Vashe Wipes are intended for the removal of microorganisms from high-risk patients’ skin in a biocompatible, safe, and effective way. This solution of hypochlorous acid (HOCl), developed through a proprietary electrochemical process, has been rigorously safety-tested. Hypochlorous acid acts as a preservative that inhibits microbial contamination within the solution.
Vashe Wound Solution has recently been demonstrated to be more effective in physical spore removal of Clostridium difficile from patients over the standard of care (soap and water).
Vashe’s removal of bacteria can also help with the dignity of your patients. Odor is always a concern for patients, whether they have visitors or simply want that clean, post-bath feeling. In heavily colonized, odorous environments, Vashe demonstrated the ability to remove odor completely.
• Average odor score of 4.58 on the Visual Analog Scale upon enrollment (n=31), reduced to zero at evaluation end.
Even on the most high-risk patients, Vashe can benefit the patient in its ability to remove even drug-resistant pathogens. In a study with burn patients that instituted a new universal decolonization protocol (UDC), Vashe successfully assisted with the removal of MRSA, resulting in a decrease from 8.69 to 1.50 per 1,000 patient days, a decrease of 83%. Specifically to blood-stream infections, Vashe’s ability to remove MRSA demonstrated a decrease from 3.16 to 0.30 per 1,000 patient days, a decrease of 91%.