PROSHIELD Plus

Skin Protectant

PROSHIELD Plus

PROSHIELD Plus is a smooth, greaseless and fragrance free moisture barrier that is effective on intact and injured skin associated with incontinence [1,2,3].

 

Key benefits

  • Helps prevent incontinence associated dermatitis and moisture lesions[1,4,5]
  • Helps manage moisture related skin damage[1,6]
  • Safe for paediatrics and neonates[7]
  • Adheres well to moist and dry skin[2,8]
  • Maintains skin integrity by protecting skin from exposure to faeces, urine and bodily fluids including sweat and perspiration[1,4,6]
  • Moisturises and protects severely dry skin[1,2]
  • Protects peri-wound skin[6]
  • Visible sheen on skin but transparent for monitoring[2,3]
  • Safe and effective[1,8]

Where can PROSHIELD Plus be used?

  • Elderly patients
  • Paediatrics and neonates[7]
  • Intact and injured skin associated with incontinence[1]

 

 

References
[1] Title 21 CFR Part 347 – Skin protectant drug products for over-the-counter human use (Final Monograph, 06/2003).
[2] Data on File – Technical File PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant (Product Formulation/Specifications).
[3] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Ingredient Function Certification, 03 Feb 2016, PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.
[4] Beeckman, D. et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence –associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wound International 2015. Available to download from www.woundsinternational.com.
[5] Flynn, D. and Williams, S. Barrier Creams for skin breakdown. Nursing & Residential Care 2011; 13(11).
[6] Hoggarth, A. et al. A controlled, three-part trial to investigate the barrier function and skin hydration properties of six skin protectants. Ostomy Wound Management 2005; 51(12): 30-42.
[7] Data on File – Investigation of the potential for kidney toxicity following dermal application of PROSHIELD Plus. Dr Morley T. July 2016.
[8] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Does Not Contain Ingredients Certification 11 Feb 2016 – PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.

Since the UK launch of PROSHIELD in 2011, excellent clinical results have been published for over 200 patients.

Clinical evidence encompasses the product use from neonates to the elderly in both the acute and primary care settings for intact and injured skin associated with incontinence.

PROSHIELD Plus clinical studies

Author(s) Title Publication
Best practice guidelines – Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa Wounds International, 2017 View
Belcher, J., Bullock, V. McMannis, J. and Bethell, E. The development of a pathway for neonates with severe nappy rash Wounds UK, 2017, poster View
Denyer, J. and Pillay, E. Best Practice guidelines for skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa Wounds International, 2012 View
Drzewiecka, P. Skin care management: a new experience in a 21 bed nursing home Wounds UK, 2013, poster View
Howers, L. Evaluation of Proshield Plus in nursing homes for inclusion onto formulary in a healthcare trust Wounds UK, 2012, poster View
Kay, P. The treatment and management of a moisture lesion with an associated fungal infection Wounds UK, 2013, poster View
Lawson, A. A change of practice to a skin care system in an inpatient specialist palliative care unit Wounds UK, 2013, poster View
Ling, L. Proshield skin care protective system: a sequence of evaluations Wounds UK, 2011, poster View
Maxwell, J. and Sinclair, D. Treatment of moisture related lesions in children EWMA, 2012, poster View
Meuleneire, F. A new solution in the treatment of moisture lesions EPUAP, 2010, poster View
Moon, S. Case series: protecting and promoting healing in moisture lesions and pressure ulcers associated with incontinence Wounds UK, 2013, poster View
Siaw-Sakyi,V. and Mohamud, L. Use of the Proshield system on damaged skin across an acute setting Wounds UK, 2012, poster View
Wall, L. and Vernon, T. Launch of a skin care regime to reduce the incidence of moisture associated skin damage TVS, 2016, poster View
Williams, S. A barrier cream for skin breakdown Proshield Skin Cleanser and Proshield Plus Barrier Cream: case studies Wounds UK, 2011, poster View
Williams, S. and Flynn, D. Barrier creams for skin breakdown Nursing & Residential Care, 2011, 13(11) View

 

References
[1] Title 21 CFR Part 347 – Skin protectant drug products for over-the-counter human use (Final Monograph, 06/2003).
[2] Data on File – Technical File PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant (Product Formulation/Specifications).
[3] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Forth Worth), Ingredient Function Certification, 03 Feb 2016, PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.

 

Applying PROSHIELD Plus*

PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant should be gently smoothed over the area of intact or injured skin; do not rub in as this may cause friction. The product will leave a visible barrier on the surface of the skin and is suitable for daily use.

Answers to frequently asked questions

  • PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant has a special “tacky consistency” to ensure it adheres well to moist and dry skin[2,4]
  • Cleansing and reapplication of PROSHIELD should be repeated as often as necessary and in line with applicable local protocols:
    • For severe incontinence/diarrhoea, Best Practice Guidelines[5] recommends thorough cleansing and reapplication to be carried out after each incontinent episode
  • Check skin regularly and reapply if barrier cream is no longer visible on skin surface
  • Both products are safe and effective[1,4,6]
    • FREE FROM: Parabens, Petrolatum, latex, mineral oil, lanolin alcohol
  • For best results, store at room temperature below (below 25°C) in a dry place. Avoid extreme heat. Do not freeze
  • Single patient use only. Once open may be used through its expiration date

*See product insert leaflet for full instructions for use.

References
[1] Title 21 CFR Part 347 – Skin protectant drug products for over-the-counter human use (Final Monograph, 06/2003).
[2] Data on File – Technical File PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant (Product Formulation/Specifications).
[3] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Ingredient Function Certification, 03 Feb 2016, PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.
[4] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Does Not Contain Ingredients Certification 11 Feb 2016 – PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.
[5] Beeckman, D. et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence –associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wound International 2015. Available to download from www.woundsinternational.com.
[6] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Does Not Contain Ingredients Certification 11 Feb 2016 – PROSHIELD Foam & Spray Cleanser.
 
 
Item Size Product code PIP code NHSSC code
PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant 115g 8213030004 359-8760 ELZ537
PROSHIELD Foam & Spray Cleanser 235ml 8213015008 359-8752 ELZ536

 

References
[1] Title 21 CFR Part 347 – Skin protectant drug products for over-the-counter human use (Final Monograph, 06/2003).
[2] Data on File – Technical File PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant (Product Formulation/Specifications).
[3] Data on File – Anderson, Larry, R&D/CMC (Fort Worth), Ingredient Function Certification, 03 Feb 2016, PROSHIELD Plus Skin Protectant.