Although initially developed for use in geriatric and disabled nursing for incontinent residents, Peri-Foam is now being used for skin sensitive conditions in other areas of nursing.
The ingredients of Peri-Foam Foaming Skin Cleanser are uniquely combined to provide cleaning properties to remove urine and faecal matter and protect against infection, barrier and moisturising protection and an odour neutraliser to reduce odours associated with incontinent episodes.
Following controlled trials specifically for incontinent residents in nursing homes, Peri-Foam has proven to be more economical than soap and water with superior benefits in skin management for sensitive skin conditions.
The results of Peri-foam being used in Palliative Care nursing as a soap replacement/full body wash has proven the benefits in specialised nursing, by providing skin care excellence.
When combined with essential oils and the natural antiseptic properties of tea tree oil, Peri-Foam helps with dry / irritated skin conditions, fungal conditions, nappy rash, tinea and chafe etc.
Where should Peri-Foam be used?
The benefits of using Peri-Foam are considered essential in frail aged and dementia facilities, nursing homes and for patients being nursed at home.
Disabled persons suffering the effects of paraplegia/quadriplegia and any immobile patients who require assistance with personal hygiene due to incontinent episodes also benefit from using Peri-Foam.
Why use tea tree oil?
Nature has a way of making ‘one of a kind' products.
Extensive studies in the 1920s by Australian scientists found that the very complex molecular structure of tea tree oil, containing 48 different compounds, has one which cannot be duplicated by science. This puts tea tree oil in the same category as mother's milk — which also cannot be duplicated.
The benefits of tea tree oil have been known and used in Australia for many years with some amazing proven results:
- Tested 7 times more powerful than aloe vera
- Strongest natural antiseptic available
- Super penetrating (7 layers of skin)
- Non-caustic (won't burn)
- Aromatic (actually healthy to breathe)
- Strongest natural solvent available
- Biodegradable and environmentally safe
Consider the following advantages of using just one product (containing tea tree oil) in combination with other herbal extracts to maintain healthy skin:
- Less trauma to damaged skin
- Dignity is maintained
- Improved quality of life
- Less use of expensive chemical products
- Less effort and time required for cleaning
- Patients more comfortable
- Less offensive odours
- Peace of mind that loved ones are well cared for
- Healthy skin management of loved ones
Administration (nursing homes, hospitals etc)
- Cost effective, one product to replace 5
- Less linen costs
- More effective use of carers time
- Less impact on the health dollar
"At the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) we commended the use of Peri-Foam on a number of individuals experiencing cervical and vulval cancer – often involving metastatic spread. These ladies found regular washing most painful or even impossible to attend. However, the majority of patients who were willing to use Peri-Foam found its application easy and gentle"
GARY BAIN RN CNC MCIinED BN DipApSc (Director Wound Management Services) Sydney Adventist Hospital Wound Clinic
** Note: Incontinence is not a simple condition. There are many different causes and treatments. It can affect all age groups from young children and adolescents through to older members of the community. With proper assessment, incontinence can be treated, more effectively managed and frequently cured.
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