An introduction to GIPskins PPE for Healthcare Providers
Our Grip Infection Protection system, known as GIPskins PPE, has been developed as a solution to the growing problem of arm injuries and skin-to-skin infections suffered by social and healthcare workers
GIPskins PPE are patented PPE arm sleeves which cover and protect the length of the forearm, upper arm and the back of the hand. GIPskins PPE are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. They are breathable, waterproof, re-useable, washable, antimicrobial, antifungal and stain (including blood) resistant. In order not to intimidate sensitive clients, GIPskins PPE have been designed to be aesthetically non-threatening.
By combining innovative design with a specially bonded Dartex material, GIPskins PPE can significantly reduce the risk of injury and infection to (human & animal) healthcare workers. Thus providing workers and their employers with peace of mind.
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The key benefits of GIPskins PPE to your organisation
- The GIPskins PPE system provides a patented arm protector that reduces the risk of arm and back-of-the-hand injuries to staff.
- GIPskins PPE reduces the risk of cross contamination from skin-to-skin contact with patients and exposure to bodily fluids.
- GIPskins PPE will help reduce the risk of work related insurance claims. No Win, No Fee Solicitors are promising injured workers compensation from a £1000 to £6000 for a scratch from a patient. Feedback from government reports and from social media suggests that carers receive scratches on a daily basis. Although most health care workers will not go down the route of seeking compensation, be compliant and provide your team with GIPskins PPE today.
Increased confidence, motivation and productivity of your staff who are providing personal care for patients
Enhanced infection control – with mutual protection for both service user & service provider.
Fully compliant with 1974 Health and Safety Act as injuries to health care workers has been highlighted as a risk.
Strong return on investment (ROI) because of minimised lost staff days as a result of injury, infection and or compensation claims.
Durable and re-usable PPE.
The key features of GIPskins PPE
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
7 sizes available - comfortable, breathable and ergonomic
Flesh coloured & aesthetically non-threatening to patients
Waterproof - washable & wipeable between patients
Reusable & hygienic
Antimicrobial, antifungal, stain and blood resistant
Helps to avoid the need for harsh cleaning chemicals on the skin
Allows for modest dressing within a healthcare environment
GIPskins PPE at the Care & Dementia Show
"I think they look absolutely brilliant. A lot of our staff get scratches during personal care."
Caroline, a quality care manager couldn't wait to buy a range of GIPskins to take back to her staff.
GIPskins PPE are washable, antimicrobial, blood and stain resistant, breathable, anti fungal, scratch and tear resistant, latex-free and waterproof.
Healthcare Provider FAQs
The Dartex® material used in GIPskins is already trusted within the NHS. To ensure you follow Infection Control procedure in your workplace simply refer to our guide to caring for your GIPskins on our ordering page or via our general FAQs area.
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