As you may well know, pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers and bedsores, are injuries to the skin and the underlying tissue. These injuries are primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin and they are much more common than people assume. Whilst anyone can get pressure sores, they tend to affect people who spend most of their day in bed or who sit in the same chair or a wheelchair for long periods of time.
Unfortunately, pressure sores can be incredibly painful and they can easily get infected too which can cause a number of additional health problems. Not to mention, it can be difficult to treat pressure sores and they can also take a long time to heal as well, so ideally, you should do all you can to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Whilst simple things like regularly changing your position can help to relieve the pressure on particular areas of your skin, there are some useful products that can assist you in this regard too. Within the Treat-Eezi range, there are a few products that are essential if you’re trying to prevent pressure sores, including;
Treat-Eezi bed overlay
As the name suggests, the Treat-Eezi bed overlay is essentially a full-length mattress topper that is designed to be placed on top of any mattress that you already own. Using a quadruple layer of fine polyester fibres, this bed overlay naturally and gently moves with the person laying on it, creating almost zero chafing.
Not only can the Treat-Eezi bed overlay help to improve blood flow and maintain healthy tissue, but it can even help in the healing stages of any existing pressure sores too. It is incredibly comfortable as well and will help users to have a better night’s sleep.
Treat-Eezi seat overlay
The Treat-Eezi seat overlay is a smaller version of the mattress topper and it is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with standard 2”, 3” or 4” foam wheelchair cushions. This seat overlay can immediately help to bring areas of increased downward pressure to an acceptable level and it will help to allow continued good blood flow to these areas too.
Whilst commonly this seat overlay is used on wheelchairs, it can also be placed on top of any other foam-based seat too. So, if you sit down for a long time at work, for example, you can place it on your office chair. You can even use it on your armchair or sofa at home as well.
It can be easy to overlook your head when you’re protecting areas that may be at risk of developing pressure sores, but it is essential that you think about areas like around the ears which are susceptible to tissue breakdown. Thankfully, the Treat-Eezi pillowcase provides immediate pressure relief on and around the head area.
This thick double layer pillowcase may be simple but it is highly effective and similarly to the bed overlay, it is incredibly comfortable too. It is designed to fit all standard European pillows and it can even be machine washed, making it incredibly convenient to use.
Treat-Eezi heel rest
Another part of the body that is frequently overlooked is the feet and in particular the heels, yet it is paramount to protect these. When you’re laying for long periods of time, your heels come under tremendous force and the tissue is in constant contact with the bed mattress which can cause pressure sores to start to develop.
The Treat-Eezi heel rest helps in a similar way to other Treat-Eezi products and it is incredibly beneficial to use either at the bottom of your bed or on a wheelchair footrest. This product has even been used by NHS therapists in incubators to protect the skin of newborn babies.
Purchasing Treat-Eezi products
All in all, it is fair to say that it is incredibly important to ensure that you’re doing all you can to prevent pressure sores when you spend most of your time laying or sitting in the same position and this isn’t something you should ignore. Thankfully, all of the different Treat-Eezi products mentioned above can be really beneficial in this regard and they can be effective in preventing and healing grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 and grade 4 pressure sores.
If you’re interested in Treat-Eezi products and you’d like to find out more about them, please visit the Dan Medica South Limited website today. Since being established back in 2002, here at Dan Medica South Limited we have solely concentrated on preventing and helping to heal pressure sores and we are very proud to say that our Treat-Eezi products have helped thousands of people both young and old. You can read more about each Treat-Eezi product on our website but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us today.