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Prevalon™ Pressure-Relieving Heel Protector

Give your patients the most advanced protection against heel pressure ulcers and foot drop. Prevalon helps minimize pressure, friction and shear on your patient's feet, heels and ankles. By elevating the foot and separating the heel from the mattress, it delivers total heel pressure relief.
 
  • Total pressure relief for at-risk heels. Open, floated-heel design elevates and separates heel from mattress. Keeps heel visible for easy monitoring between skin assessments.
  • Stays on your patient's foot. Stretch panels adjust in seconds for a secure, comfortable fit. No hard, sharp or rough edges. No irritating straps that can damage skin. Ultra-soft, openweave fabric breathes for good air circulation.
  • Helps prevent foot drop. Adjustable panel delivers maximum support to the bottom of the foot.
  • Reduces foot rotation inside the boot. Soft comfort-grip interior minimizes friction and shear, while keeping foot in proper position.
  • Helps maintain patient's freedom of movement. Low-friction exterior surfaces glide easily over bed sheets and blankets.
  • Helps keep foot in an upright position with its pontoon bottom design.
  • Ambidextrous, universal size. Adjusts in seconds to fit most patients.
  • Latex free
Works with most deep vein thrombosis (DVT) compression devices.
Adjustable stretch panels easily accommodate DVT compression device tubing.
 
Prevalence of Heel Pressure Ulcers Of all pressure ulcers, 30.3% develop on the heel and 6.1% on the malleolus (ankle bone), the second and fifth most common sites.1
 
Patients at Risk
In patients who develop pressure ulcers, impaired mobility is the most frequently occurring risk factor at 87%.2 Over half suffer from malnutrition and decreased mental status. Other risk factors include peripheral vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metastatic cancer, spinal cord injury, etc.2
 
Enormous Hospital Costs
"The estimated cost per hospital stay associated with each pressure ulcer increases with the stage of the pressure ulcer. This ranges from $2,000 to $30,000 (US) for stage 1, 2, or 3 ulcers to $70,000 (US) for a complex, full-thickness stage 4 ulcer."3
 
Choosing the Best Device
"In patients at risk, the primary preventive action is to reduce pressure, friction, and shear forces on the heels. The best heel pressure-reducing products also separate and protect the ankles, maintain heel suspension, and prevent foot drop."4
 

1. Amlung SR, Miller WL, Bosley LM, Adv Skin Wound Care. 2001;14(6):297-301. 2. Maklebust J, Magnan MA, Adv Wound Care. 1994;7(6):25,27-8,31-4 passim. 3. Young ZF, Evans A, Davis J, J Nurs Admin (JONA). 2003;33 (7/8):380-3. 4. "Preventing heel pressure ulcers in immobilized patients," Adv Skin Wound Care. 2005;18(1):22.

 



 
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