Reduce Hospital Waste While Providing Better Patient Protection
With hospital infections on the rise, effectively protecting wounds, dressings and intravenous sites from water and moisture is more important than ever. Recently published guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the use of an “impermeable cover during the shower.” But handmade plastic and tape coverings are time-consuming and unreliable to apply, which can lead to wasteful reapplication, greater patient discomfort, and a higher risk of infection.
AquaGuard is a line of moisture barriers designed to protect surgical incisions, intravenous (IV) sites, catheters, PICC lines, and other dressings from water while patients shower. Leading hospitals already rely on AquaGuard to reduce the risk of infection and help speed patient recovery. AquaGuard is the product recommended for use for patients with external catheters who shower, as referenced in the third edition of Access Device Guidelines, a publication by the Oncology Nursing Society.
Effective Application, Greater Patient Comfort
AquaGuard effectively covers affected areas of all sizes and shapes (see catalog) for all types of sites to ensure the greatest protection for your patients. Our national support team works closely with staff to ensure consistent, effective use hospital-wide. AquaGuard is Latex-free and DEHP-free, and the adhesive is gentle enough for easy removal after use. The new AquaGuard Glove protects casts, wound dressings and intravenous sites on hand and arm areas while allowing patients to maintain a complete range of motion in the elbow, wrist and fingers.
Made in the USA, Quality Assured
AquaGuard is the only moisture barrier product line made in the United States at an FDA-registered facility. Certified to ISO 13485: 2003 standards for medical devices, AquaGuard adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure the highest levels of product safety and quality.
- Saves Nursing Time
- Fewer Dressing Changes
- Quick & Easy Application
- Reduce Risk of Infection
- Reduce Waste
- Patient Independence
- Patient Satisfaction
- Easy to Use
- Increases Patient Mobility