You’ve seen it before. A kid breaks his arm three weeks before a big family vacation. That can lead to a lot of frustration once the cast goes on and the healing journey begins.
While in a cast, one of the more challenging parts of recovery is keeping the covered area safe and dry. Fortunately, your patients don’t have to resort to covering their casts with garbage bags or other DIY solutions. Those often don’t give them a tight seal and can result in skin irritation. Instead, Sloan Medical’s multi-use shower protectors are a great way to keep a cast moisture-free and infection at bay.
Beyond keeping the covered area safe and dry while bathing, multi-use shower cast protectors also have many other uses, especially for summertime activities! Here are some other ways you can unleash the versatility of shower cast protectors:
This time of year, everyone is ready to stretch their travel legs! Shower cast protectors are so helpful when your patients find that access to clean and hygienic bathing facilities may be limited. Shower cast protectors’ waterproof barrier allows individuals to maintain personal hygiene while on the go, ensuring that casts, bandages, or wounds remain dry and protected.
2. Outdoor Activities
Who doesn’t want to get outside when the weather is beautiful? If your patient has plans to go camping, hiking, or take part in water sports, they can benefit from shower cast protectors. These items help individuals protect their casts, bandages, or wounds from water exposure, allowing them to participate in outdoor activities while minimizing the risk of contamination or complications. From swimming and snorkeling to kayaking and hiking, these protectors ensure that water exposure doesn’t hinder their plans.
3. Disability and Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities or mobility challenges often face difficulties in maintaining personal hygiene. Shower cast protectors can aid in their self-care routine, enabling them to shower or bathe independently while keeping specific body parts dry and protected. And in some cases, the increased freedom and confidence brought by shower cast protectors can even make travel become a more inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone.
The primary purpose of PPE shower cast covers is to provide a completely waterproof seal for affected areas. Their benefits in travel and outdoor activities are just another bonus. The specific use of shower protectors may vary based on individual needs, medical conditions, and healthcare provider recommendations.
Help your patients discover the incredible versatility of shower cast protectors! Request your free sample from Sloan Medical and help protect patients today.