The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot provides excellent comfort and pressure reduction for individuals with a ’high risk’ of developing pressure ulcers to the vulnerable heel area. For individuals with pressure damage, the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be an effective solution for wound healing.
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot provides excellent comfort and pressure reduction for individuals with a ’high risk’ of developing pressure ulcers to the vulnerable heel area.
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot is light and comfortable enough to be worn by the individual in any position. When used in a supine and optimum seated position, it completely off-loads pressure from the heel. The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot can be used as a preventative measure. If the individual has an existing heel pressure ulcer it is an effective healing aid.The pre-inflated air capsules inside the boot create optimum comfort and stable positioning to support the foot and ensure effective pressure redistribution to the heel area.
The Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed by Vicair® who are known for their uniquely designed specialist cushions that offer superior pressure redistribution and optimal positioning.Using this specialist knowledge the Maxxcare Pro Heel Boot has been developed from a durable specialist low friction material on the exterior with a soft and smooth interior. Four removable air tubes form a comfortable cushioning effect around the foot for complete heel protection.
The reduction of pressure and shear at the heel is an important point of interest in clinical practice. The posterior prominence of the heel sustains intense pressure, even when a pressure redistribution surface is used (EPUAP 2014). The reduction of pressure ulcers to the vulnerable heel area is a challenge for most clinicians. Attributing factors for increased risk are positioning difficulties and lack of subcutaneous fat in this area.
Width: XL recommended for individuals with instep contour more than 430 mm
Total product weight: 0,1 Kg
Max. cleaning temperature: 60º (machine washable)
1/ Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This product will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgement and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers. A range of assessment scales can be used as a formal method of assessing risk from pressure ulcer development, and should be used in conjunction with an informal assessment (informed nursing judgement). Informal assessment is considered to be of greater importance and clinical value (The risk category in this instance is based on the Waterlow Scale ). 2/ Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance: Oct 2014