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The SECURA Skin Care System

Cleanse

Cleanse

The first step in prevention is to preserve skin integrity


Vital to maintaining skin integrity

  • Gentle cleansing is essential to preventive skin care, especially when caring for incontinent patients
  • Most soaps have high pH levels, which can interfere with the skin's protective acid mantle
  • Soaps can be difficult to rinse completely
  • Some soaps contain anionic surfactants which are irritants and remove the skin's natural lubricants
  • Traditional soap and water is more time consuming than a one-step, no-rinse cleanser


The SECURA Difference

In a 4-month, single-center, retrospective study involving protocols that included a no-rinse cleanser 1, the prevalence of skin tears declined from 23.5% to 3.5% when compared with soap and water regimens.

  • SECURA cleansers provide no-rinse, one-step cleansing to save time
  • SECURA cleansers aid in removal of urine, feces or other foreign material
  • SECURA cleansers contain polysorbate 20, a gentle, nonionic surfactant that cleans without causing irritation or friction
  • SECURA cleansers contain benzethonium chloride, an antimicrobial agent to control odor and help eliminate pathogens
  • SECURA cleansers are pH-balanced or buffered to protect the skin's acid mantle
  • SECURA cleansers contain film-forming polymers to help protect and moisturize the skin
  • SECURA cleansers condition and moisturize the skin
  • SECURA cleansers are non-irritating


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1Birch S, Coggins T. No-rinse, one-step bed bath; the effects on the occurrence of skin tears in a long-term care setting. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2003,49:64-67.

Protect

Protect

Skin protectants should be applied after every incontinent episode to seal out wetness and protect againsr skin breakdown


The dangers of excessive moisture

  • Moisture, irritants in urine, and fecal enzymes put skin at risk for breakdown
  • Urine can also affect the skin's natural acid mantle increasing skin permeability
  • Many components of urine can promote bacterial overgrowth, leading to cutaneous irritation, inflammation and urinary tract infections
  • Skin macerated or saturated with moisture loses its ability to form a protective barrier
  • Moisture from perspiration, urine or feces can reduce the skin's strength and increase the likelihood of damage due to friction and pressure


The SECURA Difference

  • SECURA protectants seal out wetness and treat and prevent rash associated with diaper use or continued exposure to urine and feces
  • SECURA protectants are removed easily with SECURA◊ Personal Cleanser or SECURA◊ Moisturizing Cleanser
  • SECURA protectants contain moisturizing and conditioning ingredients for time-saving, cost-effective skin care
  • SECURAskin protectants offer Dimethicone, Petrolatum or Zinc Oxide as the active ingredients for maximum skin protection:
    Dimethicone - A silicone cream that is transparent upon application and dries quickly, allowing for visual inspection of the skin
    Petrolatum - A semi-transparent protective ointment that protects and conditions the skin
    Zinc Oxide - A white paste or cream that does not absorb and leaves a non-transparent layer, while it conditions and soothes the skin


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Moisturize

Moisturize

Moisturizers hydrate and soothe dry, itchy skin and may make skin less suspectible to skin tears


Dry skin threatens skin integrity

  • Dry skin affects 59% to 85% of people older than 64 years 2
  • Dry skin loses its elasticity, making it more susceptible to skin tears
  • An estimated 1.5 million skin tears occur annually among institutionalized elderly patients 2
  • In addition to causing severe discomfort, dry, cracked skin no longer fulfills an important barrier function
  • Broken skin increases the risk of infection

 

The SECURA  Difference

  • SECURA moisturizers contain emollients and humectants to hydrate, soothe and condition dry skin
  • SECURA moisturizers absorb quickly and are not greasy
  • SECURA moisturizers are non-staining

 

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2Bryant RA, Rolstad BS. Examining threats to skin integrity. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2001;47(6):18-27.

Treat

Treat

Antifungals products treat superficial fungal infections that cause itching, flaking and openings in skin leaving it susceptible to breakdown


Superficial fungal infections can bring discomfort and skin breakdown

  • Fungal infections are commonly caused by tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
  • They pose a serious threat to skin integrity and cause burning and itching
  • Microorganisms flourish in warm, moist environments such as the perineum, perineal area and breast and inguinal skin folds
  • Certain health conditions such as diabetes or conditions that leave patients immunocompromised increase the risk for fungal infections


The SECURA Difference

  • SECURA antifungals contain miconazole nitrate 2%, proven effective against superficial fungal infections, including jock itch ( tinea cruris), ringworm ( tinea corporis), and athlete's foot ( tinea pedis)
  • SECURA antifungals also contain high-quality moisturizers and emollients to help relieve burning, itching, scaling, cracking, chafing and redness associated with these conditions


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