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TENA Washing without water

Washing without water

Washing without water, using non-rinse cleansing products such as TENA Wet Wash Glove allows for a caring cleansing procedure that is comfortable and convenient for nursing home individuals as well as home care and hospital patients.

The care benefits of non-rinse cleansing

Washing without water, using non-rinse cleansing products such as TENA Wet Wash Glove allows for a caring cleansing procedure that is comfortable and convenient for nursing home individuals as well as home care and hospital patients. Non-rinse approaches offer several significant advantages over washing with soap and water.

Take a look at the independent research findings for information on the care benefits of non-rinse rinsing. You can also watch a short film that describes the experiences of a nursing home in the Netherlands that successfully implemented a non-rinse washing routine.

Gentle, hygienic and comfortable cleansing

  • More comfortable and less tiring for individuals

  • Gentler on skin than soap and water

  • More hygienic than using a washbasin

  • Lower workload and physical strain for caregivers

  • More time for more rewarding care - up to 38% time saved per full body wash

More comfortable for individuals

Washing with a non-rinse cleanser is more comfortable for individuals versus washing with soap and water. [1] Non-rinse cleansing is associated with less skin dryness, irritation and itchiness versus washing with soap and water. [1] Non-rinse cleansing for individuals with spasms, pain and mobility impairment leads to less pain for the individual. [3]

TENA Washing without water

Success story from the Netherlands

Watch this short film about how a nursing home in the Netherlands successfully implemented a non-rinse daily washing routine using TENA Wet Wash Gloves and made major improvements in care quality for both residents and caregivers.

TENA Wet wash glove
38 %

of time spent on every full body wash is freed up for more rewarding care. On a typical morning shift in a long-term care ward, 2-4 hours could be saved if washing individuals with a non-rinse cleanser was introduced versus washing with soap and water. [2]

25 %

better working postures for care givers. Washing with a non-rinse cleanser considerably reduces preparation and clearing-up time. [1, 2]

Caring, non-rinse hair washing

TENA Shampoo Cap is pre-moistened with a non-rinse hair washing formula. Ideal in situations where normal hair washing is challenging or not possible, TENA Shampoo Cap is an easy and convenient hair washing solution. Used straight from the packet or warmed in a microwave and gently massaged on the head, TENA Shampoo Cap fully cleanses the scalp, leaving hair fresh and clean, and the individual feeling relaxed and refreshed. Portable, reliable and easy to use in care facilities and professional home care environments.

  • Comfort and dignity for individuals

  • Easy and convenient alternative to normal hair washing

  • No need to add water or rinse hair afterwards

  • Ideal for those who are fragile or immobile

  • Also suitable for those who are afraid of water 

  • Dermatologically tested and paraben free

  • Effectively removes EEG gel, blood, iodine and grease

TENA Washing without water

Caring and convenient

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 1

Take one TENA Shampoo Cap. One pack is needed for a caring hair wash.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 2

Apply TENA Shampoo Cap. Put the individual at ease, explaining what you are about to do. Apply TENA Shampoo Cap over the hair, leaving the ears uncovered. If required, place a small towel under the head on the pillow.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 3

Gently massage. Carefully and gently massage TENA Shampoo Cap over the head for 3 to 4 minutes and then remove. It is not necessary to rinse afterwards.

TENA Shampoo cap

Step 4

Dry and restyle the hair as usual.

Hygienic disposal. Dispose of TENA Shampoo Cap directly after use.

A caring and convenient routine

TENA washing without water

Step 1

Use four gloves per full body wash, using both sides of each glove.

TENA Washing without water

Step 2

Use at room temperature or heat for extra comfort. Check temperature before use.

TENA Washing without water

Step 3

Put the resident at ease.

TENA Washing without water

Step 4

Wash face and neck, then entire upper right side of body with the first glove (1a).Wash upper left side using other side of the glove (1b).

TENA Washing without water

Step 5

Using the second gloce, wash lower body right side (2a). Wash lower body left using other side of the glove (2b). 

TENA Washing without water

Step 6

The third glove should be used to wash the back (3) and the fourth for the perineal region (4a front, 4b back). 

TENA Washing without water

Step 7

Hygienic disposal after use. 

What you don't need

TENA Washing without water

No need

for soap.

TENA Washing without water

No need

for water, washbasins and replacement of water.

TENA Washing without water

No need

for towels or the extra laundry involved.

References

1Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. Successful Pathways in Care Institutions, 2006 (English Extract).
2LOCOmotion, Knibbe & Knibbe. Summary of Results Washing Without Water, 2013.
3LOCOmotion, Knibbe & Knibbe. Ergonomic aspects of washing without water for healthcare providers, 2005.