I have just found out that our carers will be using chux wipes to wash our residents with in replacement of facewashers and they are going to do away with drawsheets and kylies - obvious cost cutting here. I'm not able to find any evidence based reasearch to come up with a rationale as to why this should not occur!!! Can anyone point me in the right direction??????
I think the poster may be Australian. A kylie is an washable absorbent pad that is about 2 feet long and as wide as the bed. It is used to save the bedsheet from getting soaked with incontinent pt that flow out over incontience wear.
In this context I think chux is refering to a bluey or inco sheet.
And a draw sheet may refer to a similar item to a kylie that is often used in combination with a plastic under sheet.
Would I be right in guessing you are working in some sort of aged care facility or the like ?
Maybe ask your mgr for a cost break down of the alternatives .
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 21, '14