Why, What and How of draw sheets, linen savers, bed mats and underpads Why, What and How of draw sheets, linen savers, bed mats and underpads

Why use draw sheets, linen savers, bed mats and underpads?

  • Protecting mattresses from incontinent patients
  • Absorbs and retains liquid to protect children/patients skin
  • New mom’s use it in the days after giving birth

What are the differences between draw sheets, linen savers, bed mats and underpads?

All of the above aim to protect beds, sofas and chairs from urinary and feacal incontinence.

Bed Mat

Is an non-woven underpad and is reusable. The MoliCare Bed Mat 7 Drop offers excellent absorbency, ideal for frequent use and is washable up to 250 times.

Draw Sheets

Absorbent disposable tissue layers in one layer of non woven and one layer of polypropylene film. NappyCare offers Disposable Draw Sheet in pack of 100 pieces in various sizes.

Underpads / Linen savers

Generally consist of the pad from a combination of fluff pulp and super absorbent polymers. Offers more protection than draw sheets as it's not made from tissue paper. Clemens Disposable Underpad and Molinea Textile Blue Underpad works great for protecting your bed.

How to use draw sheets, linen savers, bed mats and underpads?

1) Placement

It is important to place the protection underneath the patients hip area. The protection does not need to cover the whole bed.

How to place linen savers, draw sheets, underpads illustration

2) Secure

If available, tuck the excess of the protection under the mattress to ensure it remains in place and stay secure

Tuck in draw sheets, linen saver, underpads to remain in place

3) Remove to dispose or wash

To remove, simply roll up from one side without squeezing the protection

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