Skin Protection

Bio Assist Shear Protection

Shear Protection     

This product has been designed to help maintain skin integrity in the elderly and those most ‘at risk’ from compromising skin conditions.

Some facts to be considered when choosing products to assist with skin management.

SKIN CHANGES IN THE ELDERLY

  • Dermis loses 80% of its original thickness.
  • 40% less Collagen.
  • Sebum and sweat production is reduced.
  • Epidermal layer separates more easily from the dermis.
  • Elastin fibres decrease in number but increase in size rendering skin stiff and inelastic.
  • Small blood vessels diminish by 40%.

SKIN CARE FOR THE ELDERLY

  • Use pH balanced soap alternatives e.g. (PERI FOAM CLEANSER)
  • Shower every second day, with warm not hot water.
  • Apply perfume free, low preservative moisturisers.
  • Apply protective devices to those at risk.

Available in 4 sizes – Ex Small, Small, Medium & Large

SHEAR PROTECTION®, can also help to protect arms and legs from cuts & scratches and will assist in protecting the skin from prolonged exposure to the sun.

Materialised Limb Protectors

Protect-a-Limb protects the limbs from skin tears and skin damage. It is light in weight and yet bulky enough to protect. Aged Care Health Professionals highly recommended Protect-a-Limb as a truly effective means of preventing recurring skin tears, with the resultant saving to healthcare costs. It is easy and fast to apply when compared to other methods of protection.

As people age, their skin begins to change. Aged care workers have been accustomed to dealing with these changes to elderly people’s skin by moisturising and protecting the limb from the environment. This process has worked quite well in the past, but there has always been a concern with the type of elastic bandages used to keep the moisture in – this is where Protect-a-Limb steps in.

This exciting product has been designed to take the tears, bumps and bruises out of life due to its durability, high comfort level, easy application and soft feel against the skin. Protect-a-Limb is also extremely cost effective, making it a must in every aged care facility.

Protect-a-Limb is an Australian made healthcare product designed and tested for Australian conditions. It has been egineered to ensure the person requiring the garment remains cool in summer and warm in winter – a necessity in our harsh Australian climate.

The “cool in summer and warm in winter” element of Protect-a-Limb is achieved by the unique Coolmax system. Coolmax, a registered trademark of INVISTA, is a channelled synthetic fibre on the inner of Protect-a-Limb, surrounded by cotton on the outer surface which is slightly retentive.

Features:

  • Light & Comfortable
  • Cool in summer / warm in winter
  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Cost effective

Coolmax features:

  • Dries faster than other fibres
  • Is cost effective – saving time in application
  • Gives protection against friction to vulnerable limbs
  • Aids in patient comfort
  • Wicks away moisture and prevents maceration
  • Easy to clean – can be washed as easily as a pair of socks
  • Finished to prevent fraying

Care instructions
Short machine wash on medium cycle. May be tumble dried warm. Socks should be washed after each wear to maintain it’s shape.

Sizing:

Measure circumference and length of limb to find the correct size.

 

Small:
Circumference: 18cm – 25cm
Length: 40cm
Use: arm and small leg
Medium:
Circumference: 25cm – 40cm
Length: 50cm
Use: Arm & average lower leg
Large:
Circumference: 32 – 44cm
Length: 60cm
Use: Full leg

 

Dermasaver Finger separator

DermaSaver Finger Separators have been designed for comfort and effectiveness. They have a soft padded palm pillow and a padded band that keeps the fingers in place. Available in one size only, to suit small to extra large hands.

