The Shower Glove waterproof cover protects the entire arm and helps to protect and keep a PICC line dry and intact while helping to reduce the risk of infection. The Shower Glove also protects midlines, IV sites, as well as hand or arm surgical sites, wounds and casts when a patient needs to shower or bathe.
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Each year central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) as well as other hospital aquired infections (HAI) occur in the United States, resulting in thousands of deaths and billions of added cost to the US healthcare system.*
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an impermeable water barrier to keep PICC lines dry as well as other sensitive areas when showering or bathing to prevent water exposure and reduce the risk of infections.
Studies show that using “make-shift” methods such as plastic wrap, bio hazard bags, garbage bags and medical tape to keep PICC lines, IV sites, Surgical sites and wounds dry can increase the risk of infection due to unreliability.
Shower Covers were invented and designed by a nurse for nurses and patients. Our products empower patients to shower safely and eliminate resorting to “makes-shift” products or “bed baths.”
**2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections. http://origin.glb.cdc.gov/hicpac/BSI/05-bsi-background-info-2011.html