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Invacare Propad Renal Overlay

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The Invacare Propad Renal Overlay has been developed in conjunction with clinicians specifically to provide additional comfort, efective pressure redistribution and security for individuals undergoing dialysis treatment.
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High specification pressure redistributing overlay ideal fordialysis units

Treatments, such as dialysis performed over a long period of time on a support surface that restrict free movement, can greatly increase the risk of skin damage as a result of direct pressure over bony prominences.

Specifically cut castellations in zoned areas across the surface of the renal overlay not only enhance the pressure redistributing qualities of a dialyis chair, they will also address areas of increased vulnerability where there is a reduction or absence of subcutaneous fat (the heels or the elbows).

Confidence for staff and individuals is provided by fully adjustable securing straps to securely fit over most dialysis chairs, preventing movement of the overlay mattress during individual transfer.

Infection control requirements can be easily met by the recent addition of a fully sealed zip, reducing the risk of fluid ingress to the internal components of the overlay. The vapour permeable wipe-able surface can be easily cleaned between individuals to reduce valuable staff time and essential treatment delays.

Features

  • Effective pressure ulcer prevention. The high specification foam core has independent, geometrically-cut surface cells that help significantly reduce shear and friction. The Renal Overlay has larger, more supportive cells at the centre and smaller cells at the head and foot end. This enables improved weight distribution with the overlay able to conform to the shape of the individual’s body.
  • Comfort for the individual. Four securing straps, two of which are adjustable, allow the overlay to profile when used in conjunction with an adjustable chair. The Renal Overlay is hinged at the foot, to allow perfect contouring to the vulnerable heel area with the benefit of increased comfort when the foot plate is activated.
  • Specialist cover design. With infection control being paramount in busy renal units, the high frequency welded seams and waterproof zip with interlocking teeth on the cover are essential additions to this overlay. The Renal overlay cover is multi stretch, water-resistant and vapour-permeable.

Specifications

  • Height: 8.5 cm
  • Total product weight: 5.5 kg
  • Max. user weight: 108 kg
  • Max. cleaning temperature: 80º
  • Colours: Baltic blue

Manufactured to European Standards: BS 7177 Crib 5 Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This mattress will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgment and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers. A range of assessment scales can be used as a formal method of assessing risk from pressure ulcer development, and should be used in conjunction with an informal assessment (informed nursing judgment). The risk category in this instance is based on the Waterlow Scale.