The SHOWER SHIRT is an award winning, patented, post-surgical water-resistant garment designed by a breast cancer patient to prevent post-surgical mastectomy drain sites (JP/BLAKE) from coming into contact with water while showering.
The clinical purpose for this product is to reduce the risk of post-surgical infections, more commonly known as Surgical Site Infections. Many surgical procedures involve the placement of surgical drains, tubes, ports and catheters which penetrate the skin acting as a portal for bacteria to enter wound site. Tap water contains bacteria. Thus exposure to water, while trying to bathe, significantly increases the risk of dangerous post-surgical infections.
Patients are routinely instructed by surgeons not to shower until drains/ports/catheters are removed which may span up to three weeks for mastectomy patients, and many months for dialysis and other surgery patients.
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