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.
With over 3.5 million packs sold to the NHS, our complete continence care solution is the choice of healthcare professionals.
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.
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)
IAD is the clinical symptom of moisture associated skin damage, characterised by inflammation of the skin, following prolonged exposure to urine and/or faeces1. Sufferers of IAD can encounter uncomfortable symptoms and if their skin’s barrier function is damaged, risk of infection is increased2.
Studies have shown that up to 17% of women and up to 11% of men suffer from incontinence – with prevalence rapidly increasing in the over 70s3, and if not effectively managed, can suffer from incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD)1
The skin is an amazing structure, forming a barrier between our tissues and the world that we live in. Most importantly it provides a fantastic barrier to infectious agents. The skin surface is a slightly acidic film composed of secretions, sweat and sebum that provide a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other contaminants4. The use of strong alkaline soap or cleansers can strip the skin of its protective barrier allowing bacteria and contaminants to pass through the layers of skin5. Overhydration or maceration can occur when washing with soap and water allowing passage of irritants through the barrier causing inflammation and/or dermatitis.
Deterioration of skin levels
Effective continence care is essential to
help reduce the incidence of IAD and
A three in one wipe, incorporating cleansing, moisturising and protective functions has shown to be an effective intervention to treat or prevent IAD in comparison with soap and water6.
Skin pH level is usually slightly acidic (5.0-5.9). This helps it to protect against bacteria, viruses and fungus.
Continuous pressure leads to reduced blood flow, reducing supply of oxygen and nutrients to tissues. This, coupled with increasing shear and friction forces, results in superficial and deep tissue damage.
Urine contains a substance called urea, which is broken down to ammonia when in contact with the skin. Ammonia raises the pH of the skin reducing the natural barrier and weakening the skin.
Liquid stool contains digestive enzymes that can damage the skin directly. Faecal bacteria penetrate weakened skin, causing secondary infection.
What are the risks
factor for IAD?
Poor skin condition
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 hospital.
How to order:
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