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Approach® Odor Eliminator, can be used on any surface that is safe for contact with water, including counter tops, carpets, floors, upholstery, clothing, bandages and intact skin. It may also be sprayed directly into the air.

To apply Approach, first spray liberally into the air in the area surrounding the odor source of an organically-caused odor such as feces, urine, emesis or other excretion, and on the source itself. Approach should not irritate patients' unbroken skin. (DO NOT spray on broken skin!) If possible, clean up and remove the odor source and spray again to be sure no residual odor remains. In general, spray Approach until the odor is gone. For spills on carpets, Approach may also be poured directly from the bottle so that it penetrates to the padding below. Approach will not leave a stain of its own on water-safe fabrics.

The basic rule when using Approach is to "Spray until the odor goes away.™"

SOURCE-SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS FOR USE

BANDAGES AND DRESSINGS - Spray Approach liberally onto used odiferous bandages and dressings, then dispose.

BED BATHS - Spray or pour Approach on warm, damp washcloth, sponge patient and dry. No rinsing necessary.

BEDPANS AND PERI-CARE - Empty bedpan and spray Approach into it, completely saturating soil. Rinse bedpan and spray again. Spray peri-area, remove soil and spray again. Dry peri-area with tissue. Spray Approach into the air, if desired, to remove any residual odor.

BODY ODORS - Spray or pour Approach directly on unbroken skin, remove any visible soil and spray again. Approach may also be poured on a warm damp washcloth before application to skin. Spray Approach into the air to eliminate any residual odor.

CARPETS AND FURNITURE - For spot cleaning, remove as much visible soil as possible. Spray Approach on carpet and furniture, completely saturating area. Sop up excess moisture with clean, dry towel. Procedure may need to be repeated for soaked-in stains and odors.

CASTS/SPLINTS - Spray or wipe Approach on the skin after the cast or splint has been removed. Remove as much dead skin and debris as possible and spray again. Spray Approach liberally onto the discarded cast or splint. Approach can also be used in cast traps.

CATHETERS - Pour 30-60cc of Approach on the bottom of the collection container (not down drain). Empty urine into container, dispose of urine in usual manner and spray container to remove any residual odor. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

CLOTHING - (Patient or Personnel) Remove soil. Spray Approach directly on water-safe fabric. Rub area with clean, dry towel and repeat if necessary.

DIAPERS - Spray Approach on feces and urine to neutralize odor, flush feces down toilet, spray diaper again, then dispose of diaper as usual. Spray Approach on diaper area of body, remove residual soil and spray the diaper area again. Approach can reduce diaper rash.

DIARRHEA AND INCONTINENCE - Remove feces and saturate residual diarrhea with Approach. Wipe clean and spray again. Spray peri-area, wipe clean and spray again. May also be sprayed on bedding to prevent staining and to remove odor.

DRAINAGE TUBES - (Closed system) Pour 30-60cc of Approach into transport
container before emptying material into it. Dispose of material as usual, spray again. (Open system) Dispense 30-60cc of Approach via 60cc cath tip syringe into collection bag before use and again after emptying. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

DRAINS - Pour Approach into odiferous drain. Allow Approach to penetrate drain. Repeat if necessary.

DRESSING ROOMS - Remove soil. Spray benches, walls and curtains where odors are emanating. Spray Approach into air to remove any residual odor.

EMESIS - Spray Approach into basin after emptying. Spray on any spills, remove soil and spray again. Safe and effective for use on unbroken skin.

EXAM TABLES, EQUIPMENT - Remove soil. Spray Approach on exam table and equipment surfaces. Dry with a towel if desired, or allow to dry naturally.

EXCRETIONS, DRAINAGES - (Enemas, etc.) - Spray Approach on seepage or drainage, remove soil and spray again.

FLATUS - Spray Approach into air around patient after each occurrence.

FLOORS - Remove soil. Spray Approach on floor surface. Allow to dry naturally, or dry with a clean towel.

FOOT ODORS - Spray Approach directly on foot.

HAIR CARE - Safe and effective for use on hair. Spray or pour Approach into hair, comb, brush or wipe through. No rinsing necessary.

NG TUBES - Pour 30-60cc of Approach into transport container before draining NG secretions into it. Empty and flush as usual, then spray Approach into container to eliminate any residual odor. Spray Approach on any spillage, remove spill and spray again. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

OSTOMY APPLIANCES - Pour 15-30cc of Approach into clean (closed) pouch before applying to stoma. It may be poured on tissue or cotton balls. If this is done, put the tissue or cotton balls into pouch, letting them remain until the next cleaning. Empty pouch as usual when soiled. Put Approach into pouch every time it is emptied, cleaned or changed. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors. Spray into the air during pouch cleaning.

RECTAL TUBES - Dispense 30-60cc of Approach via 60cc syringe into drainage bag at the time of insertion. Replace Approach at each emptying, cleaning or replacement. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

RESTROOMS - Spray Approach on all odiferous surfaces. Approach may also be sprayed into the air to remove any residual odors.

SANITARY NAPKINS - Spray Approach on soiled napkin, completely saturating the soiled area. Dispose of napkin. Spray Approach in the air, if desired.

SCOPES - Remove soil and spray Approach.

SINKS - Remove visible soil. Spray Approach on sink surface. May also be poured in drain to eliminate odors there.

SPECIMENS - Spray specimens thoroughly with Approach before discarding.

SUCTION TUBES - Dispense 30-60cc of Approach via 60cc syringe into collection container. Replace Approach after each emptying. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

SURFACES - Spray Approach liberally on all water-safe surfaces where soiling occurs such as heat vents, linen, furniture, mattresses and sheepskins. Approach will not harm water-safe furniture finishes and helps prevent stains from setting.

TRASH RECEPTACLES - Spray liberal amounts of Approach into trash receptacle to neutralize odors, clean and spray again.

URINALS - Pour 30-60cc of Approach into urinal after use. Spray Approach into urinal after urine is emptied to remove any residual odor. Adjust amounts more or less as needed for smaller patients or for more severe odors.

URINE - Spray Approach directly on urine-soaked areas and body parts. Remove wet bedding, spray non-removable coverings of bed, dry with toweling. Remove clothing, spray skin again and dry.



 
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