New & Improved Super absorbent powder, Vernagel.

Soaking wet beds are not nice to wake up to and the cleaning required can also be very time consuming as well as inconvenient for the nurse. Vernagel has a new and improved formulation that solidifies liquids eliminating spillages and splash backs, thus increasing patient confidence as well as protecting the dignity of the patient throughout the night.

What is Vernagel?

Vernagel is designed specifically to cope with bodily fluids, trapping them in a dry semi-solid gel within a bedpan or urinal prior to disposal. Using Vernagel saves patients the embarrassment and indignity which can follow an accidental spill and reduces the risk of cross-infection to patients and staff.

What is New & Improved?

For the same quantity per sachet (7g), the brand new formula means it can absorb 3 times more, up to 1.2 litres in total resulting in less spillages, easier disposal and improved infection control.

 

New packaging with Vernacare branding & warning message to avoid product mis-use on each individual sachet and dispenser.

 

Improved opening on the dispenser box resulting in easier & quicker access to take out an individual sachet.

 

Reduces the risk of cross infection.

Vernagel solidifies bodily fluids, preventing any spillages when a bedpan or bottle for example is taken from the patient. Cross infection can occur when bodily fluids spill onto beds, floors and other surfaces or equally when receptacles are taken to the dirty utility room for their disposal.

 

Patient dignity.

Vernagel solidifies liquids eliminating spillages and splash backs resulting in increased patient confidence and protecting the dignity of the patient throughout their stay.

Vernagel solidifies liquids eliminating spillages and splash backs resulting in increased patient confidence and protecting the dignity of the patient throughout their stay.

Healthcare worker satisfaction.

Vernagel eliminates the need to continuously change bedsheets resulting in night shift staff managing their time better. In addition, the minimisation of splashes eradicates any pathogens from being transferred to caregivers when landing on their eyes, nose or mouth. These type of exposures can lead to the acquisition of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B and C. Occupational exposures such as splashes can result in lost work days, financial burden and can cause emotional distress.

Minimises and eliminates residual odours.

Thanks to the solidification process, the potential bad odours are minimised and result in a more pleasant environment for both the healthcare worker & patient.

 

 

Cost savings.

Trials* carried out in 4 healthcare facilities confirmed that by preventing spills Vernagel sachets would save an average ward £2600 a year on laundry costs.
*(info on request).

How does Vernagel work?

  1. Put one sachet of Vernagel into: Bedpans, slipper pans, male or female urinals, vomit bowls, washbowls before use to solidify liquid and prevent spills.
  2. Do not open the sachet.
  3. Disposal: Dispose of single-use item and Vernagel into the Vernacare disposal unit. Where not possible, empty into toilet or slop hopper.

Do not tip ‘gelled’ substance into wash basins or sinks.

Where can you use Vernagel?

Anywhere where fluids are present:

  • In conjunction with Vernacare’s single-use containers such as the male & female urinals, bedpans, slipper pans, vomit bowls and washbowls.
  • Bins & clinical bags.