Invented by Surgeons to Reduce Risks of Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
Reza Dabir, M.D., F.A.C.S., FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Eng.), a Cardiovascular Surgeon dedicated to saving lives and improving patient outcomes, has long been aware of the seemingly inevitable complication of tissue breakdown in the elderly and immobilized patient population. The Dabir Surface Overlay represents a revolutionary and comprehensive approach to what Medicaid & Medicare now deem a “Medical Never Event” – Hospital and Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers.
How it all began
The inspiration for the Dabir Overlay was derived from the ancient bed-of-nails concept where a person is safely supported by distributing their body weight across many small points of contact, Dr. Dabir recognized that in doing so, the key circulatory components of arterial, venous and lymphatic blood flow within the skin could be maintained. The hypothesis was that a surface overlay comprised of soft “Comfort Nodes” instead of nails could also achieve the same tissue preserving effects, and potentially aid in the prevention of facility-acquired pressure ulcers.
Dabir Surfaces®, Inc. was formed in 2012 with the sole purpose of introducing a breakthrough in surface support technology for the health care industry.