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Economical Prevention of Heel Ulcers

Economical Prevention of Heel Ulcers

While recognizing the importance of offloading heels being essential to prevention and healing; patient’s complaints and non-compliance with current product proved to be essential to investigate. We sought to validate a method of measuring offloading compliance with comfort…

Comfort Becomes Compliance

Comfort Becomes Compliance

While recognizing the importance of offloading heels being essential to prevention and healing; patient’s complaints and non-compliance with current product proved to be essential to investigate. We sought to validate a method of measuring offloading compliance with comfort…

Discover the PRO-heeLx

Discover the PRO-heeLx

The Posey PRO-heeLx is designed to float the heels above the bed surface and helps protect against heel pressure ulcers…

Endotracheal Tube

Endotracheal Tube

The process of endotracheal intubation has had centuries to evolve into a safe practice, but over inflation of the ETT cuff continues to be a cause of irreversible damage to the tracheal mucosa. Proper inflation of the ETT cuff is critical for patient safety. Pressure must be high enough to seal the trachea to prevent aspiration of regurgitated stomach contents and avoid air leaks to the atmosphere, yet low enough to allow adequate perfusion of the tracheal mucosa…

 

Limb holder study

Limb holder study

The Joint Commission and the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services require 100% compliance with standards related to the use of non-violent, non-self destructive (medical/surgical) restraints. Patient care standards require meticulous assessment, monitoring, and reassessment with appropriate documentation related to safe restraint utilization. Application of medical/surgical restraints in the acute care setting should be utilized only when other measures are not effective. Use of restraints requires vigilant nursing care to assure patient safety…

Stomp Out Heel Ulcers Poster

Stomp Out Heel Ulcers Poster

To evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted pressure ulcer prevention initiative focused on the heels of hospitalized adult in-patients..

Skin Sleeves

Skin Sleeves

Skin tears cause pain for the individual and increase the cost of care for residents in long-term care facilities. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million skin tears occur among the institutionalized elderly. Literature suggests that mild skin cleansers, moisturizers, and skin sleeves are among the interventions that will assist in the reduction of skin tears…

Taking the Pressure of Heels

Taking the Pressure of Heels

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) classifies pressure ulcers as a preventable Hospital-Acquired Condition. Heels are the second most common anatomical location for pressure ulcers and the prevalence of heel ulcers per care setting is 23.7% of acute care ulcers, 22.5% of LTAC ulcers and 22.9% of LTC ulcers…

New Hope for Stroke Patients

New Hope for Stroke Patients

Researchers studying stroke have found that the “brain can compensate for unction lost as a result of a stroke. The plasticity of the brain- its ability to adapt and reorganise- and a natural rewiring of the neural connections make it possible for one part of the brain to change functions and take up the work of the injured part…