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Caring and convenient body cleansing

Personal hygiene care for dependent, bedridden, or immobile individuals is a challenging daily task.

While traditional basin bathing or sponge baths with soap and water seem to be an acceptable method for daily body cleansing, many soaps can be too aggressive for elderly skin, stripping away natural oils and causing dryness and irritation if not properly rinsed off.  Reusable wash basins can harbor harmful bacteria, increasing the risk for cross-contamination and infection.  Furthermore, the preparation of the basins, delivery of the soap and water basins to the bedside, and clean-up time for multiple residents each morning can be time-consuming and physically demanding. 

An innovative approach to address these types of risks and challenges is the TENA Wet Wash Glove, for caring and convenient body cleansing.  It brings together all the necessary materials – washcloth, body wash, and water – in one product, without the need for basins or extra towels.

  • Washcloth – two-sided glove design, soft for fragile skin
  • Body wash – mild cleansing formula with gentle ingredients
  • Water – pre-moistened, fresh and clean

The Caring benefits of the TENA Wet Wash Glove

  • Comfort  - gentle for fragile skin
    • Soft material
    • pH friendly
    • Dermatologically tested
    • Paraben free 
    • Can be heated for a warm wash if desired
  • Minimizes cross-contamination
    • Individually packed (5 pc or 8 pc)
    • Dispose after use
    • Caregiver never touches wiping surface
  • Fragrance choice
    • Mildly scented
    • Freshly scented
    • Perfume-free

The Convenient benefits of the TENA Wet Wash Glove

  • Easy grip and handling
    • Two-sided glove design enables easy maneuvering around the body
  • Less physically demanding
    • 25% less physical strain for caregivers
    • Shortened duration of movements needed for thorough wash
  • More time for more rewarding care - up to 38% time saved per full body wash
    • No need for basin preparation or clean-up
    • No additional rinsing or drying required
TENA Washing without water

Watch the Wet Wash Glove instruction video

Click on the video link below to view general instructions on how to use the TENA Wet Wash Glove.


TENA Wet Wash Glove instruction video

38 %

of time spent on every full body wash is freed up for more rewarding care. On a typical morning shift in a long-term care ward, 2-4 hours could be saved if washing individuals with a non-rinse cleanser was introduced versus washing with soap and water. [2]

25 %

better working postures for care givers. Washing with a non-rinse cleanser considerably reduces preparation and clearing-up time. [1, 2]

Brochures

Read more about Wet Wash Glove in the brochures.

Product Concept Brochure

Resident Family Brochure

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Caring, non-rinse hair washing

TENA Shampoo Cap is pre-moistened with a non-rinse hair washing formula. Ideal in situations where normal hair washing is challenging or not possible, TENA Shampoo Cap is an easy and convenient hair washing solution. Used straight from the packet or warmed in a microwave and gently massaged on the head, TENA Shampoo Cap fully cleanses the scalp, leaving hair fresh and clean, and the individual feeling relaxed and refreshed. Portable, reliable and easy to use in care facilities and professional home care environments.

  • Comfort and dignity for individuals

  • Easy and convenient alternative to normal hair washing

  • No need to add water or rinse hair afterwards

  • Ideal for those who are fragile or immobile

  • Also suitable for those who are afraid of water 

  • Dermatologically tested and paraben free

  • Effectively removes EEG gel, blood, iodine and grease

TENA Washing without water

Caring and convenient

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 1

Take one TENA Shampoo Cap. One pack is needed for a caring hair wash.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 2

Apply TENA Shampoo Cap. Put the individual at ease, explaining what you are about to do. Apply TENA Shampoo Cap over the hair, leaving the ears uncovered. If required, place a small towel under the head on the pillow.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 3

Gently massage. Carefully and gently massage TENA Shampoo Cap over the head for 3 to 4 minutes and then remove. It is not necessary to rinse afterwards.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 4

Dry and restyle the hair as usual.

Hygienic disposal. Dispose of TENA Shampoo Cap directly after use.

References

1Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. Successful Pathways in Care Institutions, 2006 (English Extract).
2LOCOmotion, Knibbe & Knibbe. Summary of Results Washing Without Water, 2013.

Poster

Download TENA Shampoo Cap poster