Every year, approximately 20,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for scalding burns. About one-third of these are caused by tap water. Most scalding burns caused by tap water occur in infants and toddlers, seniors, and people with disabilities. Individuals with declining or poorly developed cognitive or sensory skills often do not realize that the water has become hotter than it should be and do not react in time to turn it off or move out of the water.People with deficits in motor skills might not be able to move in time. Even when showering with assistance, burns can occur because the person giving the assistance is not contacting the water stream directly and might not recognize a change in temperature. Similarly, water that is too cold can cause problems in those with illnesses or poor circulation.
The HealthSmart Lumatemp LED Shower Head is easy to use, both for caregivers and for individuals bathing independently.
When the water is flowing at a comfortable bathing temperature — between 91.4°F and 105.8°F — the LED remains green, letting users and caregivers know that the water is within the safe range. When the water becomes too cold, the LED will illuminate blue, and when too hot, it will illuminate red. Additionally, the LED will flash red if water exceeds 114.8°F, the temperature at which burns can occur in seconds. This color-coding scheme is easy to teach to individuals with cognitive disabilities, simply by explaining to the individual to only shower with the water in the green zone. Requires no batteries and includes removable five-foot flexible hose and shower head bracket.
The HealthSmart Lumatemp LED Shower Head is available from 4MD Medical Our helpful and knowledgeable product specialists are available to help you find the right product for your needs – You can reach us by email or by phone at 877-463-5818