Dermapad Customer Presentation

Report
DERMAPAD
Pressure Redistribution Pads
Pressure Injury: a growing
concern
• Introduction of the National Safety and Quality Health
Service Standard 8 (Preventing and Managing Pressure
Injuries) into Public Health Services 1
• Publication of the Pan Pacific Clinical Guideline for the
Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury 2
• Expansion of Pressure Injury prevention protocols in
facilities including early risk assessment and elements
such as :
 Adequate nutrition

Regular repositioning

Regular skin inspection

Keeping the skin clean and dry
Pressure injury outline of care
 Specialised devices (e.g.
DERMAPAD™)
DERMAPAD™ as part of a care plan
DERMAPAD is a polymer gel
pad that redistributes
pressure to relieve critical
areas3,4
 Designed to help prevent pressure injuries3
 Protects bony areas with less fatty tissue4
 Redistributes pressure to avoid high pressure points3,4
 Helps to reduce erythema and prevent progression of skin
damage3
DERMAPAD™ as part of a care
plan
When to use DERMAPAD
The pads are indicated for use on intact skin and can be used
on:
 Areas at risk or areas already showing
signs of developing skin damage5
 Stage 1 pressure injuries to prevent
deterioration and aid tissue recovery6
 Recently healed pressure injuries to help
prevent re-injury7
 Under devices to prevent skin damage
DERMAPAD™ as part of a care
plan
Where to use DERMAPAD
DERMAPAD◊ can be used on bony areas that are subject to
high pressure points, or under devices that cause pressure
points
DERMAPAD™ clinical
Aged care
facility
Sylvie Hampton, Wound Healing Centre, Eastbourne
UK
An evaluation of DERMAPAD Heel Pad6
Methodology
Results
28 residents in 3 aged care facilities All the treated heels improved showing less
erythema
Waterlow score >15 (high-risk)
Ultrasound showed improvement below the skin
Existing Grade 1 pressure damage
Tissue returning to pre-injured state within 1
Visual & ultrasound inspection
week after commencing treatment
Treated with DERMAPAD for 2 months
The heels without DERMAPAD did not improve
Showing oedema
Resembling uninjured skin within one week
DERMAPAD™
clinical
Hospital
Sylvia Leonard, Luton & Dunstable Hospital UK
An evaluation of shaped dermal pad in an acute care hospital5
Methodology
Results
2 geriatric wards, 1 orthopaedics, 1
surgical
87% reduction in incidence of hospital
acquired pressure injuries
DERMAPAD used in conjunction with
repositioning and regular skin
inspections
75% decline in the overall number of
pressure injuries
Severity of pressure damage
Number of pressure injuries
Percentage
Comparing
incidence, severity and
Pressure injury incidence
number to 3 months prior
76% reduction in expenditure
DERMAPAD™ product range
 Available in a wide range: 9 variants across 4 shapes
 Made from a unique polymer gel that acts like fatty tissue
 Highly conformable and flexible for use in all areas
 All variants can be cut with scissors for specific uses
 Can be held in place with a secondary fixation tape
 Can be washed and re-used by the same patient
DERMAPAD™ Heel
Heel
• Standard
• Large
 Long section across the foot for seated patients
 Long section across the heel for patients in bed
 Large variant for large feet or areas with swelling or fluid build-up
 Can also be used on elbows and knees
Long section across the
foot
Long section across the
heel
DERMAPAD™ Heel fixation
Heel
Keep in place with a tubular bandage
(e.g. TENSOGRIP®)
Up to knee
Up to knee
Down to toes
Put on the tubular
bandage
Down to toes
Fold back the
bandage and put
DERMAPAD in
place
Stretch the
bandage in an arch
back over
DERMAPAD
Job done
Note: the tubular bandage should be applied from the toes up to the knee to avoid swelling
DERMAPAD™ Sacrum/Ankle
Wrap
Sacrum
Ankle Wrap
 Sacral area
 Ankle wrap
 Around the shoulder or hip
 Around the back of the head
DERMAPAD™ Sacrum/Ankle Wrap
fixation
Sacrum
/Ankle
Keep in place with body weight
(do not use when mobile)
 Position DERMAPAD Sacrum on the mattress and rest the patient on top
of it
 Use DERMAPAD Sacrum to protect the hip bone when repositioning
 Do not stretch or tug DERMAPAD Sacrum during repositioning
 Position between the patient’s lower back and the chair when seated
(underwear can be used to keep in place)
 When used as ankle wrap, secure with TENSOGRIP® or HANDY ®
CREPE bandage
 Can also be used to rest head or shoulders on
DERMAPAD™ Sheet
Sheet
10 x 10 x 0.3cm 20 x 20 x 0.3cm
10 x 10 x 1.2cm 20 x 20 x 1.2cm
 Under the foot or head whilst resting
 Between knees or between chin and chest
 Flat or folded for hand contractures (stroke rehabilitation)
 Large sheets around the foot or on the shoulder whilst lying down
DERMAPAD™ Sheet fixation
Keep in place with body weight
Sheet
 Keep the sheet in place by lying on top of it (head; shoulders; babies)
 The 20x20cm sheets can be positioned on the bed to rest the heel or
ankle
 Roll-up the 10x10cm sheets for hand contractures (no fixation
needed)
 Place 10x10cm sheets between knees (no fixation needed)
 Keep the thin 10x10cm in place with OPSITE™ Flexifix Gentle if
needed
DERMAPAD™ Strip
Strip
50 x 2.5 x 0.3cm
30 x 5 x 0.3cm
 Between fingers and toes
 Behind the ear
 Over the nose under face masks
 Wider strip is also commonly used down the spine
DERMAPAD™ Strip fixation
Strip
Keep in place with OPSITE™ Flexifix
Gentle silicone tape (or with whatever is
causing the pressure)
 The strip is very versatile and can be cut to smaller pieces
 Keep in place between fingers or toes; or under oxygen masks
 Use wide strip along the spine (keep in place with OPSITE™ Flexifix
Gentle )
 Cut small pieces to use under tubing (keep in place with OPSITE™
Flexifix Gentle )
DERMAPAD™ instructions for
use
Indication:
Protection against potential skin breakdown for patients at risk of pressure damage
Directions
1.
Select the appropriate size and shape from the range
2.
Remove the product from the plastic container
3.
Apply directly to the affected or at risk area (either side of the pad)
4.
If necessary the pad may be secured with a suitable fixation device (e.g. OPSITE™
Flexifix Gentle, and TENSOGRIP® or HANDY ® CREPE bandage)
5.
The skin under the pad should be inspected regularly in line with local clinical protocols
6.
The pad can be washed in soap and water for re-use with the same patient. The pad must
be dry before reapplication.
Contraindications
•
Do not use on broken skin
•
Do not obstruct nose or mouth airways
•
If a skin reaction occurs discontinue use
DERMAPAD™ skin inspection
routine
1. Remove the DERMAPAD pad and inspect the skin
2. Cleanse the skin using a soap-free, pH balanced product such as
SECURA™ Cleanser
3. Wash the DERMAPAD pad with soap and warm water, rinsing well
4. Dry the DERMAPAD pad and reapply, ensuring skin is also dry
Add DERMAPAD to your patient checklist:
Check if DERMAPAD is in place on at-risk
areas
Note:
DERMAPAD can be marked with permanent marker with the patient’s initials or the site for
application (e.g. “L heel”)
DERMAPAD™ other benefits
 Reduces the Human cost of Pressure Injuries