Dermasaver Leg tubes

DermaSaver Full Leg Tubes are soft and loose with ample air flow reaching the skin. Two layers of MicroSpring Textile protect fragile skin from friction and pressure that can cause tears, bruising and abrasions. Available in selection of sizes and are easy to measure for. Simply measure the circumference at the widest part of the calf. For borderline measurements, choose the larger size for extra comfort.(Please note – supplied individually, not in pairs)

Dermasaver Arm tube

DermaSaver Arm Tubes are soft and loose with ample air flow reaching the skin allowing for greater healing ability whilst offering protection. Two cushion layers of MicroSpring Textile protect fragile skin from friction and pressure that can cause skin tears, bruising and abrasions. Available in a selection of sizes. Simply measure the circumference around the widest part of the forearm. For borderline measurements, choose the larger size to ensure comfort.

Dermasaver Forearm and Knuckle Protectors

Protection for the forearm and knuckles in one DermaSaver!

Measure Forearm circumference

XS      13-18cm

S         18-25cm

M       25-30cm

L        30-38cm

XL      38-46cm

Dermasavers Forearm tube

DermaSavers protect fragile skin from sustaining damage caused by friction, rubbing, abrasion and and pressure that could lead to skin breakdowns, tears and splits. DermaSavers can also help to heal existing skin tears, splits and lacerations without the restriction of bandages and dressings.

DermaSaver products are made from innovative breathable MicroSpring textile which is a very special fabric. It is soft and springy with thousands of microfilaments per square inch. It is breathable with ample ventilation reaching the skin due to free air flow within the microfilaments. MicroSpring textile offers superior moisture wicking properties that enable speedy transfer of moisture away from the skin. It is soft and stretchy and will not flatten or crumble. It is washable at 95°C (boiling wash) and can be tumble dried at high temperature.

DermaSaver Forearm Tubes are soft and loose with ample air flow reaching the skin allowing for greater healing ability whilst offering protection. Two cushion layers of MicroSpring Textile protect fragile skin from friction and pressure that can cause skin tears, bruising and abrasions. Available in a selection of sizes. Simply measure the circumference around the widest part of the forearm. For borderline measurements, choose the larger size to ensure comfort

Gelbodies Heel and Elbow Protectors

The Gelbodies protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. By improving circulation, the Gelbodies protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort helping them to relax. Should not be worn for longer than 12 hours at a time.Measure around the ankle above the maleoli (the two protuberances) Choose the larger size if measurement is between sizes Supplied in pairs.

SIZING. Measure around the ankle above the maleoli (the two protuberances). Small. 20cm – 25cm Medium. 25cm – 30cm Large. 30cm – 36cm. Choose the larger size if measurement is between sizes

Gel bodies Shin protectors

The Gelbodies protectors use a pressure relieving gel, similar to the gel found in some wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. By improving circulation, the GelBodies shin protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort helping them to relax. Should not be worn for longer than 12 hours at a time. Supplied in pairs. SIZING: Measure around the calf. Medium = 25cm-30cm Large = 33cm-41cm Choose the larger size if measurement is between sizes

Gel Bodies Knee Protectors

The Gelbodies knee protectors use a pressure relieving gel, to provide additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. By improving circulation, the Gelbodies protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort Should not be worn for longer than 12 hours at a time. Supplied in pairs SIZING: Measure circumference above the knee. Small: 23cm-28cm Medium: 28cm-33cm Large: 33cm-41cm Choose the larger size if measurement is between sizes

Gel Bodies-Pressure sore and skin protection

Gelbodies Pressure Sore & Skin Protectors

Gelbodies are available for shin, knee, heel and ankle protection

The Gelbodies protectors use a pressure relieving gel, which is found in high-end wheelchair cushions, to offer additional padding to points on the body where pressure sores tend to form. The addition of padding to these areas improves circulation to those points by evenly distributing the body weight in those areas. By improving circulation, the Gelbodies protectors not only help to prevent pressure sores from forming, but also provide the patient with added overall comfort helping them to relax. Should not be worn for longer than 12 hours at a time. Supplied in pairs. SIZING: Measure around the calf or upper arm Small: 20cm-25cm Medium: 25cm-30cm Large: 30cm-36cm Extra Large:36cm-41cm Choose the larger size if measurement is between sizes