GelBodies Pressure Sore Protection
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a simple solution to a complex problem
||When a patient is confined to a bed for a long period of time, pressure sores can form at multiple points on the body that do not have much fat to pad them, due to a decrease in blood circulation to those areas. Depending on how severe the sore is, they can go down to the muscle and even the bone making it difficult and painful for the patient to move. Pressure sores can be very serious, especially if infected. To help prevent this painful condition, Healthsaver are proud to provide the GelBodies range of protectors. |
The GelBodies protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. The gel will not bottom out. By improving circulation, the GelBodies protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort helping them to relax. The gel is encased in a cotton-lycra "coolband" that stretches for an ideal fit and feels soft against the skin. When used, the GelBodies protectors help protect against skin breakages.
Lightweight and comfortable Improves circulation to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form Uses a pressure-relieving gel found in high-end wheelchair cushions Provides patient with added comfort, helping them to relax Cotton-lycra "coolband" stretches for ideal fit and feels great against your skin
GelBodies provide protection for areas at risk from pressure sores and nerve damage.
GelBodies combine breathable, stretchy Coolband material with a specially formulated silicone-based gel that provides soothing relief and pressure-relieving skin protection. The gel evenly distributes body weight and won't bottom-out.
GelBodies are suitable for Long Term Care and Rehabilitation patients to assist in the prevention of pressure sores. They are used in the hospital, nursing homes and homecare environment.
The coolband material feels great, is skin compatible, breathable and can be machine washed.
GelBodies products are friendly, lightweight and discreet, with a comprehensive range to suit all shapes and sizes.
All GelBodies products have been researched and showed great pressure relief.
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|GelBodies for Heel and Elbow Protection||
|GelBodies for Shin|
|GelBodies for Heel and Ankle Protection|
|GelBodies for Knee |
||Gelbodies Instructions For Use:|
It is important to regularly check user's skin for any signs of irritation; if this occurs, discontinue use. The product should not be worn on broken skin.
GelBodies should be inspected regularly and if damaged should not be used.
This is a single user product only; GelBodies should be cleaned after each use.
Product can be worn for up to 12 hours in any 24 hour period.
The gel pad must be used in conjunction with the Coolband.
The material in the Coolband is: 85% Cotton, 10% Lycra, and 5% Polyester
||The Gelbodies Heel and Elbow Protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form.|
GelBodies special pressure relieving gel.
Pressure Ulcer Definition
A pressure ulcer is localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction. A number of contributing or confounding factors are also associated with pressure ulcers; the significance of these factors is yet to be elucidated.
Pressure Ulcer Stages
Suspected Deep Tissue Injury:
Purple or maroon localized area of discolored intact skin or blood-filled blister due to damage of underlying soft tissue from pressure and/or shear. The area may be preceded by tissue that is painful, firm, mushy, boggy, warmer or cooler as compared to adjacent tissue.
Deep tissue injury may be difficult to detect in individuals with dark skin tones. Evolution may include a thin blister over a dark wound bed. The wound may further evolve and become covered by thin eschar. Evolution may be rapid exposing additional layers of tissue even with optimal treatment.
Intact skin with non-blanchable redness of a localized area usually over a bony prominence. Darkly pigmented skin may not have visible blanching; its color may differ from the surrounding area.
The area may be painful, firm, soft, warmer or cooler as compared to adjacent tissue. Stage I may be difficult to detect in individuals with dark skin tones. May indicate "at risk" persons (a heralding sign of risk)
Partial thickness loss of dermis presenting as a shallow open ulcer with a red pink wound bed, without slough. May also present as an intact or open/ruptured serum-filled blister.
Presents as a shiny or dry shallow ulcer without slough or bruising.* This stage should not be used to describe skin tears, tape burns, perineal dermatitis, maceration or excoriation.
*Bruising indicates suspected deep tissue injury
Full thickness tissue loss. Subcutaneous fat may be visible but bone, tendon or muscle are not exposed. Slough may be present but does not obscure the depth of tissue loss. May include undermining and tunneling.
The depth of a stage III pressure ulcer varies by anatomical location. The bridge of the nose, ear, occiput and malleolus do not have subcutaneous tissue and stage III ulcers can be shallow. In contrast, areas of significant adiposity can develop extremely deep stage III pressure ulcers. Bone/tendon is not visible or directly palpable.
Full thickness tissue loss with exposed bone, tendon or muscle. Slough or eschar may be present on some parts of the wound bed. Often include undermining and tunneling.
The depth of a stage IV pressure ulcer varies by anatomical location. The bridge of the nose, ear, occiput and malleolus do not have subcutaneous tissue and these ulcers can be shallow. Stage IV ulcers can extend into muscle and/or supporting structures (e.g., fascia, tendon or joint capsule) making osteomyelitis possible. Exposed bone/tendon is visible or directly palpable.
Full thickness tissue loss in which the base of the ulcer is covered by slough (yellow, tan, gray, green or brown) and/or eschar (tan, brown or black) in the wound bed.
Until enough slough and/or eschar is removed to expose the base of the wound, the true depth, and therefore stage, cannot be determined. Stable (dry, adherent, intact without erythema or fluctuance) eschar on the heels serves as "the body's natural (biological) cover" and should not be removed.
GelBodies Pressure Sore Protection
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