Contributes to a reduction of the impact of PI on patients’ quality of life4

Contributes to a reduction in morbidity4
 Reduces the Economic cost of Pressure Injuries

Can be washed and reapplied on the same patient3,4

Contributes to a significant decrease of the treatment costs associated with PI4
The introduction of Dermapad in a UK hospital generated a cost saving of 70% over 3
months
•
Fewer PI occurrences
•
Reduction in the severity of PI
•
Dermapad costs represented less than 2% of savings
 Can be easily incorporated into existing PI prevention protocols4
 Requires minimal training3,4
 Simple and intuitive to use3,4
 3 years shelf life
DERMAPAD™ summary
 DERMAPAD is a polymer gel pad that redistributes
pressure to relieve critical areas3,4
 9 variants across 4 shapes to fit all body parts
 Washable and re-usable on the same patient
 Can be cut to size with scissors
 Should be used as part of a wider care plan that
includes repositioning and specialised equipment
DERMAPAD™ ordering information
S&N code
DERMAPAD
Qty/Carto
n
Cartons per
case
66801315
Sheet 10 x 10 x
0.3cm
5
12
66801316
Sheet 10 x 10 x
1.2cm
5
12
66801317
Sheet 20 x 20 x
0.3cm
2
10
66801318
Sheet 20 x 20 x
1.2cm
2
6
66801319
Heel Standard
2
12
66801320
Heel Large
2
12
66801321
Heel Standard Bulk
N/A
30
66801322
Sacrum / Ankle wrap
1
10
66801323
Strip 50 x 2.5 x
0.3cm
5
12
66801324
Strip 30 x 5 x 0.3cm
5
12
References
1. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. National Safety and Quality Health
Service Standards, September 2012. http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/ourwork/accreditation/nsqhss/ Accessed 6 December 2012.
2. Australian Wound Management Association. Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention
and Management of Pressure Injury, 2012.
http://www.awma.com.au/publications/publications.php#pipm Accessed 6 September 2012.
3. Hampton S, et al. Aderma heel pads in the prevention of pressure ulcers in nursing homes. Wounds
UK 2012;8: 125-129.
4. Woods S, Aderma dermal pads in the prevention of pressure ulcers, Wounds UK 2012;8: 152-155.
5. Leonard S, Ormond K. An evaluation of a shaped dermal pad and their influences on pressure ulcers
in an acute foundation trust. Poster presented at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate; 2008.
6. Hampton S, et al. An evaluation of Aderma Heel Pad. Data on file; 2011.
7. Finn M. Patient Testimonial form; 2010.
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