Give A Better Bath By Eliminating The Basin with

Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths

Eliminate the basin – a CAUTI risk factor

Published studies have shown a proven link between basins, MDROs and CAUTIs and hospital tap water has the potential to be contaminated.1,2 In addition to the infection risk, you may have heard patients complain about cold, rough cloths that are often used with basin baths. Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths are the hygienic standard for prepackaged bathing.3 They eliminate the contamination risk from basins, provide comfortable, skin-friendly benefits to your patients and can help your facility comply with CDC infection control guidelines and improve patient satisfaction. START A FREE TRIAL

A vital intervention made easier

Bathing your patient is more than a basic task. From conducting a skin inspection to addressing their skin’s bioflora, the patient bathing process is a vital nursing intervention. Comfort Bath Cleansing Washcloths can help standardize your patient hygiene protocol, reduce steps and eliminate basins with rinse-free, full-body skin cleansing and moisturizing.

prod_3Hygienic cleansing improves outcomes

In a study presented at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), infection control practitoners eliminated the bedside basin from catheterized patients and within a month, the incidence of CAUTIs was reduced to zero.4

Standardize your approach to patient hygiene

Sage can help standardize your patient hygiene protocol, reduce steps and eliminate basins with three proven interventions.

We can help standardize your patient hygiene protocol, reduce steps and eliminate basins with three proven interventions. Our products can also help you conserve water! Learn more

References: 1. Marchaim D, et al., Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Poster presented at SHEA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2011. 2. Johnson D, Lineweaver, Maze L, Patients’ bath basins as potential sources of infection: a multi center sampling study, AJCC, Vol 18, No. 1, Jan 2009. 3. GHX Trend Report (Dollars), 1st Quarter 2015 Hospital Annualized markets based on last 4 quarters. 4. Stone S, et al., Removal of bath basins to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Poster presented at APIC 2010, New Orleans, LA, July 2010.

Comfort Bath Cleansing Cloths

The Hygienic Alternative to Basin Baths

Comfort Bath eliminates the contamination risk from bath basins and helps facilities comply with CDC infection control guidelines.1 With over 75% of the market, Comfort Bath products are trusted by more hospitals than all other prepackaged bathing products combined!2 Comfort Bath’s formula contains USP purified water,3 so you never have to worry about contaminated tap water. These disposable washcloths also eliminate cross- contamination because each body area is cleansed separately. An AJCC study found that Comfort Bath effectively cleaned while offering fewer opportunities to recontaminate the skin.4

REFERENCES: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities: recommendations of CDC and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). MMWR 2003;52 (No. RR-10):5,14. 2. GHX Trend Report (Dollars), 4th Quarter, 2010 Hospital. Annualized markets based on last 4 quarters data. 3. Meets standards set by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 4. Larson EL, et al., Am J Crit Care. May 2004;13(3):235-41.

Skin-Friendly Washcloth

Comfort Bath’s pH mirrors that of healthy skin, and our dermatologist-tested formula is proven gentle and non- irritating.5 The ultra-soft, thick washcloth delivers the right amount of cleanser and moisturizer to the skin.

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REFERENCE: 5. West DP, Scheman A, 21-day cumulative irritancy patch test: Comfort Bath® Cleansing System. Northwestern Univ Dept of Dermatology, Chicago IL,May/June 1998.

Outcomes:

Skin Condition and Satisfaction

Comfort Bath’s premoistened, rinse-free washcloths deliver hygienic cleansing in one step. And it’s been found to be more comfortable and easy to use than the basin bath. One hospital study found 96% of patients said they preferred Comfort Bath over the basin. 100% felt clean afterward, 96% said their skin felt soft, and 97% said it was warm, comfortable and easy to use.6 Another study showed Comfort Bath was preferred over the basin by 100% of nurses, who stated it saved time, was easy to administer and left their patients feeling clean and satisfied.7

REFERENCES: 6. Skiba B, Comfort Bath Cleansing System from Sage Products vs. the basin bath: patient preference. Chicago, IL 2000. 7. Kron-Chalupa J, et al., The basinless bath: a study on skin dryness and patient satisfaction. Iowa City VA Medical Center.

Cost Effective

Use of Bath Basins can be Costly

After one facility stopped using Comfort Bath and returned to the basin bath to save money, it saw 23 additional UTIs, 151 additional hospital days and a cost of $107,741!8 Print

REFERENCE: 8. McGuckin M, Shubin A, Interventional Patient Hygiene (IPH): case study at the bedside. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Philadelphia, PA. Presented at the American Professional Wound Care Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2007.

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  • Utilization tracking feature allows you to see how many packages are being used. The warmer automatically records when a package is removed for use.
  • The adjustable temperature range of 100°F to 125°F (38°C to 52°C) helps you warm products to protocol specifications and patient comfort.
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  • The adjustable temperature range of 100°F to 125°F (38°C to 52°C) helps you warm products to protocol specifications and patient comfort.
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What the Experts Say

The Financial Implications of Pressure Ulcers (PDF)
Excerpts from various studies and articles
Bath Water and Nosocomial Infection (PDF)
Excerpts from various studies and articles

Clinical Support

Patients’ Bath Basins as Potential Sources of Infection: A Multicenter Sampling Study
Johnson D, RN, BSN, OCN, CIC

Hospital Bath Basins are Frequently Contaminated with Multi-Drug Resistant Human Pathogens (PDF)
Marchaim D, MD Presented at the SHEA 21st Annual Scientitific Meetiting: April 1-3, 2011

Removal of Basin Baths to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (PDF)
Stone S, RN, BSN, CIC, Chaffee D, RN, Rowin K, MD, Chasin M MD
37th Annual APIC Educational Conference and International Meeting, July 11-15, 2010

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