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Heel ulcer prevention boot


 

FEATURES

INDICATIONS

SIZING CHART

INSTRUCTION GUIDE

 


The Heelift®
completely eliminates
pressure as the heel
is floated in
protective space.

 

Patent No. 5449339

Patent No. 7458948

 

Suggested Code: E0191

 

 

 

To request a sample for
your facility, please call
800-254-5438 or
847-328-9540.


Heel sore prevention boot
Heel pressure boot
Heel pressure home kit
Now the leading device for the prevention and treatment of heel ulcers is available in the convenient Heelift® Home Kit that’s ideal for the home healthcare environment.




Heelift® Suspension Boot

Heelift Suspension Boot has long set the bar for heel pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Heelift effectively eliminates pressure from the heel by offloading all pressure from the heel and redistributing the pressure to the calf, preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers. A gentle cradling and cushioning of the lower leg with the heel elevated in protective space reduces the chances for irritation or pressure points.

 

Features:

 

Heelift Suspension Boot offers the following features:

 

Extended stitching: Located along the top rim, the added stitching narrows the forefoot and increases support to provide improved protection against foot drop, equines deformity, or heel cord contracture.


“Easy-on, Easy-off” Rounded Straps: Easy to use, the soft straps can be adjusted to accommodate the patient’s specific needs.


Friction-free tricot backing: Unlike other suspension products, which can have sharp edges on the back that can rub against the patient's other leg, Heelift is manufactured with a smooth tricot backing that aids in patient mobility and helps ensure patient safety.


Two types of foam: Heelift is available in Smooth foam or in Convoluted foam. Smooth foam is ideal for patients with edematous legs as it will not create "impressions" on the leg. Convoluted foam is slightly cooler to wear.


Ventilation holes: Ventilation holes provide additional air circulation to promote increased patient comfort. Heelift is 40% lighter than pillow-style boots.


Tricot covered stiffener: This feature prevents Heelift from buckling for added patient comfort and safety.

 

Forefoot support: Spring back technology helps to keep the foot upright.

 

Washable/Autoclavable: Like other Heelift products, Heelift can be washed safely in a net or mesh laundry bag and can be autoclaved for sterility. For more information visit our instructions page.

 

Indications:

 

Heelift Suspension Boot can play an integral role in heel pressure ulcer prevention regimens for susceptible, high-risk patients as well as for patients already suffering from heel pressure ulcers. Risk factors for the development of heel pressure ulcers include:

  • Age
  • Decreased sensation in the lower extremities from spinal cord injuries
    or neurological diagnoses
  • Moisture from perspiration or incontinence
  • Poor nutrition
  • Circulatory complications
  • Friction or shearing caused by dragging or sliding a patient across bed
    sheets, which can allow unprotected heels to rub on the bed surface

Use of Heelift Suspension Boot, together with scheduled turning of the patient, careful monitoring, and other prevention procedures, has been clinically proven to help reduce heel pressure prevalence over time1.

 

Sizing Chart:

 

Heelift® Standard

Heelift Standard boot

 

Heelift Standard
Specifications:

Calf Circumference

8 inches – 14 inches

20.32 cm – 35.56 cm

Height Range

60 inches – 77 inches

152.40 cm – 195.58 cm

Weight Range

120 lbs – 250 lbs.

54.43 kilo – 113.40 kilo

Heelift® Bariatric

Heelift Bariatric boot

Heelift Bariatric
Specifications:

Calf Circumference

12 inches – 23 inches

30.48 cm – 58.42 cm

Height Range

65 inches – 80 inches

165.10 cm – 203.20 cm

Weight Range

220 lbs – 600 lbs.

97.79 kilo – 272.16 kilo

Heelift® Petite

Heelift Petite boot

 

Heelift Petite
Specifications:

Calf Circumference

6 inches – 10 inches

15.24 cm – 25.40 cm

Height Range

46 inches – 64 inches

116.84 cm – 162.56 cm

Weight Range

70 lbs – 130 lbs.

31.75 kilo – 58.97 kilo

 


1 McInerney, Joan A, MSN, RN, BC, CWOCN. "Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure
Ulcer Prevalence Through a Focused Prevention Program."
Advances in Skin &
Wound Care 2008:21:75-78