Pressure ulcers from medical devices are common and can cause significant morbidity in patients of all ages1. Prevention plans must begin with the correct size of medical device2 and this can be supported by the use of padding underneath the device itself to help redistribute pressure.
Dermisplus Prevent redistributes peak pressures over a wider surface area, thereby reducing the risk of pressure related tissue damage. It can be used anywhere on the body identified as being ‘at risk’, especially where there are bony prominences for example, on heels, elbows and sacral areas and under medical devices such as, medical tubing, mask straps and other equipment.
Dermisplus Prevent Pad - With versatile application, the pads can be used to provide pressure redistribution to many areas of the body including the occiput, between the knees, under the chin or folded for hand contractures.
Dermisplus Prevent Strips - Ideal for protecting pressure points on digits, and for use with medical devices such as face masks, and for longer body areas such as the spine.
In a recent clinical study, the highest scoring parameters were pressure redistribution and product integrity, with approximately 83% of clinical staff rating both as excellent/good3.
1. Black, J. Kalowes, P. 2016. Medical device related pressure ulcers. Chronic Wound Care Management and Research downloaded from https://www.dovepress.com/ on 27.03.2019
2. Holden-Mount, S. Sieggreen, M. 2015. Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Pediatrics & Adults. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel downloaded from https://www.npuap.org on 27.03.2019
3. Swan, J. 2018. Use of dermal gel pads in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in ICU: an audit. British Journal of Nursing 2018, Vol 27, No 20: TISSUE VIABILITY SUPPLEMENT