Reducation of urine smells

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    Where l currently work we have a system of reducing the associated smells of urine and feaces that can be common in aged care seeting and nursing homes.

    We would like to research and evaulate other systems that people use to reduce any smells

    I was wondering if any of you in this forum have any site you can recommend to read about methods of reducing the smells associated with this problem.

    Thanking you in advance

    Sandra
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    Sorry, it's late, I couldn't help myself.
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    Originally posted by Rand
    Sorry, it's late, I couldn't help myself.

    Appropriate answer? YES!


    Not sorry, it happens to be the correct answer. Rand you're a genius
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    "periwash" works great it's a spray cleanser you don't have to rinse off. It kills odor causing bacteria.
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    There is a very strict practice re the care of the peeri area and hygeiene -
    I am not really asking a question re what to do as much as what DO YOU do - to reduce smlls - how do you control it
    The whole smell issue can make or breal an organisation - you get a lot of visitors who will turn up their noses - or if the practices you use - comment gee there isnt much smell here-
    So l guess that was my real question how do you control it - Yes peri washes is a great and absolute vital practice.
    Tookie
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    Washing the patient with a sensitive skin shaving cream kills odor very well. If they've just had a bath or shower, and they are incontinent, you may not have time to give another bath or shower in the same day, so spray a tad of shaving cream. It cleans really well, and great for the men, smells kind of like cologne! As for the women, one nurse goes to her salon and buys special citrus shampoos, and lotions. (Never seen anyone like her). You can use the lotion she brings on one patient, and you can smell it out in the hallway. Some we use good smelly powder on, but some don't like it and some have too dry of skin for powder. I'd like to hear of your ways if you have any different!
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    Yes tranquility incontinence products neutralize the urine and it gets rid of the urine smell. They are not cheap though. Feces now that is a tough one.

    renerian
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    Cranberry tablets do work well for the "infected urine" smell and I have heard of at least one nursing home using cranberry.

    I hear what you are saying Tookie - some urine smells seem to permeate the walls. One nusing home that I know of used aromatherapy and reorientation to such good effect that they reduced the linen bill by a huge amount. I do not know if they are still doing aromatherapy but if you are interested in knowing who it was PM me.

    Aromatherapy has to be done carefully though as some smells if used in too great a concentration have the opposite effect i.e. Lavender usually used to promote sleep but if used in large quanitities makes the residents more awake.

    When it comes to aromatherapy Eu de Perfume is preferrable to Oh! de Pan Room any day
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    A new product available is "Urine-Off", made specifically to eliminate urine smells, as well as vomit, blood and feces.

    The system involves staff training and the use of a "Black Light" to monitor areas where dried urine may have become accumulated. The system then uses the "Urine-Off solution to consume the uric acid crystals, rather than to merely nuetralize them.

    I haven't tried the product.

    The website iswww.urine-off.com

    Quote from Tookie
    Where l currently work we have a system of reducing the associated smells of urine and feaces that can be common in aged care seeting and nursing homes.

    We would like to research and evaulate other systems that people use to reduce any smells

    I was wondering if any of you in this forum have any site you can recommend to read about methods of reducing the smells associated with this problem.

    Thanking you in advance

    Sandra
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    Quote from kathyh4@tampabay.rr.
    A new product available is "Urine-Off", made specifically to eliminate urine smells, as well as vomit, blood and feces.

    The system involves staff training and the use of a "Black Light" to monitor areas where dried urine may have become accumulated. The system then uses the "Urine-Off solution to consume the uric acid crystals, rather than to merely nuetralize them.

    I haven't tried the product.

    The website iswww.urine-off.com
    That one of the problems of some nursing homes is that they CARPET the floor, and that it is very difficult to get the smells out of the carpet, as opposed to flooring.

    Comments?

    Thanks,

    NurseFirst


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