Devon™ Positioning Products

Positioning products

Devon™ Positioning Products

Pressure ulcers can prove difficult to treat and uncomfortable for the patient.
Devon™ positioning products take the pressure off patients and clinicians, offering a reliable and efficient economical solution.

Key benefits

  • Redistribute pressure
  • Reduces the risk of pressure ulcers whilst maintaining proper circulation
  • Provides protection and support for all recognised pressure points including heels
  • Can be used as part of a pressure ulcer prevention strategy
  • Non-toxic, latex free and DEHP* free
  • Fire retardant
  • Lightweight, non-slip and simple to position
  • Long lasting, disposable, single patient use products

*DEHP – di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate

Devon™ clinical studies

Author(s) Title Publication
Bateman, S.D. Pressure ulcer prevention in the seated patient: Adopting theatre practices to protect skin integrity Wounds UK, 2013, 9(3) View
Bateman, S.D. Preventing pressure ulceration in surgical patients Wounds UK, 2012, 8(4) View
Bateman, S.D. Utilising a foam positioning device for preventing pressure ulcers on the feet Wounds UK, 2014, 10(1) View
Fumarola, S. Protecting heels in emergency care: the sensible solution Wounds UK, 2014, poster View
Morris, V., Shelanski, M.D., C.M. and Steven Holley, R&D Engineer, Covidien. Operating room patient positioning pressure distribution of foam and gel devices Independent study View

Devon™ positioning products are indicated to:

  • Cushion, protect and redistribute pressure
  • To reduce the risk of pressure ulcers and nerve damage whilst maintaining proper circulation
  • To protect the foot and heel

Applying Devon™ positioning products*

Devon™ foot and heel protector

  1. Ensure skin is intact or dressed according to local wound care protocols
  2. Position for the most comfortable fit ensuring the seam is not below the resting area of the foot
  3. Fix in place using VELCRO® strap, ensure fit is comfortable without being restrictive
  4. Monitor skin integrity in line with local guidelines
  5. If deterioration in condition of the skin is noted follow local guidelines and review treatment plan

Devon™ utility pad

  1. Ensure skin is intact or dressed according to local wound care protocols
  2. Position the Devon™ utility pad underneath area of the body that requires pressure redistribution – convoluted side up
  3. Monitor skin integrity in line with local guidelines
  4. If deterioration in condition of the skin is noted follow local guidelines and review treatment plan

 

*See product insert leaflet for full instructions for use.

Where can Devon™ positioning products be used?
Devon™ positioning products can be used on any area of the body that requires pressure redistribution (e.g. elbows, knees and head). There are two products; Devon™ foot and heel protector and Devon™ utility pad – both designed to meet clinical needs.

Which side of the Devon™ utility pad do I put against the skin?
The convoluted side should be placed against the skin.

How long can Devon™ positioning products be used for?
The Devon™ positioning products are indicated for single patient use and can be used continuously until they are no longer needed. However, if they become damaged or soiled they should be replaced.

How much pressure can be redistributed?
Devon™ positioning products are proven to reduce pressure distribution by 48% at levels above 32mmHg[1].

Can you use on very oedematous limbs?
Yes, however if you are concerned that Devon™ foot and heel protector may be snug consider Devon™ utility pad.

Can Devon™ positioning products be used in conjunction with each other?
Yes, you can use the Devon™ foot and heel protector and Devon™ utility pad at the same time to protect the heel and lower calf.

Can Devon™ positioning products be used on multiple patients?
No, Devon™ positioning products are for single patient use only.

Can Devon™ positioning products be washed or cleaned?
No, Devon™ positioning products are not recommended for mechanical cleansing. Soiled or damaged products should be disposed of in accordance with your local clinical waste policy.

Can Devon™ positioning products be cut?
Yes, the Devon™ utility pad can be cut to suit clinical requirements.

Can a dressing still be worn with Devon™ positioning products?
Yes, it is important that appropriate wound care guidelines are adhered to as this forms part of a pressure ulcer prevention and treatment strategy.

What are Devon™ positioning products made out of?
Devon™ positioning products are molded from non-toxic, latex-free foam.

 

References
[1] Morris, V. Shelanski, M.D., C.M. and Steven Holley, R&D Engineer, Covidien. (2009) Operating room patient positioning pressure distribution of foam and gel devices.

Item Order quantity Order code PIP code NHS code
Devon™ foot and heel protector 1 pair 31143178 394-2018 FER12940
Devon™ utility pad Pack of 2 31143384 394-2026 FER12941

 

For those wishing to purchase smaller quantities, please visit www.batherton-express.co.uk.