Clinell’s aim is to make choosing an appropriate product to manage incontinence as easy and accessible as possible.
Loss of bladder or bowel control (officially called incontinence) can be a difficult and embarrassing problem whether you’re looking after someone or yourself.
Contiplan wipes are widely used by a range of people including healthcare professionals within NHS hospitals and Care Homes and by individuals cared for in their own homes, or those managing their own incontinence needs.
As part of our commitment to excellent healthcare, Clinell provide you with information and support alongside a high-quality incontinence care product.
Why use Contiplan?
Contiplan provides an all in one solution to effective continence care. It’s a tried and tested product for Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD), currently used in over 100 NHS trusts across the UK to provide high quality continence care.
Our mild, soap-free formula has been designed to cleanse, moisturise and protect skin to reduce incontinence-related conditions. It replaces the need for soap and water, cleansing foams, rinsing and drying. All of this makes it quick and easy to use in the comfort of your own home or when you’re out and about, particularly with our handy smaller 8 pack size.
Dermatologically tested and pH neutral, Contiplan contains natural plants extracts of witch hazel and camomile to calm irritated skin and promote skin healing. By providing barrier protection for the skin with emollients, Contiplan guards against excess moisture and removes the need for additional barrier creams and products.
History of Clinell
History of Contiplan
GAMA Healthcare, manufacturer of Clinell products, is an infection control company specialising in the manufacture of antimicrobial products with an emphasis on wet wipes. Founded by two medical doctors with a long-standing interest in microbiology and infection control, GAMA is one of the largest suppliers of wet wipes to the NHS and exports to over 60 countries worldwide.
Contiplan, branded under Clinell is a registered medical device due to its barrier protection properties, helping to reduce incontinence-associated dermatitis. Contiplan is the rebrand of our popular existing product Clinell Barrier Cloths. It’s been so successfulin the professional healthcare market, we’ve expanded into the pharmacy sector to make it available to you.
What is incontinence?
Incontinence is the term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Incontinence is a common condition that ranges in severity from 'a small leak' to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.
Urinary incontinence can range from an occasional leak when you laugh, sneeze, cough or exercise to the complete inability to control your bladder, which may cause you to completely wet yourself. Other symptoms people experience include, the constant need to urgently or frequently visit the toilet, which can also be associated with 'accidents'.
Faecal (bowel) incontinence can mean you pass faeces or stools (bowel motion) at the wrong time or in the wrong place. You may also find you pass wind when you don't mean to or experience staining of your underwear in between going to the toilet.
Why is continence care so important?
Many people with incontinence will experience incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). This is caused by prolonged exposure to urine and faeces which can cause damage to the skin leading to inflammation and uncomfortable symptoms. Risk of IAD is increased by poor skin condition and if you’re suffering from poor nutrition.
Who is at risk?
Men and women of any age can suffer from bladder or bowel weakness.
Those who are most at risk:
Elderly (most common1):
Peoplel who are generally unwell
Imobile/bed bound people
Sufferers of incontinence
What are the signs of IAD
Redness ranging from light pink to dark red.
Inflammation of the skin, large or small patches.
Warm and firm patches of skin.
Pain or tenderness, burning, itching & tingling.
Broken skin, from inflamation
Maceration (softening and breaking down of the skin) from excess moisture
How you can prevent IAD?
Check skin regularly for signs of IAD
Address the cause of incontinence or use effective containment products.
Reduce moisture by letting the body air dry after cleansing.
Cleanse, moisturise and protect after every episode of incontinence.
Seek medical advice if symptoms of IAD are not improved with regular skin cleansing and protection.
Avoid using soap and water. Skin is slightly acidic and cleansing using soap and water can disrupt this and cause damage.
Contiplan - 8 pack
Contiplan - 25 pack
For regular use at home.
For professional use at home.
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