Table Pads for Pressure Redistribution
Fri, 01/23/2009 - 7:56am
Foam Immersion Technology (FIT) table pads maximize skin-to-pad contact area to minimize interface pressures. The latex-free stretchable cover material moves relative to the patient's skin surface to reduce shear and features RF-welded seams for a completely fluid-proof barrier. This patent-pending technology includes two layers of foam; each layer contains a patented conical cutout in critical areas to help maximize conformity. After the patient's body weight settles into the pad and the air valve is closed, the pad maintains the exact profile of that patient's anatomy, redistributing pressure evenly and supportively over the entire body surface. The FIT pads effectively "immerse" the patient in the pad, mimicking the weightless buoyancy of floating, thus providing superior protection against pressure sores.