Heelift® Glide is indicated for patients who are at high risk for heel pressure ulcers or who have experienced pressure ulcers in the past.
Heelift Glide can play an integral role in offloading the heel to help prevent heel pressure ulcers. Unlike pillows, which can actually aggravate heel cord contracture, Heelift Glide assists in keeping the patient's foot in the correct position for heel pressure ulcer prevention. Compared to pillows and other heel offloading devices, Heelift Glide can also save a lot of nursing time. When using pillows, the caregiver has to determine:
- Whether the pillow is thick enough to actually prevent the heel from making contact with the bed
- Whether there are enough pillows to fully elevate the heel
- Whether the pillow is properly relieving pressure on the heel while also helping to avoid foot drop
- Whether the patient is remaining in the ideal position for heel pressure ulcer prevention
Because Heelift Glide glides across the sheets, the patient's foot will stay in place even better than it would in other professional offloading devices. This not only provides more effective care for the patient, but it also means fewer adjustments and less time spent reapplying the boot.