BED SORE PREVENTION SYSTEM
Patient Safety Movement
Healthy Heels®--2015 Innovation Award Recipient
The Patient Safety Movement is dedicated to eliminating preventable patient deaths in the U.S. by 2020.
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HEEL PRESSURE ULCERS
A preventable problem
Pressure Ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone and occur frequently amongst those who are bedridden or immobile.
Heel pressure ulcers are 100% preventable, but all current treatment options are flawed:
Pocketed Bed Sheets and Pillow System
Fitted bed sheet
Place the Healthy Heels® fitted bed sheet on the bed with the pockets at the foot end of the bed.
Insert our special Healthy Heels® pillow into one of the three pockets sewn into the sheet. Select the correct pocket based on patient height.
No problems :)
The pocket keeps the pillow in place and our extra firm pillow keeps the heels sufficiently elevated.
The problem with healthcare pillows
Not enough support
Standard healthcare pillows are not firm enough to keep the legs sufficiently elevated.
Healthy Heels® pillow
Ultra firm for maximum support and elevation
Healthy Heels® pillows are specially designed with extra filling to fully support the legs and elevate the heels.
Why use Healthy Heels®?
"As a Rehab Nurse Coordinator, I would recommend this product. Since the use of Healthy Heels® our facility has ha a decline in heel ulcers and no new developments."
- Rehab Wound Care Nurse Coordinator, Clove Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
"Feet remain open to air without additional warmth and friction from heel booties...residents have reported feeling comfortable as they sleep without any obstruction to movement in bed...The Healthy Heels sheet eliminated the development of pressure ulcers in the residents. In addition, those residents admitted with heel ulcers heal at a quicker rate."
- Director of Nursing, Carmel Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center