Trulife has always been at the forefront of medical device innovation particularly in the field of pressure injury prevention.
Trulife’s use of medical grade silicone originates to 1987 when they began making Breast Prostheses products to make life a little easier for women following breast cancer. Silicone is a well-recognized material in the medical industry, as it is compatible with skin, durable, and excellent at relieving and re-distributing pressure.
In 1995 Trulife began manufacturing pressure relieving products for the operating theatre, helping prevent patients from developing pressure sores and nerve injury during surgery.
Extensive research by the Trulife team in recent years highlighted the fact that the circumstances in which patients develop pressure injuries can vary greatly. Studies estimate that surgical patients account for 20-30% of all pressure injuries. Selecting the correct products and following advised positioning techniques greatly reduces the risk of pressure and nerve injury.
It is estimated that a high percentage of Pressure sores are preventable. Careful management and vigilance can help prevent the onset of most pressure sores. The cost of preventing pressure sores far out weights the cost of treating and litigation.
Pressure sore formation is even higher for wheelchair users with 60% of wheelchair users reporting a sore during their lifetime. This is down to the fact that 75% of body weight is taken over 8% of the seated area. Patients in long-term/elderly care are particularly vulnerable to pressure injuries, these patients can be found both in the hospital setting and the homecare setting. However, knowledge and education have improved immensely along with the technologies available. This influences the design of our products.
For years now Trulife has used gel to develop wheelchair cushions to improve everyday life for wheelchair users. While this helps prevent pressure sores in the seated areas of the body, it doesn’t protect some extremities. This got our R&D team thinking, what products will be easy to administer to patients extremities to protect from pressure sore formation? The answer – pressurecare products you can wear.
TRUCARE – PRESSURECARE YOU CAN WEAR
The TruCare range is ideal for the treatment of low mobility patients in these settings who may come into contact with hard surfaces that could cause pressure injuries such as the armrest of a wheelchair or chair.
The range is designed to allow multi-function use both on the body and on materials that come in contact with pressure points, enhancing the care of patients at risk of suffering from pressure sores and ensuring optimum comfort.
Trulife has developed a range of products that are designed to protect the skin from pressure. The combination of silicone gel and adhesive provide the patient with excellent levels of protection and comfort.
The Range now available from our hookedonhealthcare online store:
Elbow: Can be applied directly to the patient’s elbow and reapplied numerous times without losing tackiness. It may be useful for wheelchair users who may find the armrests uncomfortable.
Wrist: Can be applied directly onto the patient’s wrist protecting the ulna and radius. It may also be useful for wheelchair users who may find the armrests uncomfortable.
Heel: Can be applied directly onto the heel and reapplied numerous times without losing tackiness, specially designed to redistribute the pressure on the calcaneus and the bottom of the Tibia and Fibula.
Positioning Pad: Especially useful for persons in a wheelchair who may have muscle atrophy and an inclination to leaning on one side of the wheelchair. It can be applied directly to the patient’s body and reapplied numerous times. Can either be applied to the patient or a hard surface that the patient may come in contact with.
For more information on the TruCare Range, please contact our customer service department on 1300 664 642 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you already like what you see and would like to place an order, click here.