impact on the environment, create less waste… This can be achieved by using disposable linen, which is completely recyclable and gives each patient the opportunity to use new products every time.
Other negative aspects of using reusable linen are:
– If you’re using an on-site laundry service, the costs that are associated with this are very large and unnecessary, these include: water, electricity, laundry products such as detergent and the labor.
– You will need space to dry the linen if they aren’t able to be dried, as many are not because of the possibility of them shrinking. You’ll also need place to store them afterwords.
There are many reasons you should choose disposable rather than reusable linen. In Caractere we offer a great variety of products, and we’ve been working with hospitals all over Europe for many years. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0) 20 3608 1542.
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For a patient, having examinations can be one of the more unpleasant parts of going to the doctor. Apart from potentially uncomfortable procedures, many patients are embarrassed when having investigations, particularly when they are invasive. Whilst there are curtains and screens, for the patient the thought of being exposed is off-putting and scary. Even when hospitals and clinics consider dignity for patients and provide sheets, gowns and underwear they don’t get it right. Anyone who has ever worn a hospital gown that doesn’t tie at the back or is too small and leaves gaps will know the embarrassment of wearing them. Many of these gowns come in one size only and do not meet the needs of larger patients which leaves them exposed. And even when the clinic provides disposable underwear it is so small it barely covers anything and can make the situation worse.
But now there’s a practical solution for patients coming to clinic and who are in hospital. A new disposable panty has been launched which is comfortable and comes in different sizes. It is in black too which maximises discretion from stains and other mishaps. For the patient there is no worry about being able to cover their intimate parts or looking ridiculous in an ill-fitting pair of pants. There are sizes accommodating waist sizes up to 53 inches so making an obese patient feel uncomfortable and embarrassed is no longer an issue. The message this gives the patient is that you as a clinician have thought of them as an individual and addressed a very simple need.
The disposable panty can be used in clinics, hospitals, beauty salons and many other situations. It is ideal in urology clinics and for operating rooms. These panties are unisex so can be used by men and women alike. For people having orthopaedic surgery these work well and protect the patient from unnecessary exposure on ward rounds and in the operating room. Another advantage of the disposable panty is when there is likely to be some wound leakage or bodily fluid discharge. These panties save the patient getting their best underwear messed up and cover them well, even when they have catheters and other tubes and drains. They are perfect after giving birth too. As they are disposable there is no laundry to worry about and they can simply be thrown in the bin.
It is often the small touches that mean the most to the patients when they are ill or having tests. So using these disposable panties that actually fit is something that can put the patient at ease and avoid the embarrassing stereotypical hospital underwear scenario. After all, which one would you prefer if you were the patient in that position?
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Giving Compassionate Care with Quality Bed Products
Delivering high quality nursing care is fundamental to maintaining dignity, helping recovery, and preventing problems and complications. Care needs to be evidence based, efficient but given with compassion. Having access to effective solutions that give people their dignity are essential in today’s National Health Service. One of the simple solutions to a challenging nursing problem is the waterproof mattress pad cover which is a far more discreet product than those used several years ago.
In today’s NHS the patients being admitted to hospital and nursed in the community are increasingly complex. Many have one or more comorbidities and this sometimes leads to an increase in problems such as incontinence and bladder control.
Some patients choose to spend their final days at home but fear of dealing with continence problems is a barrier. As more and more patients are nursed in community settings, having practical solutions to hand helps the patient and their family be more independent.
A waterproof mattress pad cover is a practical and discreet way of managing problems with potential incontinence. These fit over a standard mattress and are really comfortable. They help deal with that fear of soiling a mattress or having continual sheets on the washing line. A thin layer of plastic helps keep the mattress dry but is not too heavy to be uncomfortable to sleep on. And the old days of noisy uncomfortable rubber sheets have gone with the newer products on the market.
For carers the burden of washing and ironing soiled sheets is eliminated because these are disposed of in waste bags or be recycled. They are easy to change and keep the patient dry which helps prevent chafing and pressure sores. The waterproof mattress pad protector can last for weeks depending on the amount of direct content and whether there is a layer between the patient and the cover.
There is also a luxurious product that is even cosier for patients called the Nuideal Mattress Cover.
By enabling care to be given in a compassionate and dignified way in the home a patient can be nursed in an environment of their choosing without the fear of smells and spillages. These mattress covers are a very practical solution and for the nursing staff it avoids having to move soiled linen to and from a care setting. This in turn gives more time to spend with patients and is an efficient way of working, especially when staff are challenged by their workloads.
For a dignified solution to an everyday problem the waterproof mattress pad cover can help patients, carers, and nursing staff provide high quality care to people in a very simple and efficient way.