People with limited mobility, especially those confined to bed, are often at risk for painful heel pressure injuries.1 Prevalon Heel Protector III helps reduce the risk of bedsores by keeping the heel floated, relieving pressure. The stretch panels help ensure a secure fit by allowing the heel protector to be adjusted to different calf sizes.Prevalon Heel Protector III also has an integrated wedge to help prevent the foot and leg from rotating out, helping protect against nerve damage in the leg.
Preserve Heels, Preserve Revenue
? Heel Protector I, II and III can have an immediate impact on your heel ulcer prevention efforts. Incorporating a heel pressure ulcer prevention protocol - combined with early, aggressive implementation of pressure-relieving devices and early identification of high-risk patient populations has been proven to reduce the rate of heel pressure ulcers.1 Clinically proven, Prevalon can help you establish a protocol for at-risk patients. It also has proven financial benefits, with one facility seeing a $1.9 million revenue preservation.1
References: 1. Walsh J, Deocampo M,Waggoner D, Keeping heels intact: evaluation of a protocol for prevention of facility-acquired heel pressure ulcers. Poster presented at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, San Antonio,TX, Apr 2006. 2. Meyers T, et al., Successful prevention of heel pressure ulcers and foot drop in the high risk ventilation patient population. Poster presented at Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Orlando, FL, Dec 2007.
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