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Encompass Group LLC  

McDonough,  GA 
United States
http://www.encompassgroup.com
  • Booth: 430


Stop by 430 to see our new Airisana support surface.

Encompass is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, therapeutic support surfaces, and disposable and single-use medical products. We believe that every patient, resident, caregiver and family member should feel Safe and Comfortable in today’s healthcare environments.

Stop by Booth # 430 to see our new-for-2019 Airisana™ Therapeutic Support Surface, a transformative innovation and unique approach in pressure therapy and microclimate management. Airisana was developed because, even with all of the great surfaces available already, Healthcare -Acquired Pressure Injury rates have not only stopped declining, they’ve actually risen in the last few years. Airisana combines unique air delivery and all the best practices of pressure therapies to help transform patient care.

Brands: Airisana(TM) Therapeutic Support Surface, ProActive Air(R) Plus Therapeutic Support Surface, eMax(R) Therapeutic Support Surface.


 Show Specials

  • The first 50 visitors to the Encompass booth #430 at WOCNext 2019 will receive a pair of A.M.P.S Calf Compression Sleeves!

    We'd love for you to stop by our booth to see our new approach to pressure therapy and microclimate management – the Airisana™ Therapeutic Support Surface.

    As an enticement, we are giving away pairs of our high-performing A.M.P.S. Calf Compression Sleeves to the first 50 visitors! If you’re on your feet all day, you need A.M.P.S!

    COMFORT & PERFORMANCE AMPLIFIED: A.M.P.S. compression garments are on the cutting edge of recovery technology, offering the best quality and features to improve circulation and keep you active. This sleeve provides 15-20mmHg of true graduated compression therapy at the ankle, which gradually decreases up the leg to improve blood and oxygen flow, prevent injuries due to cramping and fatigue, reduce swelling, and relieve aches and pains.

    So when you pick up your complimentary Calf Sleeves, let us show you how Airisana’s innovative bladder design can incorporate pressure redistribution, alternating pressure and envelopment therapies with a transformative inflation sequence. All at the same time, in one surface.


 Press Releases

  • McDonough, GA, June 23, 2019 – Encompass Group, LLC premiered its transformative new Airisana™ Therapeutic Support Surface today in its exhibit booth at the WOCNEXT 2019 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Airisana™ is a unique, never-before-seen approach to pressure management therapy and microclimate. By combining all of the best practices devised to reduce healthcare-acquired pressure injuries into one surface and control unit, it replaces up to five other surface types.

    “The Airisana surface was developed because, even with the multitude of surfaces currently available, healthcare-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) rates have not only stopped declining, they’ve actually risen in the last few years,” said Michelle Daniels, Airisana Managing Director for Product Development. “In the 2017 AHRQ measure of different hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), such as infections, falls, VTEs, drug errors and pressure injuries, only the rate of pressure injuries had risen – by 6% – since 2014, whereas the average reduction of all HACs was a 13%. We needed to do something to address this pressure-injury epidemic, which affects almost 19% of all hospital inpatients today.”

    The Airisana surface offers a newly-developed algorithm that combines multiple pressure therapies, such as alternating pressure, immersion, envelopment, and pressure redistribution, in a random sequence, to reduce patients’ acclimatization to the therapy provided by the surface. And uniquely, Airisana provides multiple therapy modes at the same time. Pressure therapy modes and turn assist can be performed in concert. Airisana’s innovative bladder design can incorporate pressure redistribution, alternating pressure and envelopment therapies with a transformative inflation sequence. All at the same time; all in one surface.

    As a low-air-loss surface, Airisana supports reduction for moisture-associated dermatitis and accelerated skin breakdown, by applying a targeted airflow to the highest patient pressure points on the surface, providing air therapy where it is needed the most. Other low-air-loss surfaces apply an even application of air across the entire surface regardless of where it is needed, which can over-dry the skin and potentially cause new conditions.

    Because of its ability to combine several best practices into one surface, the Airisana surface is designed to support multiple care disciplines (wound care, respiratory care, physical therapy, etc.), rather than to benefit just one discipline while potentially presenting challenges for others. With its stable base and firm perimeter support, the Airisana Surface can be used bedside for many respiratory, physical and other therapy care situations.

    Its intuitive, soft-touch user control unit simplifies patient set up and puts control back into the hands of clinicians. Airisana is designed to help hospitals manage the risk of extended patient stays, lessen the risk of staff injuring themselves when repositioning patients, and help hospitals save money through improved clinical efficiency.  

