Repose DermisPlus Pressure Redistribution Heel Pads (Pair)
The Repose DermisPlus Pressure Redistribution Heel Pads (Pair) have been designed to relieve pressure on the heels, soles of the feet, or elbows. They are suitable for trimming to a more comfortable size, and can be washed for improved hygiene.
How Does DermisPlus Technology Work?
DermisPlus products have been designed to redistributes peak pressures over a wider surface area, thus reducing the risk of pressure-related tissue damage. It can be used anywhere on the body that is identified as being at risk, especially where there are bony prominences, and even under medical devices such as tubing and mask straps.
Who Can Use the DermisPlus Heel Pads?
The DermisPlus Heel Pads, as with the rest of the DermisPlus Prevent range, can be used in the following circumstances:
- For intact skin where there is a risk of pressure damage
- On areas of the body with existing Category 1 pressure damage
- On recently healed ulcers to protect against the risk of re-ulceration
Where Can I Use the DermisPlus Heel Pads?
The DermisPlus Heel Pads are ideal for relieving pressure beneath the heels. They can also be worn along the foot to relieve pressure from the soles of the feet, as well as on the elbows. As they can be trimmed, you can ensure the most comfortable fit and shape for your needs.
How Easy Are the Heel Pads to Apply?
The DermisPlus Heel Pads are very easy to apply. Although durable when applied, DermisPlus products are flexible and comfort, allowing for ease of application in the desired area.
How Do the Heel Pads Stay In Place?
To ensure optimal use for pressure relief, the Heel Pads should be secured in place. Suitable retention methods include using tape, a tubular bandage, or underwear.
What Size Are the Heel Pads?
The DermisPlus Heel Pads are available in a choice of two sizes: Standard or Large. The dimensions for each are as follows.
- Standard Heel Pad: 14.5 x 9.5 x 6.8cm
- Large Heel Pad: 16.5 x 12 x 6.8cm
What Are the Heel Pads Made Of?
The DermisPlus Heel Pads are made from a tri-polymer gel and mineral oil. They are also latex-free, non-irritating, and skin friendly to reduce the risk of allergies or discomfort.
Can I Cut the DermisPlus Heel Pads?
If you find that the DermisPlus Heel Pads are too big or not quite the right shape for you, they can be trimmed down and cut to improve the fit and shape for you. The DermisPlus can be cut without any fibre shedding, helping to improve convenience, comfort, and hygiene.
How Durable Are the Heel Pads?
Despite their ability to be cut to shape, the DermisPlus Heel Pads are incredibly durable. They will remain stable in use with residue-free removal, ensuring dressing changes are as easy as possible.
How Do I Wash the Heel Pads?
To ensure good hygiene maintenance, the DermisPlus Heel Pads can be washed with soap and water. They can then be left to dry and then reapplied to the area as required.
A Range of DermisPlus Products
DermisPlus pressure relief devices are available in a range of shapes, sizes and thicknesses, ideal for use over bony prominences and areas at risk of pressure sores. Other DermisPlus products include: