Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN USA) welcomes Padrao Ortopedico as the company’s newest GlideWear shear protection product line distributor, serving the orthotic, prosthetic, and podiatric industries across Portugal.
Phone: (22) 906 51 48, (22) 906 51 49
Contact Name: Carlos Quelhas
GlideWear products feature a unique, patented dual-layer fabric technology sewn strategically into at-risk zones within socks, undershorts, wheelchair cushion covers, pillowcases and other devices, to protect the user from pressure injuries (commonly referred to as bedsores) due to friction & shear.
To view the entire line of GlideWear shear protection products, click here.
Contact Carlos at Padrao Ortopedico (Portugal) to request a presentation or more information about the GlideWear product line.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury; also updating the stages of pressure injury.
NPUAP believes the change to pressure injury vs. pressure ulcer more accurately describes pressure and shear-related injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin.
A pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other injury. The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. The injury occurs as a result of intense and/or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear. The tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by microclimate, nutrition, perfusion, comorbidities and condition of the soft tissue.
For more information, visit www.npuap.org
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has just posted information about its 2016 NPUAP Research Symposium, hosted at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel, November 9, 2016.
This is a great opportunity for clinicians, researchers, engineers, and others in the healthcare field to learn more about the latest developments in pressure ulcer (bedsore) prevention. No longer is pressure considered the most important factor, as the presence of shear force and microclimate (heat and moisture) are increasingly recognized as key contributing factors in pressure sore formation.
For more information about the NPUAP Research Symposium and National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, visit www.npuap.org.
Disclaimer: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is a member of the NPUAP Corporate Advisory Council.