Tubifast Garments with 2-Way Stretch Technology

Dressing garments for eczema and fixation

The range of ready-to-wear Tubifast™ Garments with 2-way Stretch Technology® is ideal for use in wet or dry wrapping and dressing fixation. The 2-way Stretch Technology gives freedom of movement and provides a convenient, quick and simple way to wrap, aiding concordance. Tubifast Garments are comfortable to wear under nightwear as well as ordinary clothes, while flat seams help to prevent skin irritation. 

Easy to use in both wet or dry wrapping and dressing fixation

The 2-way Stretch Technology gives freedom of movement, aiding concordance

Comfortable to wear under nightwear as well as ordinary clothes

Flat seams help to prevent skin irritation

Areas of use

Wet wrapping is a therapy used in the treatment of atopic eczema, and involves the use of an emollient under retention bandaging. This can be done using the emollient Epaderm™ Ointment together with Tubifast Garments with 2-way Stretch Technology or Tubifast 2-way Stretch bandages.

An emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a damp layer of Tubifast Garment with 2-way Stretch Technology or bandage. Working together, the emollient and the damp layer keep the skin hydrated and moist and help reduce inflammation1.

The damp Tubifast Garment with 2-way Stretch Technology or bandage also acts as a retaining layer, ensuring that the emollient stays in contact with the skin. The damp layer also cools and soothes the skin, helping to reduce the itch2.

A second, dry layer is then applied, which keeps the patient’s clothing dry and prevents further scratching from aggravating the skin and causing potential injury. Dry wrapping is a similar process to wet wrapping. An emollient is applied to the affected skin, which is then covered with a single, dry layer of Tubifast Garment with 2-way Stretch Technology or bandage.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note: It is recommended that Tubifast Garments with 2-way Stretch Technology are sized according to dimensions as well as age. If in any doubt regarding the selection of size, the next largest size should be chosen.

Tubifast Garments with 2-way Stretch Technology are available in full-sleeved vests, vests with integrated mittens (6-24 months only), tights, leggings, socks, gloves and Patch Wrap.™ With no tapes, pins or ties, Tubifast Garments with 2-way Stretch Technology are quick and easy to apply.

Check your local website for information on assortment.

 

  1. Page B (2005) The Benefits of Tubifast Garments in the management of atopic eczema.  British Journal of Nursing 14 (5); 289-92.
  2. Cork MJ, Complete Emollient Therapy. The National Association of Fundholding, Practices Official Yearbook. BPC Waterlow, Dunstable 1998: 159-168.
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