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Pressure Ulcer Prevention Devices

Items for Treating and Avoiding Pressure Sores

Pressure ulcers (also referred to as bed sores) are wounds caused by poor circulation. When an area of the body remains in one position and there is pressure on that area, circulation may be cut off or severely reduced to both the skin and underlying muscle tissue(s). This causes the skin to first become red and irritated (may feel tender and warm too), followed by a "blood blister" which may start to drain pus and finally an open wound with muscle tissue damage and possibly even bone damage if deep enough.
Many factors can contribute to the chances of developing a pressure sore. Thinner skin, incontinence and immobility (all 3 of which are more common in the elderly) also raise one's chances for developing pressure ulcers. People with a bed sores may not perceive any pain normally associated with such a wound because the wound can damage nerves. An inspection of the skin should be made periodically to identify and tend to any pressure sores as early as possible.

The remedies for pressure sores vary from simply using pressure prevention cushions, eating healthier, and applying barrier creams to receiving full wound care treatments from a medical professional. There are various pressure prevention products available to help treat and prevent pressure ulcers by alleviating any focused pressure on one area for too long of a time.
Foot Pillows
Foot Pillows
Both heel pillows and foot elevators are simple ways to help prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores) from forming on the heels and feet for those that spend a lot of time in the bed with limited mobility.
Sleep Positioners
Sleep Positioners
See our line of bed positioners such as pillows, rolls, wedges, bolsters and soft rails used to adjust the location of pressure on the body and/or to simply keep from falling out of bed.
Mattress Overlays
Mattress Overlays
Full Mattress Overlays and Alternating Pressure Mattresses are for users that are highly susceptible to developing pressure and bed sores and require a more sophisticated product.
Blanket Lifts
Blanket Lifts
Shop for blanket lift bars to keep covers off of the feet. This helps protect the feet from friction caused by rubbing on covers and sheets, which can lead to pressure sores.

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Adjustable Blanket Support, Bronze
Adjustable Blanket Support, Bronze
Lightweight alumimum blanket lift bar includes an attractive brass finish and provides an extra long height adjustment up to 23".
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Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System
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Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System
Alternating pressure air mattress overlay helps prevent and treat pressure sores. This easy to use system includes quiet pump technology to inflate and deflate air cells with a durable heavy guage ...
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Blue Foot & Heel Pillows
Blue Foot & Heel Pillows
Designed to relieve pressure on feet, heels, and ankles whether in bed or in a wheelchair by helping prevent tissue breakdown.
Includes 2 Pillows (Pair)
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Premium Gel/Foam Hospital Bed Pad Overlay, 34" x 76" x 3.5"
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Premium Gel/Foam Hospital Bed Pad Overlay, 34
Easily installs on top of your 42" wide bariatric bed to create a comfortable sleeping environment, while helping to prevent and treat pressure sores.
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    Orthopedic Foam Bed Wedge Pillow, 24 x 24, Blue Cover
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    Orthopedic Foam Bed Wedge Pillow, 24 x 24, Blue Cover
    Supportive, durable foam keeps its shape and the comfortable, gradual slope eases body aches and pains, relieves respiratory problems, acid reflux, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, minimize snori...
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