|Product Dimensions:||1.5″ X 1.25″ X 0.75″|
|Shipping Case Dimensions:||17″ X 5″ X 16″|
|Shipping Case Weight:||3|
Physician designed and developed for real-world application to reduce pressure injury to skin from various cables and tubing.
Foam pads can be placed between the skin and—IV tubing, IV shut off clips, A-line tubing, central line tubing, BP cable, pulse oximetry cable, ekg cable and leads, oral and naso-gastric tubes, BIS sensors.
Surgical patients under anesthesia are vulnerable to pressure injuries to skin and soft tissues due to their inability to feel pressure pain when anesthetized. This is why it is so important that the anesthetist be the guardian of patient positioning and protect them from the various external forces on their body during surgery. I have developed the pressure reducing foam pad to better protect and prevent possible skin tears and soft tissue pressure injury from various cables and tubing. These monitor cables and tubing not only rest on the skin for prolonged time but are often pressed against the skin from external forces such as the upper extremities being tightly tucked to the patient’s side. Patients can have very fragile skin from advanced age to chronic steroid use. The skin can tear from the slightest friction or shearing force. The resultant skin injury can lead to prolonged wound care and increased risk of infection. My custom design of the pad is designed to hold small diameter IV tubing up to the larger diameter cables such as blood pressure cables and BIS sensors. This product is much needed and will better protect the patient from the constant risk of external pressure injuries.