CadPad highly absorbent pads are specially designed for use within funeral directors, mortuaries, hospices and hospitals. These pads are highly absorbent and can absorb a considerable amount of body fluids without dripping. They are in use within UK NHS hospitals as well as around the world and are undoubtedly the world’s most highly effective and absorbent mortuary pads.
Unlike traditional absorbent pads, the fluid is locked away inside and does not leak or drip even under pressure. Furthermore, the core material used in CadPads is scientifically proven to reduce bacteria as the CadPad system removes the water which bacteria require to proliferate. Traditional absorbent pads stay wet and often drip particularly when being carried from the spill area to the bin/trash can which produces significant infection risk.
CadPads are perfect for absorbing body fluids or for cleaning up any other spills and can be used in a variety of situations including:
- In a coffin or in Flexmort’s CadSeal system
- Under the deceased on body trays or trolleys
- General cleaning of spills
- For use with contaminated remains e.g. Ebola infected deceased
How Do CadPads work?
CadPads contain a patented core with a matrix of cellulose fibres combined with polyacrylic superabsorbent to absorb and chemically retain aqueous fluid. The core is then encapsulated between outer layers. The cellulose acts as a wick to draw fluid to the polyacrylate where it is chemically bound into a gel, thus preventing re-wetting even under pressure.
Our pads come in two sizes 24cm x 36cm and 60cm x 90cm. The smaller pads can hold approximately 1.5 litres of body fluid and the larger hold 0.9 litres of fluid, which can increase depending on the water content of the fluid. The larger pads are usually placed under the deceased and the smaller pad is used at specific points on the body where leakage originates e.g. orifices etc (and around the limbs where oedema is an issue).