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Shower Glove Patient Trial

STANDARD: Garbage Bags, Plastic Wrap, Bio hazard bags and Tape 


NEW STANDARD: The Shower Glove

Research Plan

  • A Quasi experimental group was approved by an IRB and conducted by an In-Hospital Research Department at a large hospital system in Orlando, Florida
  • 7 Units participated in the research study
  • Blind study to compare the present standard of care to the Shower Glove
  • A statistically significant sample of
  • 90 patients participated in the Shower Glove Trial
  • 90 patients participated in the current Standard of Care Study
  • Standardized quantitative measurement instrument for each product/process
  • Survey completed by a Research Nurse for each patient-nurse combination

Research Study Results Summary


Op Dry Post Shower

Current Standard 28%

Shower Glove 99%

Op-Sites Degraded Post Shower

Current Standard 10%

Shower Glove 0%

Patients Reporting Discomfort/Pain

Current Standard 59%

Shower Glove 1%*

Patient Satisfaction

Current Standard 26%

Shower Glove 92%

Average Time to Prepare Patients

Current Standard 10 min

Shower Glove 30 sec


*One patient reported some discomfort with Shower Glove due to sizing
29% average labor saved per patient

300%+ improvement for keeping IV/PICC sites dry and intact
96% nurses preferred the Shower Glove

Patient and Nurse Comments


Current Standard of Care      The Shower Glove
 “Uncomfortable” “Ouch!” “Painful”    "It feels secure, makes it worry free”
“Hurts” “Afraid would tear my skin”    "More confidence” “Better process"
 “Absolutely awful” “Not waterproof”    “Love it” “Much better” “Much easier”
 “Bruising occurs from tape” “Complicated    “Less time consuming” “Definitely faster”

Why Replace the Current Standard with The Shower Glove?

  • Improved Standard of Care for the Protection of IVs, PICCs, Dressings & Casts
  • Reliable Water Shield
  • Painless and Easy Application and Removal
  • No Tape: Hair Pulling or Skin Damage
  • Reduced Medical, Material & Labor Costs over Current Standard
  • Improved Patient Experience
Download the Research
The Research.pdf
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