People with limited mobility, especially those confined to bed, are often at risk for painful heel pressure injuries.1 Prevalon Heel Protector I helps reduce the risk of bedsores by keeping the heel floated, relieving pressure. The adjustable straps help ensure a secure fit by allowing the heel protector to accommodate different calf sizes.
- Cushioned bottom helps keep heel floated
- Comfort-grip interior keeps heel protector in place
- Adjustable straps accommodate calf size for a secure fit
Reference: 1. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide, NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA, Emily Haesler (Ed.), Second Edition, 2014.
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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