Pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers is preventable — Oxy-Mat is the non-powered therapeutic surface that presents the solution to this ongoing and growing challenge.
Pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers is most likely to occur in the areas of sacrum, scapula, trochanter, ischium, head and heels. Oxy-Mat surfaces are carefully designed and engineered to compare real-time interface pressure and deep tissue oxygen saturation levels in these high risk anatomical areas. Costly mattresses, based on alternating pressure and low air loss designs, currently dominate the healthcare industry.
Deep Immersion Engineering is at the forefront of medical technology.
Based on Oxygen Pressure technology, Deep Immersion redistributes weight to reproduce the highest natural oxygen saturation levels. Pressure alone is not a clear picture; for the last 50 years emphasis has been placed on pressure mapping and relative comfort. Deep Immersion floats the body in a three dimensional format to maintain the natural symmetry of muscle tissue over bony prominences.
Oxy-Mat provides a controlled anatomical immersion, which envelops at-risk bony prominences while reducing vertical/horizontal shear that can result in pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers. This environment allows for optimized subcutaneous oxygen values, supporting healthy tissue in a healing environment.
It was soon realized that measuring pressure alone was not a meaningful predictor of tissue ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, a cause of pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers. In fact, tissue-oxygen values are the only reliable tissue ischemia leading to reperfusion injury and development of pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel have identified Deep Immersion/Envelopment is the optimal method of weight redistribution to avoid and treat any stage pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers.
Oxy-Mat therapeutic support surfaces allow the body to maintain maximum subcutaneous oxygen values, which will increase healthy tissue viability and promote healing.
Through research and development that led to our patent pending system of Oxygen Saturation Technology (OST) and Deep Immersion Engineering has enabled our engineers to develop a new standard in the industry of caring for pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers. Oxygen Saturation Technology combines the non-invasive measurement of interface pressure and subcutaneous deep tissue oxygenation at anatomical locations of the body at greatest risk for formation of pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers.
OST Technology was developed initially to assess existing therapeutic support surfaces currently in the healthcare industry. OST Technology was then utilized to develop offloading surfaces that produced the greatest natural levels of blood profusion as measured by oxygen saturation tensions.
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For over 50 years, patient/mattress interface pressure mapping and subjective comfort were the only criteria used for selecting mattresses. Our research clearly shows that mattress/patient interface pressure alone is not a reliable indicator – relative blood/oxygen perfusion levels in deep muscle tissue are vital to healthy tissue viability.
Hospitals and care facilities have been challenged to improve prevention of pressure injury leading to pressure ulcers ever since the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted its non payment policy in 2008. While prevention efforts encompass a wide variety of interventions, therapeutic support surfaces are an important part of an overall plan.