Alternating Pressure Surfaces for Operating Rooms

Dabir Surgical Systems are well suited for patients undergoing surgical procedures exceeding 2 hours to prevent pressure injury (decubitus ulcers). These patients are immobilized during surgery on operating tables and may experience impeded blood flow that can lead to tissue damage and cell necrosis. Pressure injuries (decubitus ulcers) can present themselves 48-72 hours after surgery and can prolong treatment options for a patient’s primary complications.1

Perioperative teams now have an effective solution for protecting patients at risk for developing pressure injuries. The Dabir Alternating Pressure Surgical System has been shown  to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries from 6% to 0% in neurosurgery patients. 2 CMS estimates treatment costs for a late-stage pressure injury are $43,180.3

Dabir Surgical Systems Highlights

  • Low-profile surface that provides tissue offloading and is 1-inch thick when fully inflated
  • Dynamically alternating pressure surface that reduced skin-shear effects due to immersion and alternating inflation
  • Semi-disposable / multi-patient-use surface that can be cleaned with commonly available hospital cleaning agents
  • X-ray translucent surface
  • Available in various sizes and shapes for a wide range of surgical procedures
  • Well accepted by the perioperative team

1 Black J, Fawcett D, Scott S. Ten top tips: preventing pressure ulcers in the surgical patient. Wounds International 2014, Vol 5 Issue 4.

2 Alternating Pressure Overlay for Prevention of Intraoperative Pressure Injury Jain Joseph, Dylan McLaughlin, Vigen Darian, Lillian Hayes, Aamir Siddiqui. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. 2019;46(1):13-17.

3 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Federal Register. 2008 Aug 19; 73(161): 48433-9084.