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WOUND CARE
Figure 11.
Bar chart showing change in heel
LEP:TP ratio over 28-day period in
patient BN.
Figure 12.
(From left to right) a. Normal uninjured skin (right heel); b. injured skin (right heel), day 0; c. injured skin (right heel) treated with
KerraPro Heel, day 28.
Figure 13.
(From left to right) a. Normal uninjured skin (left heel); b. injured skin (left heel) day 0; c. injured skin (left heel) treated with KerraPro
Heel, day 28.
ulcer development, and also
confirmed clinical assessment
based on erythema intensity,
nature (blanching/non-blanching)
palpable oedema and sensitivity/
pain, as well as the subjects’
position and heel condition
(e.g. atrophy of heel pad, skin
presentation, vascular or venous
signs).
Furthermore, using one pad
per patient for the duration of
the study demonstrated cost-
effectiveness, compared with the
usual interventions, where more
frequent replacements are needed.
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
Normal
Kerrapro
Kerrapro
Time 0
4 weeks
In this evaluation, it was found that
the other pads used tended to last
between five and 14 days before
starting to split, thus reducing
their effectiveness and potentially
causing high pressure areas.
Similar outcomes in the remaining
10 patients will strengthen the
significance of these findings.
However, the findings from this
interim report show that KerraPro
is a cost and clinically-effective
pressure-reducing product that
can be used in a care home setting
to reduce the development of
preventable pressure ulceration.
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