Most of us have read depressing articles about bedsores (also known as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers) often experienced during hospitalization, after or during surgery, bed-confinement at home, or in extended-care facilities Pressure ulcers are not only extremely painful but, if left untreated, can lead to further debilitating, even life-threatening conditions and even death.
So much for the bad news.
Now for the GOOD NEWS! Pressure ulcers caused by unrelieved skin-pressure, friction, or skin-shear on many parts of the body CAN BE AVOIDABLE, PREVENTABLE and TREATABLE, IF FOUND EARLY!!
The most common parts of the body affected by skin-pressure are bony or cartilaginous areas such as elbows, knees, heels, ankles, head, neck, and sacrum.
OnlyGel now offers ULTRAGEL® SPG Seamless Gel Positioners as cost-effective, user-friendly and skin-safe solutions for skin pressure/body positioning management for all the above areas.
These new top of line seamless polymer gel positioners are manufactured using our proprietary coating technology, and are the first and currently the only seamless polymer gel positioners available. Seamless coating enables encapsulated gel positioners with no peripheral edge seal, thus facilitating disinfecting/cleaning and minimizing areas for possible contamination. Use for head, heel, arm, elbow and torso protection during extended use treatment or recovery situations at home, in extended-care or medical facilities.
Key features of this line include:
- Made in the USA
- Gel, encapsulated in a seamless, durable elastomeric coating, replicates human fatty tissue
- Body conforming, redistributes and equalizes skin pressure
- Radio and x-ray lucent. Antimicrobial and antibacterial. Latex-and Phthalate-free
- Will not leak if punctured. Can be repaired
- Seamless design eliminates peripheral contamination areas. Easy to clean and disinfect with hospital approved for commonly used anti-bacterial wipes and disinfectants
The ULTRAGEL® SPG line was created to aid in the protection of vulnerable areas of the body
against skin pressure during procedures, recovery at home, and during extended care in medical or hospital facilities.
ULTRAGEL® SPG SEAMLESS POLYMER GEL: HEAD DONUT POSITIONERS
Used to immobilize the head and neck. Protects head, neck and ears from skin
pressure injuries. ULTRAGEL® SPG provides superior redistribution and equalization of skin pressure compared to low density gel or foam positioners.
ULTRAGEL® SPG SEAMLESS POLYMER GEL: HORSESHOE DONUT HEAD PAD
Horseshoe donuts allow clear pair passage for the entry point for tubes while the patient is in the lateral for prone position with head to one side.
ULTRAGEL® SPG SEAMLESS POLYMER GEL: GEL SAND BAG POSITIONER
Versatile gel positioner is beneficial for many procedures. Eliminates the use of
ULTRAGEL® SPG SEAMLESS POLYMER GEL: HEEL PROTECTOR/HEEL CUP, STRAPLESS
Provides foot positioning and protection against skin pressure on heel without the need for hook and loop attachment. Groove in the rear of the heel cup locates and secures patients' Achilles tendon area. Available single or in pairs.
ULTRAGEL® SPG SEAMLESS POLYMER GEL: PATIENT BODY POSITIONER
Versatile, general utility gel positioner. Useful in numerous procedures.