Dermis Plus is a range of pressure redistribution pads designed to help reduce the risk of pressure damage as part of a pressure ulcer prevention strategy. The products work by redistributing peak pressures and so reducing the risk of pressure related tissue damage.
Available as a sheet or strip, they can be used anywhere on the body identified as being Ôat riskÕ including pressure damage associated with medical devices.
Fully washable and re-usable, hypoallergenic and odourless, the Dermis Plus contains a cross-linked three-dimensional polymer gel network infused with medical grade mineral oil that enables it to return to its original form as well as softening, moisturising and lubricating the skin.
A recent UK trial demonstrated that Dermis Plus is up to 10% more effective at distributing pressure than the leading competitor brand. The added benefit of the clear construction makes it easier to monitor skin integrity while in situ.
How should the products be cleaned?
Dermis Plus is suitable to be washed and re-used (single patient use only). Wash in mild detergent, rinse and allow to air dry. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
Can the product be repaired?
No. if the product is degraded or damaged in any way, please discard.
Should the product be covered by a sheet?
It is not necessary and will obscure the view of the skin through the transparent gel, however light covering does not reduce the effectiveness of the product.
How should the product be disposed of?
This is a registered medical device. At the end of its useful life, the product should be treated as healthcare waste and disposed of according to local healthcare waste guidelines. It may be incinerated with other healthcare waste.
Does the patient or medical device still need re-positioning when using Dermis Plus?
Pressure ulcers result from a combination of factors including pressure, shear, friction, and maceration. In common with all pressure redistributing surfaces, carers should follow standard protocols for re-positioning patients and medical devices, as necessary whilst using Dermis Plus.
Is the product hypoallergenic?
Yes. Dermis Plus is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, odourless and clear.
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