The Shower Shirt
What is The SHOWER SHIRT®?
A post-surgical, water resistant garment designed to protect chest surgery patients, including mastectomy, hemodialysis, cardiac, lung, hernia, rotator cuff, neuro-stimulation, and external defibrillator patients from water while showering.
Why use The SHOWER SHIRT®?
To reduce the risk of infection from water-borne bacteria. Surgical drains, ports, and catheters can act as portals for water-borne bacteria to enter wound sites, increasing the risk of infection. Physicians routinely instruct patients NOT TO shower without protecting drains, ports and catheters from water.
How does The SHOWER SHIRT® help chest surgery patients?
The ability to shower safely can reduce stress and anxiety for patients, while also reducing the risk of infection caused by bacteria and pathogens in tap water.
Is The SHOWER SHIRT® only for mastectomy patients?
- The SHOWER SHIRT® is designed for use after any surgery procedure involving surgical drains, catheters, or ports. In addition to mastectomy and hemodialysis patients, The SHOWER SHIRT® is used by patients with the following conditions: Click here
Is the SHOWER SHIRT® covered by Medicare?
The SHOWER SHIRT® is now covered by Medicare for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients needing to protect hemodialysis catheters from water while showering.