Waterproof Draw Sheet

R240.01 Incl. VAT

The Dignity4you waterproof draw sheet is:

  • Made of 100% Polyester, cross-woven to provide improved tear strength
  • Strengthened with a double-stitched seam.
  • Breathable and waterproof with up to 3m water pressure.
  • Designed to have a low noise factor
  • Ideal to place underneath patients to protect their bedding.
  • Enabling staff to turn patients without having to manhandle and injure them.
  • Manufactured in South Africa.
  • Compliant with ISO13485:2016 standards (Medical Devices – Quality Management System)
  • Compliant with the EC Standards: Medical Devices Directive – 93/42/EEC, the European quality standard for medical devices
  • Recognized for Medical Aid refund with a unique NAPPI code
  • Delivered anywhere in South Africa discreetly to your front door by our trusted courier partners

The Dignity4you waterproof draw sheet is manufactured in South Africa from 100% Polyester

  • The polyester material is cross woven to provide improved tear strength and each waterproof draw sheet is further strengthened with a double stitched seam.
  • The waterproof draw sheet is waterproof up to 3m water pressure.
  • The waterproof draw sheet is designed to have a low noise factor
  • The Dignity4you waterproof draw sheet is ideal to place underneath a patient to protect their bedding and to enable care givers to turn the patient without having to manhandle and injure them.

If you want to place a bulk order please email us on admin@dignity4you.com for pricing and delivery details.

Using the waterproof draw sheet

  • The waterproof draw sheet is best for bedridden patients and needs to be placed into position by a caregiver.
  • The waterproof draw sheet is best placed in the thigh to shoulder position underneath a patient.
  • The waterproof draw sheet ensures minimal leakage and is designed to protect bedding.  The material is skin friendly.

 Handling of a patient using a  waterproof draw sheet

  • The patient can be rolled over by picking up one side of the draw sheet and this side can be rolled up and tucked underneath the patient. The opposite side can then be lifted to roll the patient back in position.
  • The opposite action must be taken to replace the waterproof draw sheet underneath a patient.
  • Bedridden patients will need assistance with this product.

Washing the waterproof draw sheet after usage

  • The waterproof draw sheet should preferably be hung out to airdry as this will increase the lifespan of the polyester waterproof material.
  • All waterproof garments handwash easily with normal washing powder.
  • The garment can be soaked in bleach once per week to prevent bacterial growth.

Living with Incontinence

  • It is a medical condition more widespread than people would like to admit, and at the same time one of the least likely topics to discuss.
  • If we get down to basics, our bladder is designed to store the urine that is continually produced by the kidneys until it is convenient to urinate, but when any part of the urinary system malfunctions, incontinence results.
  • According to WHO reports, a quarter of the world’s population (15 % female and 10% male) suffers from incontinence. Research shows that almost 50% of elderly people suffer from incontinence of which the largest portion are elderly woman.
  • The majority of people living with incontinence do not tell anyone about it, often not even their own doctor and especially not their friends. Family members are most likely to bring up the subject because they are directly exposed to it. It is not easy to be odour free when you have incontinence and most often the person will not realize the odour as our sense of smell will adapt to it. To top it all our sense of smell decreases with age, aggravated by chronic illnesses.
  • It is very embarrassing if someone else brings up the topic of odour and this can cause a great deal of emotional stress and embarrassment. Most people affected by loss of bladder control separate themselves for fear of humiliation and loss of dignity. Young and older adults who suffer from incontinence often find employment impossible.

Incontinence ranges from a slight loss of urine after sneezing, coughing, or laughing, to complete inability to control urination and can broadly be divided into seven different types.

  • Urge Incontinence - when you develop an urgent need to pass urine and can not get to a toilet on time. This is mainly due to damaged nerve passages along the pathway from the bladder to the brain causing an involuntary bladder contraction
  • Stress Incontinence - caused by damaged or weakened pelvic muscles unable to prevent leakage during activities such as exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or any body movement which puts pressure on the bladder.
  • Mixed incontinence – this occurs as a combination of both stress and urge types of incontinence
  • Overflow Incontinence – Leakage or loss of urine when you are unaware of the need to urinate, caused by a leak in the urinary system or a leakage due to the bladder’s inability to hold the quantity of urine produced.
  • Incontinence from underlying health conditions 
  • Incontinence from surgery 
  • Incontinence from neurological disorders
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