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About Skin Care

Healthy skin is a barrier against mechanical trauma (direct pressure, compression, friction, cuts, stretching, contusions, etc), chemical agents (such as urine, faeces or other bodily fluids), heat, cold, ultraviolet radiation and pathogenic micro-organisms. Consequently, while practising wound care we often need to protect the skin so as not to damage it. Skin protectants have shown themselves to be an effective tool for this.

 

     
SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film
 
SECURA Protective Cream
     
No-Sting-skin-prep
 
SECURA Zinc Oxide
 

 

     
SECURA Barrier Cream D
 
SECURA Cleanser
     
SECURA Barrier Cream D
 
SECURA Cleanser
 

SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film


No-Sting-Skin-PrepDescription

SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film is a liquid film-forming skin protectant that minimises stinging 1. On application to intact or damaged skin, it forms a protective interface that helps protect intact and damaged skin from irritation due to 2,3,4

  • Urinary and faecal incontinence
  • Bodily fluids
  • Adhesive trauma
  • Frictional forces

Features and Benefits

  • Available in a choice of 3 sterile formats; spray, swabs and wipes
  • Alcohol free formulation which reduces the potential for stinging
  • Fast drying time of under 30 seconds 5,6
  • Effective waterproof 2 and breathable barrier for up to 96 hours (4 days) 2
  • The unique polymer formulation means only one coat is needed to form a protective film
  • Once applied the film is clear providing constant visibility of the skin and peri-wound area
  • Applies easily, even on areas such as elbows, knees, and heels
  • Moves naturally with patients' skin and won't crack or peel

Indications

  • SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film forms a protective, waterproof barrier which acts as a protective interface between the skin and bodily wastes, fluids, adhesive dressings, drainage tubes, external catheters and around ostomy sites
  • SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film can also be used to help protect areas of the body that are at risk of irritation due to friction damage caused by external surfaces
  • SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film may be used on intact or damaged skin
  • The product may be used on adults, children and full term infants from one month, with normal skin

Contraindications / Precautions

For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In the case of accidental contact, flush eyes well with water. Do not apply directly to open wounds or in deep puncture wounds. Should redness or other signs of irritation appear, discontinue use. Do not apply to infected areas of the skin. Do not use on patients with a known allergy to any of the ingredients.

Smith & Nephew SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film Ordering Codes

Description Quantity S&N Code PIP Code NHS Code
Spray 1 28ml 66800710 357-8317 ELY353
Protective wipes 50 wipes 66800712 362-7601 ELY364
Foam Applicator 1ml 5 pack 66800789 362-7627 -
Foam Applicator 3ml 5 pack 66800787 362-7619 -
Foam Applicator 1ml 25 pack 66800790 - ELY380
Foam Applicator 3ml 25 pack 66800788 - ELY381

Smith & Nephew SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film Instructions for use

Step 1

Skin should be clean and dry prior to application of SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film.

Step 2

Apply a uniform coating over entire area you wish to protect, i.e. around stoma, under dressing, catheter site, etc. If using the spray hold the nozzle 10-15cm from the skin and move the spray in a sweeping motion. 

Step 3

SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film will dry in approximately 30 seconds. If you miss an area that you intended to cover, wait until the original area of application has dried, then reapply to the missed area.

Step 4

For maximum protection, an optional second coating may be applied and allowed to dry before covering area with dressing or other adhesive product.

Step 5

If SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film is applied to an area with skin folds or other skin-to-skin contact, make sure that skin contact areas are separated to allow the coating to thoroughly dry before returning to normal position.

Step 6

When used under adhesive products, re-application is necessary each time the product is changed; as the film can be removed by the adhesive. Ensure that SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film is dry before application of adhesive products.

Step 7

When used as a protectant against bodily fluids, faeces, or urine etc, and no adhesive products are applied to the skin: (a) Reapplication of SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film is recommended every 24 - 72 hours depending upon the frequency of cleansing; (b) In extreme cases with more frequent cleansing, more frequent applications may be necessary (i.e. every 12 - 24 hours).

Removal of SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film

Removal of SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film is not necessary before reapplication. However if removal is desired, the film can be removed by using most medical adhesive removers. Clean and dry the area and apply fresh SECURA No-Sting Barrier Film as directed above.

References

1. Assessing the Sting Potential of Film Forming Barriers. Rpt #09-60, Cyberderm Clinical Studies, 2009
2. Study to Com pare the Wash-Off Resistance and Durability of a Barrier Film. Rpt # 09-58A, Cyberderm Clinical Studies, 2009
3. Skin Protectant Barrier Test: No-Sting Barrier Film. SAP, 2009
4. Data on File: (3M) Murray K e t al. Evaluation of Routine Use of an Alcohol-Free Barrier Film on Patients with Urinary and/or Fecal Incontinence , 2002
5. Formulations: NO-STING SKIN-PREP Spray and NO-STING SKIN-PREP Wipe/Swab
6. Time-To-Dry Test: No-Sting Barrier Film. SAP, 2009

SECURA Protective Cream


SECURA Zinc Oxide
Description

SECURA Extra Protective Cream Z30 contains 30% zinc oxide and emollients. When applied to the skin, it provides a durable 5, protective 6 layer that helps to protect the skin against maceration from prolonged exposure to faeces and urine which may cause skin to break down. The cream also helps to moisturise 6 the skin and is particularly suitable for use in cases of extreme incontinence such as diarrhoea.

