Major guidelines presented in 2014 emphasize steps to help stem the tide of these preventable injuries, including the use of specialized support surfaces
on patient beds.
A thin layer of boehmite was formed on support surface
ClimateCare is compatible with many therapeutic support surfaces
, including the Joerns RecoverCare Dolphin[sup.
8] They play a major stabilizing role when the support surface
is precarious or compliant.
0 million of ongoing business annually, and he expects sales to grow in the coming years as more facilities embrace Span-America's newest technologies, including its proprietary line of PressureGuard[R] powered and non-powered air support surface
Therapeutic support surfaces
can be categorized in five ways : by the degree of pressure redistribution, form of device (used in seated or supine positions), power source (electronically powered, non-powered or static), redistribution medium ( foam, water, gel and air), and by Medicare reimbursement group, which includes devices for preventive intervention (foam dry overlays or mattresses), therapeutic intervention (powered overlays and mattresses and low air-loss mattresses) and air-fluidized beds.
If the caregiver feels less than an inch of support material, the patient has bottomed out and the support surface
Most support surfaces
cannot adequately reduce the interface pressure under the heels (explained under "Support Surfaces
We are in the final stages of pre-market testing a new line of therapeutic support surfaces
and expect to introduce the new products by the fourth fiscal quarter of this year," continued Mr.
Figure 3-2: Growth Rates by Segment, Therapeutic Support Surface
We signed another agreement with them in July 2008 to continue some of the terms of the original contract, but we believe they are now in the process of reducing the number of products they offer in our support surface
category as well as reducing the number of their suppliers for these products.
Gaymar specializes in support surface
and pressure ulcer management solutions as well as the temperature management segment of the healthcare industry, with an attractive portfolio of capital and disposable products in both the U.