Skin Care Products

  1. Hi, I am a unit mgr for a 58 bed nursing home floor. We have a variety of LTC and short term residents. I was just wondering what type of products everyone else is using for moisture barriers, stage I's, etc... We use constant care or Baza as moisture barriers. Also, we use Zinc Oxide on reddened areas. These products seems to work on most of the residents, but there are some that they do not help. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   martysgurl
    We use ALOT of zinc and vaseline mixed together. Don't ask me how it works but it does.
    Now i'm from ONtario so are products will vary no doubt. But we use alot of
    Cavilon. It looks like a white lotion and it works wonders on stage 1's especially the coccyx.. I'm on mat. leave so I can't even tell you what the company is called. But try the mixture of zinc and vasiline. ITs great for reddened areas.
  4. by   adrienurse
    boy has there been a world of difference in skin problems ever since 3m's triplecare cream was available at my facility. We use it for everyone who is incontinent regardless of whether or not they have a rash and I tell you it's been a long time since I've seen an ulcer on someone's coccyx.
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Zinc oxide mixed with Granulex spray is the best thing I've ever seen at healing stage II decubs, and preventing decubs altogether.
  6. by   adrienurse
    Triple Care Cream by 3M

    Product Description:

    A skin protectant for treatment and prevention of rash associated with diaper use and helps to seal out wetness.


    Zinc Oxide, Purified Water, White Petroleum, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40, Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Octyl Palmitate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate,Octyl Stearate, Dioctyl Adipate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Clove Oil, a-Phenylphenol, Aloe.


    Change wet and soiled diapers, garments and linens promptly. Cleanse the affected area and allow to dry. Apply cream liberally as often as necessary with each diaper, garment or linen change; especially at bedtime or anytime when exposure to soiled diapers, garments, linens, feces or urine may be prolonged.

    Cautionary Instructions:

    For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be applied over deep or puncture wounds, infections or lacerations. If condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, consult doctor. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.
  7. by   stressednurse
    I work in a facility with a wide variety of geriatric patients. LTC, dementia, sub-acute, rehab, behavior. We use A&D ointment on all as a protective barrier. For stage I and excoriations we use Xenaderm ointment. For Stage II with the need for debriedment we use accuzyme and for granulating tissue we use Panafil. We cover stage II with Alldress or mepilex border plus we have a few absorbent dressings and packings for those tunneled or post op wounds. Stage III and IV get packings depending on drainage and debriedment needs. We take care of a fair number of recovering trauma patients also so the treatments will vary, burns differ from fasciotomies and fistulas.