LiquaShield products provide water resistant protection for showering. Patients that have a PICC line, central line, IV lines, or a port will benefit from purchasing LiquaShield. Patients will be able to safely shower without risking infection from waterborne pathogens. LiquaShield should also be applied as a secondary dressing to wounds and parts of the body that have had surgery before showering, to minimize the risk of infection.
PICC lines, catheters, wounds and surgical sites all need to be kept dry when taking a shower in order to prevent infection. LiquaShield was designed to safely and effectively address this need. The product is a waterproof, latex free clear film with a medical grade adhesive tape around the edges that is water resistant when in contact with the skin. Because the adhesive tape is on the outside perimeter of the film, it will not compromise or adhere to the catheter, PICC line or primary dressing. Patients or nurses can apply the product in less than a minute; enjoying the freedom and comfort in the ability to shower safely, with reduced risk of infection.
LiquaShield was meant to be a disposable product, and gives you the peace of mind that you are reducing the possibility of infections caused by waterborne pathogens that can occur with non-disposable products. LiquaShield is available in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of keeping sites dry. Whether you have a central line, port, PICC line, or just had surgery, LiquaShield has got you covered.
MedCort Inc. is in the business of helping individuals and hospitals to prevent Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Patient comfort and safety is our number one priority.
Did you know that HAIs rank in the top ten leading causes of death in the U.S.1? HAIs kill more than 99,000 people a year2. HAI deaths rank higher than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined3 and one in 17 patients will experience an HAI4.
The two most common HAIs are bloodstream infections (BSIs) and surgical site infections (SSIs). The majority of BSIs are caused by catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI). Combined, these two types of infections comprise nearly half of all HAIs5. Central venous catheters, PICC Lines and tunneled catheters are all prone to bloodstream infections; especially if exposed to waterborne bacteria. Not only does an infection take a personal toll on patients and their families, but the staggering estimated $17 billion to treat these infections has a huge financial impact as well6.
LiquaShield was developed to address the need for waterborne infection prevention, but more importantly so that patients could safely take a shower with comfort and ease.
Our customer service team will work with you to address your needs and provide you with the appropriate size of LiquaShield. We understand the changes surrounding your life can be difficult and that is why we are here to help. Please contact us at 954-586-4824, Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST with any questions.