Get clean while protecting your wound or medical device with Shower Shield.
This latex-free shower cover for wound dressings is the answer to the age-old question of how to keep water from damaging or infecting dressings and medical devices. Shower Shield Water Barrier Wound Cover provides moisture-resistant coverage for your or your loved one’s wound dressings, central lines, stomas, shunts, catheters, colostomies and more.
By protecting wounds and dressings with Shower Shield, you reduce the risk of infection from waterborne bacteria. Shower Shield is more convenient and comfortable than other methods of covering bandaged wounds. Using shower shields for wounds means fewer dressing changes, which translates to better patient comfort and big money savings as well. Shower Shield comes in multiple sizes to fit varying needs and is available in bulk quantities.
Shower Shield water barrier consists of a polyurethane film with acrylic adhesive. This latex-free wound care shower protector is safe for use on those with latex allergies. It has been clinically proven effective at keeping water away from the covered area while showering.
Shower Shield Water Barrier Wound Cover is sold in packages that contain an assortment of pad sizes, including 4 inches x 4 inches, 7 inches x 7 inches, 9 inches x 9 inches, and 10 inches x 12 inches (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm, 17.78 cm x 17.78 cm, 22.8 cm x 22.8 cm and 25.4 cm x 30.48 cm). You should use the size pad that most completely covers your dressing without allowing the adhesive to come in contact with the dressing. Shower Shield should always be used over a dressing; it should never come into contact with the wound itself.
Product Numbers: SS10X12, SS4X4, SS7X7, SS9X9
Directions for Use
- Clean and dry area surrounding wound or device thoroughly.
- Make sure area to be covered has an appropriate dressing. Shower Shield should not be allowed to come in direct contact with the wound.
- Clip any excess hair at the site and make sure it is free of oil and moisturizers. Shaving is not recommended, but always follow your physician’s advice.
- Open the poly bag and select the appropriate size for your wound dressing. Choose a Shower Shield bandage that is large enough to adhere to skin only – not to your wound, device or the primary dressing.
- Peel the wax paper frame only from the top edge of the water barrier, exposing the adhesive surface but retaining the wax paper on the bottom half of the barrier.
- Position water barrier over the site, about an inch above the dressing, and press down firmly. Gently remove the bottom half of the wax paper frame, smoothing the barrier down as you pull the frame away, pressing edges down firmly to adhere to skin.
- Firmly smooth water barrier from the center toward the edges.
- Repeat pressure on all sides of adhesive as a final securing step.
- If you fail to get a good seal, remove the clear barrier, discard it and try again with another Shower Shield.
- Gently grasp an edge and slowly peel the Shower Shield wound cover from the skin in the direction of hair growth – or grasp one edge of the water barrier and gently pull it straight out to stretch and release adhesion – being careful not to disturb the primary dressing or device.
- Discard after use. These shower shields for wounds are single use only.
- For external use only.
- Non-sterile: Do not use if package is open or damaged.
- Shower Shield Water Barrier Wound Cover is not designed to come in direct contact with the wound itself. Make sure the area to be protected is covered with an appropriate sterile dressing before applying this wound care shower protector.
- Do not place over nose or mouth.
- Do not use over the eyes.
- Do not allow children to handle Shower Shield wound covers without adult supervision. They could present a choking or suffocation hazard if misused. An adult should always supervise children who have a Shower Shield Water Barrier Wound Cover on their body.
- Single use only. Store at room temperature.
- Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem or if condition persists or gets worse.
- For additional information about this product, please contact the manufacturer.
- When properly applied, Shower Shield wound covers are impermeable to liquids from brief contact but are not designed for submersion.
Every medical condition is different, please contact your health care provider prior to use.