Features and Benefits

  • Formulated with zinc oxide and petrolatum which forms a water repellent barrier against excess moisture helping to reduce the risk of skin breakdown associated with incontinence 1
  • Formulated with aloe, allantoin and vitamin E which help to moisturise and condition the skin helping to maintain skin integrity 1
  • Contains clove oil a natural deodorant which provides a mild fragrance 3
  • pH balanced so will not disturb the skin's natural acid mantal 3
  • Paediatric tested - safe to use on full term infants 4

Indications

Secura Protective Cream is a moisturising skin protectant providing a barrier to bodily fluids, helping to maintain skin integrity. It may be used on adults, children and full term infants.

Contraindications/Precautions

For external use on intact skin only. Avoid contact with eyes. If this occurs, flush eyes thoroughly with water. Keep out of the reach of children. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. Do not use on patients with a known allergy to any of the ingredients. If the condition of the skin worsens with use or does not improve within 7 days, seek medical advice. Not recommended for use under adhesive products as the physical properties of the cream may adversely affect the adhesion.

Smith & Nephew SECURA Protective Cream Z30 ordering information

S&N Code Description Size Presentation
59450425 SECURA Extra Protective Cream Z30 92g Tube 1 tube per carton

Smith & Nephew SECURA Protective Cream Z30 instructions for use

Step 1

Cleanse and dry the affected area and apply cream liberally as often as necessary with each nappy, garment or linen change? especially at bedtime or anytime when exposure to soiled nappies, garments, linens, faeces or urine may be prolonged. Change wet and soiled nappies, garments and linens promptly following an incontinence episode.

Step 2

Removal SECURA Protective Cream Z30 can be removed using SECURA Cleanser

References

1. Global Medical Device Nomenclature Definition #46206: Skin Moisture Barrier Dressing
2. Smith & Nephew: Formulation Statement
3. Smith & Nephew Product Specifications: 59447525S
4. Hill Top Research Inc: Infant Cream Safety Study Project #95255472
5. Scheps, M. H., Skin Care and the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers. Home Health Care Consultant, Vol. 3, No. 1, JanFeb. 1996, pp: 3739
6. CTFA Cosmetic Ingredient Handbook, Second Edition, Zinc Oxide, pp. 473, 580

SECURA Barrier Cream D


SECURA Barrier Cream
Description

SECURA Barrier Cream D contains 5% dimethicone and emollients 1, which when applied to the skin provides a breathable, transparent, non- greasy, protective barrier layer. This helps to protect the skin against maceration from prolonged exposure to faeces, urine and bodily fluids which may cause skin to break down. 2

Features and Benefits

  • Contains 5% dimethicone 1 for maximum protection
  • Maintains skin integrity by protecting the skin from exposure to faeces, urine and bodily fluids 1
  • Helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, cracked or wind burned skin and lips 2
  • Non-greasy, will not wash away
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Does not clog briefs or adversely affect the absorbency of incontinence pads 1
  • Transparent application allows for visual skin inspection without removal
  • Paediatrician tested: safe for use in children and full term infants 0-36 months of age 3
  • Fragrance and lanolin free 1
  • Helps to moisturise dry skin 1

Indications

SECURA Barrier Cream D is intended for use as a moisturising skin protectant that helps to maintain skin integrity by protecting the skin from bodily fluids and providing moisturisation to dry skin. SECURA Barrier Cream D can also be used to prevent dry, chapped, or sore lips.

Contraindications/Precautions

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, flush eyes thoroughly with water.

Keep out of the reach of children. If swallowed get medical help immediately. Do not use on patients with a known allergy to any of the ingredients. Only use on intact skin. If condition deteriorates, or does not improve within 7 days, seek medical advice.

Smith & Nephew SECURA Barrier Cream D ordering information

S&N Code Description Size
66800986 SECURA Barrier Cream D 28g Tube
66800983 SECURA Barrier Cream D 92g Tube

 

Smith & Nephew SECURA Barrier Cream D instructions for use

As an incontinence barrier

Cleanse and dry the affected area and apply the cream as often as necessary with each nappy, garment or linen change and especially at bedtime or anytime when exposure to soiled nappies, garments, linens, faeces or urine may be prolonged

As a Moisturiser

Apply as needed to affected areas to help moisturise dry skin and help maintain skin integrity.

References

1. Triple Care D Formulation (Swiss American Products)
2. USA FDA 21 CFR Part 347 - Skin Protectant Drug Products for Over the Counter Human Use (Final Monograph, 06/2003)
3. Study HTR 07-128386-111: An Evaluation of HealthCare Products on Children 0 - 36 months of Age with Normal Skin 11/2007

SECURA Cleanser


SECURA Cleanser
Description

SECURA cleanser effectively cleans the skin without the need for rinsing. It may be used as a total body cleanser including the perineum and hair. It is ideal for incontinent patients as its gentle formula is kind to the skin.

Indications

A skin cleanser, for perineum or body which aids in the removal of urine and faeces or other foreign material.

Contraindications/Precautions 

For external use only.

Avoid contact with eyes.

Not to be applied over deep or puncture wounds, infections or lacerations.

If condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, contact a physician.

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Smith & Nephew SECURA Cleanser ordering information

S&N Code Description Size
59446825 SECURA Cleanser 236ml bottle
66800987 SECURA Cleanser 118ml bottle

Smith & Nephew SECURA Cleanser instructions for use

Step 1

Apply cleanser liberally directly onto the skin or a damp towel, then wipe clean

Step 2

There is no need to rinse the skin following application or to dilute the cleanser in water

Patients

Smith & Nephew is providing information in this site for general educational use only, and does not intend for this to be construed as medical advice or used as a substitute for the advice of your physician. For questions or concerns about a previous or upcoming surgery, Smith & Nephew recommends that you contact your healthcare professional.