If the person is incontinent there is a possibility that they might soil the bed sheets and then the whole bed needs to be stripped and the sheets replaced.
The advantage of the Waterproof Blanket is that the patient can sleep on top of their bed during the day. If the Waterproof Blanket is placed on top of the bedspread the patient can sleep without soiling the bedspread. After the patient gets up again, the Waterproof Blanket can be wiped clean and taken off the bed. The weight of the Waterproof Blanket helps it to stay in place on the bed and minimizes creasing. If a normal sheet of vinyl is used without the inner material, the sheet can crease up under the patient and cause pressure sores.
If a patient is likely to urinate and soil top sheets, then using the Waterproof Blanket over the top of the patient may help protect the top sheets.
The size is 125cm x 84cm. Contact us if you required a special size, or for double, queen and king size beds.
Nursing Home staff have told us how good the Waterproof Blanket is and how it saves them a lot of time during the day as well as cutting down on laundry costs, due to the sides being heat sealed.
Cleaning: Have guidance from your Infection Control Staff as they may change our recommendations. Wipe clean with Hospital Grade disinfectant then wipe dry with a clean cloth. Do not wash in a washing machine as this may damage the heat sealed edges. Do not tumble dry.