Helping Ease Pressure Sores
Bedsores are areas of damaged skin tissue which can cause severe infections. While pressure on the skin contributes to the formation of bedsores, other common factors that can damage the skin include:
Friction: occurs when the skin rubs against clothing or bedding. It can make fragile skin more vulnerable to injury.
Shear: occurs when two surfaces move in the opposite direction; shearing and friction can occur when a person is moved across bed sheets.
Moisture and Heat: dampness from sweat or urine along with a rise in temperature has been clinically demonstrated to contribute to skin damage.
Sheets Protect the Skin
Friction and Shear Reduction: Cotton fabrics are made with millions of short-staple fibres that protrude from the surface of the sheet. These tiny threads are abrasive and can cause skin irritation. DermaTherapy fabrics are woven from a continuous-filament yarn that creates a consistently smooth, silk-like surface. Shear injuries and skin abrasiveness is virtually eliminated by DermaTherapy.
Moisture and Heat Control: Traditional cotton linen absorbs and retains moisture, inhibiting evaporation which maintains a damp environment harmful to skin. DermaTherapy fabrics are woven of fibres with unique cross sections that create micro-channels to wick moisture away from skin. Facilitating increased evaporation which leads to a decrease in temperature.
You can help avoid bedsores by keeping skin clean and dry.
Clinically-Proven Technology for Bedsores
DermaTherapy bedding was compared with standard hospital bedding for 307 patients at risk of pressure wound development in an acute-care renal unit, over a six-month period.1
Fewer Sores Were Developed
More Sores Were Resolved
Fewer Sores At Discharge
Fewer Days In The Hospital
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
DermaTherapy has FDA clearance as a Class I medical device for atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, and pressure sores. DermaTherapy is the first and only bedding to achieve this distinction. Technical classifications for DermaTherapy include:
Class I medical device for use by patients who are susceptible to pressure ulcers. DermaTherapy Bed Linens help to reduce the likelihood of patients developing pressure ulcers by reducing moisture, friction and shear on the patient’s skin. (Reg. K152884)
Developing pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores) is inevitable when you’re confined to bed for long periods of time. Cotton-blend sheets collect moisture that increases friction and creates an adverse microclimate around the body, leading to painful beds sores. Our anti-microbial sheets wick away the moisture that accumulates between the patient and the mattress, creating a favorable and protective microclimate. Infections never see the light of day, and bedsores can heal in these conditions. In fact, people develop 62% fewer bedsores when using DermaTherapy linens.