Dermapad is a polymer gel pad that helps redistribute pressure to protect critical areas. It is typically used on bony areas (heel, sacrum) or under devices (tubing, face masks) to help prevent skin damage from pressure.
High pressure points can disrupt the flow of blood and the supply of oxygen which can cause damage to the skin.
Dermapad works by helping redistribute pressure over a larger area to reduce the peak pressure at any point. Instead, the force is spread over a larger area, reducing the average pressure on skin.
Dermapad contibuted to a 75% reduction of pressure ulcers.
Dermapad polymer gel pads are an excellent addition to any care plan for at-risk patients and they can be washed and re-used on the same patient. More and more hospitals and primary care trusts are using Dermapad to reach their targets of reducing the number of pressure injuries in their area.
Helps protect against potential skin breakdown for patients at risk of pressure damage.
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