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CleanPatch – Frequently Asked Questions

CleanPatch™ is a patented, first-in-class medical surface repair patch for hospital beds and stretchers that restores damaged mattresses to an intact and hygienic state.

What is the recommended use of CleanPatch?

CleanPatch was designed as an early-stage, preventative repair tool to seal small damage on polyurethane or vinyl-based medical surfaces, including mattresses and stretchers. It should not be used on nylon or coated surfaces. It is important to follow the Package insert for proper application, and not to cut the product.

How long does CleanPatch last on mattresses?

CleanPatch has been proven in an independent clinical study in a hospital to last 12 months, and has passed simulated stress testing involving thousands of compressions, rotations and soakings with fluids. Multiple real hospital trials have demonstrated that the product adheres well for over 9 months in various scenarios and departments.

Is there risk of bacteria accumulating on the edge?

An independent clinical test conducted by leading Infection Control Professionals found that the edges of CleanPatch showed no significant difference in bacterial growth when compared to the surrounding mattress surface (p<0.05).

What is CleanPatch made from?

CleanPatch is made from a stretch material similar to most major brand mattress covers on the market today. It is medical-grade, latex-free and proven to be biocompatible.

Is CleanPatch approved by accreditation organizations?

Various accreditation organizations recognize damaged surfaces as an infection control risk, and “utility taping” is not an approved repair. Our discussions with surveyors indicate that as long as CleanPatch is used in a responsible manner according to manufacturer’s recommendations, it is an acceptable repair tool.

What cleaners can be used on CleanPatch?

CleanPatch has been designed to withstand repetitive cleaning by common hospital cleaning solutions, including Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach), Quaternary ammonium, Isopropanol and Hydrogen Peroxide. It is important to clean the area around the damage and let dry prior to applying CleanPatch on the surface.

What sizes of CleanPatch are available?

There are two sizes available today – a 3.5 x 3.5 inch square and a 3.5 x 6 inch rectangle. The medium square patch can effectively repair damage up to 2 inches, while the large rectangle patch is designed to repair damage from 2 – 4 inches.

 


Henleys Medical Supplies
1 Mar 2016

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