A sacral dressing, also known as a sacrum dressing, is designed to protect against pressure and friction in the tailbone area. It is a foam dressing with an adhesive border that helps keep the skin and tissue in healthy condition. The unique heart-like shape contours to the body, making it ideal for protecting bed sores and preventing new ones from forming. It not only absorbs wound exudate, but it also cushions it for proper healing. These dressings feature a special type of adhesive that allow them to be repositioned without losing adhesion. This adhesive also minimizes pain and skin damage.
Pressure sores can be prevented by using a Roho cushion. It uses a series of interconnected air cells that evenly distribute the user's weight across the cushion. The cells move independently to support the shape of your body while protecting delicate skin and tissue. You can shift and turn and the Roho will always perfectly conform to your movement. This air cushion is available in many sizes to fit beds, wheelchairs, and toilets.
Medical mattress pads are beneficial for people currently treating pressure sores or looking to prevent them. Normal mattresses don't provide the right support for people who are at risk of skin breakdown. Adding a Roho mattress or an alternating pressure pad promotes healing. An alternating pressure mattress comes with a pump that slowly inflates and deflates the mattress while the patient is laying on it, which increases blood flow and helps bed sores heal.