Prevalence data shows that pressure ulcers are acquired intra-operatively in an alarming 13 percent to 17 percent of the surgical population. Vascular and cardiac procedures are especially risky with prevalence rates well beyond 20 percent.

The factors that contribute to the development of a pressure ulcer during surgery include:

  • Very sick patients with multiple co-morbidities.
  • Anesthetics that lowers a patients blood pressure and essentially shuts down perfusion/
  • A paralyzed patient on a non-compliant surface that does not redistribute pressure very well.

The Dolphin Pad™ from Biologics, Inc. uses a micro-processor and sophisticated dynamic pressure waveform analysis software that is able to engage patients three dimensionally and volumetrically providing proper symmetry and protection during long surgical procedures.

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