We are not big experts in bed sheets. So when we are told that Hill-Rom Services, Inc. gets a prize in the 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards for its 3D Envision® E700 Low-Airloss Therapy Surface, we believe that this mattress liner must be good for those who have decubitus ulcers and burns. The Envision E700 wound surface promises lower pressure, shear, and friction, as well as it supposedly provides greater patient mobility and microclimate management than those old and now useless surfaces, like 1500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
The Envision e700 surface sports these features:
PressureSmart® Sensing Technology
Senses the patient position in real time, allowing optimal pressure redistribution as the patient sleeps, turns, sits up, and gets in or out of bed.
Vertical Air Cell Technology
Multiple vertical air cells act independently, optimizing immersion and envelopment of the heel.
Multiple layers of 3-D fabric encased in a shear liner shift along with the patient, minimizing shear and friction during patient movement combined with a unique algorithm that automatically adjusts seat and back to reduce shear and friction when head of bed is raised.
A unique approach to delivering Low Air loss through multiple layers of breathable, 3-D fabric with crush resistant channels increasing air circulation and flow. Along with high moisture vapor permeable, stain resistant cover, in turn, improves the ability to manage heat and moisture directly below the patient.
Head of Bed Angle Display
Color coded graphic indicates Head of Bed angle above or below 30° so caregiver can raise or lower head to optimize pressure redistribution.
Bed Exit Alarm
Help reduce the risk of falls with bed exit alarm; choose one of two patient sensitivity levels – patient movement in & out of hospital beds. The alarm volume is adjustable, and the visual alarm can easily be seen from a distance.
Product page: Envision® E700 Low-Airloss Therapy Surface …
2009 MDEA Winners…
Press release: 32 Innovative Products Win Medical Design Excellence Awards…