Heel Protectors for Bed Sores: A Basic Guide for Prevention
Heel protectors designed to prevent bed sores are great options for at-risk patients, whether they’re in a hospital acute care environment, a long-term care facility or at home.
Heel protectors that provide complete pressure offloading are an important part of bed sore prevention plans along with such practices as:
The regular performance of these basic practices, in combination with the appropriate use of a professional heel offloading device, can effectively reduce the chance of bed sores occurring in at-risk patients.
Without an appropriate prevention and treatment plan in place, bed sores can easily worsen and, left untreated, cause:
As part of a prevention regimen to avoid such outcomes, Heelift® Suspension Boot is an excellent and inexpensive choice as an appropriate heel offloading device. Heelift fulfills the traditional expectations for heel protectors by providing a zero pressure environment to prevent and treat bed sores while cradling the patient’s calf in soft foam.