    “We designed Airisana in consultation with medical engineers, biologists, clinicians, and WOC nurse professionals to improve several issues associated with current therapies and surfaces,” Daniels went on to say. “Such as improving clinical efficiency and reducing costs; shortening the time-released-to-care and time-to-mobility; reducing pressure- and moisture-associated skin deterioration; reducing staff injuries from repositioning patients; easing egress and ingress; and reducing acclimatization of the patient to the surface. Our goal with Airisana is to get healthcare-acquired pressure injury rates pointed back in the right direction: Down.”

    Encompass also rolled out a new website to support the Airisana surface launch, which includes insights into Airisana’s inspiration and development along with a calculator to assist hospitals and health care systems in measuring the economic impact of pressure injuries. Full information is available at www.encompassgroup.com/airisana-reducing-pressure-injuries.

    Encompass is also launching a facility evaluation program. Interested facilities can request to participate at www.encompassgroup.com/airisana-therapeutic-mattress-product-evaluation.

    About Encompass Group

    Encompass Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel Safe and Comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. The way Encompass enhances the healthcare experience is by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost-effective for all providers. The markets we serve include Acute Care, Long-Term Care/Senior Care, Retail Health Care Apparel, Hospitality, and Government Operations. For more information, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com, email info@encompassgroup.net, or call at (800) 284-4540.

    WOCNEXT Booth #430

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 Products

  • Airisana™ Therapeutic Support Surface
    The innovative Airisana™ Therapeutic Support System combines unique air delivery and pressure management programming to combine all the best practices along with transformative patient care. Airisana is 5 surfaces in 1....

  • Introducing the Transformative Airisana™ Therapeutic Support Surface.

    Over the years, through observation and ingenuity, nurses and clinicians have helped to reduce many hospital-acquired conditions with truly innovative patient-care techniques. What if the same insight and invention could be used to significantly address Pressure Injuries acquired in healthcare settings?

    What if all the best practices devised to reduce healthcare-acquired pressure injuries could be combined into one protocol and one simple device to help caregivers optimize care?

    Now, Encompass Group, in consultation with medical engineers, clinicians, and WOCN professionals, has developed the patented Airisana Therapeutic Support Surface, making that “what if?” a reality—today.

    It is the result of years of science and nursing know-how, combining the benefits of several products into one.

    Airisana combines unique air delivery and all the best practices of pressure therapies to help transform patient care.

    It is also designed to improve several issues associated with current therapies and surfaces - such as improving clinical efficiency and reducing costs; shortening the time-released-to-care and time-to-mobility; reducing pressure- and moisture-associated skin deterioration; reducing staff injuries from repositioning patients; easing egress and ingress, and reducing acclimatization of the patient to the surface.

    Airisana represents a unique approach to pressure therapy and microclimate management. It features a new acclimatization algorithm, targeted air therapy, concurrent therapy modes, and a simple-yet-smart control unit—to help get the best patient outcomes and reduce your care challenges.

    Airisana is designed to support multiple caregiver disciplines, including wound care, respiratory care, and physical therapy. It delivers the same comprehensive solution to patient care for each, while allowing caregivers to complement each other’s care.

    Airisana™ Operational Features

    Innovative Inflation Sequence

    Unique randomized pressure therapy reduces acclimatization to the surface and promotes better healing and recovery.

    Smart Distribution of Airflow

    Innovative, targeted airflow delivers air only where it is needed most - at greatest points of load, moisture and heat.

    Multi-Dimensional Therapy Modes

    • All pressure therapy modes and turn assist perform in concert.
    • Air-tight bladder design incorporates pressure redistribution, alternating pressure and envelopment therapies with transformative inflation sequence.
    • Turn-assist and lateral rotation therapy supports pulmonary therapy and makes toileting easy.

    Intuitive, Soft-Touch User Control Unit

    The smart and quiet control unit is easy for the clinician to use. It is an intuitive system that simplifies patient setup and cross-functional care.

    Surface Comfort Adjustment

    Assists with personalized patient care options and settings.

    Airisana™ Design Features

    Firm and Stable Base and Perimeter Support

    Promotes safe patient ingress and egress, and emergency evacuation needs.

    Designed for Shear Reduction and Management

    Surface layers and patented bladder design reduce the risks of shear.

    Quiet Inflation and Airflow System

    Quiet, user-friendly control unit supports a comfortable and tranquil healing environment.

    Dartex® Micro-Management Cover

    Easy to clean and promotes proved infection prevention practices.

    Lightweight and Simplified Storage

    Simple for staff to transport and store. The surface is lightweight, easy to use and easy to fold.

    Smart-Adjusting Pressure Valves

    Smart valve technology provides optimal pressure management to customize patient care and comfort.

    Extended Life Battery Backup

    Control unit can run on an internal battery for up to 26 hours in the event of a power failure

    Quick-Click™ Single Hose Connection

    Tri-lumen tubing assembly with single, quick disconnect connector for rapid attachment and CPR deflate function.


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