Dabir Alternating Pressure Surface Critical Patient Care System
Patients entering critical and long-term care following a long surgical procedure or sedated patients on mechanical ventilation, particularly those with comorbidities are at risk for developing pressure injuries. Pressure injuries (decubitus ulcers) may also result from cumulative exposure to sustained high pressure that some patients can experience before entering the critical care environment. CMS estimates treatment costs for a late-stage pressure injury are $43,180.1
In a recent peer-reviewed study, hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) in the ICU decreased 14% in complex cardiovascular patients in the surgical intensive care unit.1 Similarly, in a recent poster presentation, the Dabir Patient Care System showed sustained outcomes of a 47% reduction in ICU posterior surface HAPIs over a 12-month period. 2 These patients benefit from reduced tissue deformation, pressure offloading capabilities for improved tissue perfusion, and reduced skin shear. Dabir Patient Care Systems are light-weight, portable, easy and will support patients up to 600 pounds.
The new Dabir Patient Care System, alternating pressure surface, is an innovative solution for the critical care clinician to aid in the prevention of pressure injuries (decubitus ulcers). This system has the same alternating pressure technology as the Dabir Surgical System and provides tissue offloading capabilities to support healthy tissue perfusion. What’s more, the Dabir Patient Care System has several safety features and gives the bed-side clinician more information that is useful in the care of the critically ill patient.
Dabir Patient Care System Highlights
- PAUSE allows patient treatment without influence from the surface
- LOCK prevents unintended key presses
- Brightness sensor automatically dims display for night-time operation
- Hours remaining on surface life shown as a gauge on display
1 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Federal Register. 2008 Aug 19; 73(161): 48433-9084.