|[October 01, 2013]
Three New Studies Show Improved Outcomes for the Prevention of Heel Ulcers and Superior Patient Comfort Using the Posey PRO-heeLx® Heel Protector
ARCADIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Three studies recently presented at the NPUAP conference in Woodlands,
TX and the SAWC conference in Denver, CO highlighted the improved
patient compliance rates and clinical outcomes at three facilities using
the Posey PRO-heeLx heel protector. The three posters showcased the
clinical efficacy and patient and staff preference for the PRO-heeLx vs.
other similar heel protectors on the market.
At the NPUAP conference, the poster "Comfort Becomes Compliance"
highlighted improved comfort and compliance rates for patients when
using the PRO-heeLx compared to another industry heel protector. The
study showed that compared to the other pillow based heel protector, the
PRO-heeLx formed better to the patient's foot, the side straps helped
prevent foot drop, and patient's feet felt less hot and more comfortable
while wearing the PRO-heeLx heel protector.
At the SAWC conference, the poster "Taking the Pressure off Heels: A
Cardiac Unit's Journe to Reduce Heel Pressure Ulcers" highlighted a
facility's steps of reducing heel pressure ulcer rates by implementing a
heel ulcer prevention algorithm and utilizing the PRO-heeLx vs. an
inflatable heel protector. During the last quarter, the facility was
able to reduce their heel pressure ulcer rate to zero while using the
PRO-heeLx, compared to a high of eight heel pressure ulcers using the
inflatable heel protector.
A second poster presented at the SAWC conference titled "Patient and
Physical Therapist Rating of Patient Mobility Using Two Heel Pressure
Redistribution Boots in Acute Care" evaluated staff and patient ratings
of two heel protectors. Physical therapists and patients in the study
rated patient mobility 21% higher, proper placement and securement 33%
higher and overall satisfaction 26% higher for the PRO-heeLx vs. an
inflatable heel protector.
During these studies, the PRO-heeLx offered more convenience to staff,
superior comfort and compliance for patients and improved clinical
outcomes for facilities, leading to a better choice in heel protection.
The PRO-heeLx is available in three sizes and is available on a no
obligation free trial!
The Posey Company manufactures more than 600 products that are designed
to improve patient safety in hospitals, acute care facilities, and the
home. The company was founded in 1937 and has been family-owned and
operated since. Initially focusing on patient care, Posey has expanded
their product catalog to include a comprehensive offering of
high-quality falls management products. To learn more visit us at www.posey.com.
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