Dabir is A Leader in Alternating Air Pressure (AP) Support Surfaces In the Prevention of HAPIs
The Dabir alternating air pressure (AP) support surfaces are comprised of rows of geometric air-filled nodes that alternate by inflating and deflating to provide tissue offloading. These innovative solutions have been clinically demonstrated to mitigate the effects of deep tissue deformation and skin shear to prevent pressure injuries.
A burden to the Healthcare System
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) classified HAPIs as a medical “never event” in 2008, and healthcare providers are no longer reimbursed with the secondary diagnosis of pressure injuries. Dabir systems have been successfully used in tens of thousands of surgical procedures across the country, in many cases resulting in a dramatic decrease in pressure injuries (decubitus ulcers) after implementation (11% to 0% and 6% to 0%) 1,4.
SOLUTIONS FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION THROUGHOUT THE CONTINUUM OF PATIENT CARE
Dabir Surgical System
Recommended for use in the Peri-operative care setting
Dabir Patient Care Plus® System
Recommended for use outside of the Peri-operative care setting
SEAMLESS INTEGRATION INTO CLINICAL WORKFLOWS
Clinically demonstrated to reduce tissue deformation2, enhance tissue perfusion3, and significantly reduce PI incidence4.
EASY TO USE
Setup in two minutes. Connect the hose assembly to the controller. Turn the Device ON or touch START.
EASY TO CLEAN
The low-profile surface is multi-patient use and can be easily cleaned using Dabir approved, hospital grade cleaners.
Pressure Injury Prevention for Complex Cardiovascular Patients in the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit
In this Quality Improvement Project, the authors examined the effect of an alternating pressure overlay (surface) on hospital-acquired pressure injury in high-risk cardiovascular surgical patients.
A RCT to Compare the IPs of Alternating Pressure Overlay with Gel Pad vs Gel Pad Alone During Prolonged Surgery
This Neo, et. al., peer reviewed article appeared in the Journal of Tissue Viability in 2021.
Sacral Blood Flow Response to Alternating Pressure Operating Room Overlay
This Karg, et. al., peer reviewed article appeared in the Journal of Tissue Viability in 2019.
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- Joseph et al. Alternating Pressure Overlay for Prevention of Intraoperative Pressure Injury. J Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurs. 2019;46(1);13-17.
- Ranganthan V, Reger S PhD. MRI evaluation of changes in deep tissue thickness for a novel alternating pressure overlay (APO). SWAC, Las Vegas. 2014. Poster: 1R-024.
- Karg et al. Sacral blood flow response to alternating pressure operating room overlay. J of Tissue Viability. 2019;28(2):75-80.
- Pittman et al. Pressure injury prevention for complex cardiovascular patients in the operating room and intensive care unit. J Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurs. 2021;48(6):510-5.