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Section Editor(s): Hess, Cathy Thomas BSN, RN, CWOCN

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Advances in Skin & Wound Care: March-April 2001 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 56
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Darco International, Inc

Wound Care Shoe System. This custom off-loading shoe system is designed for the treatment of open and closed foot ulcerations. The shoe incorporates a system of multidensity insoles that may be cut or altered to off-load weight and pressure from the ulcer. The insoles are contained within the semirigid rocker sole and are surrounded by a circumferential counter to prevent them from slipping. The rocker sole assists in ambulation while reducing friction and pressure from vulnerable areas of the foot.

Information: 1-800-999-8866; http://www.darcointernational.com; circle reader service no 203.

Beiersdorf USA

FIGURE 1Curad Scar Therapy Cosmetic Pads. A comfortable option for scar management, the pads are clinically proven to reduce the visibility of old or new raised and/or colored scars. Because the pad allows moisture to evaporate, maceration and rashes are avoided. The pads are self-adhesive, disposable, and relatively inexpensive. They are suitable for sensitive skin and for use on children. Available in boxes of 21 pads that can be cut for smaller scars or applied side-by-side for larger areas.

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Information: 203-563-5800; http://www.curadusa.com; circle reader service no 204.

Nicolet Vascular

FIGURE 2Ankle/Brachial Index kit. Designed to make screening for peripheral arterial disease quick and easy, this kit contains a printed reference guide and short training presentation on compact disk that demonstrates how to perform an ankle/brachial index and evaluate and document the results. Included in the kit are a Nicolet Elite 100 Doppler system, sphygmomanometer, and a selection of vascular probes and cuffs. The kit also contains a questionnaire for taking a patient's vascular history; the questionnaire can be included in the patient's medical record.

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Information: 1-800-525-2519 or 303-431-9400; E-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.nicoletvascular.com; circle reader service no 205.

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc

FIGURE 3Geo-Mattress Atlas. This mattress for the bariatric patient provides caregivers with pressure management for patients weighing up to 600 pounds. The top surface of the mattress is composed of more than 800 individual support cells to protect the patient's skin from friction and shearing. Beneath the top layer are 3 high-resiliency layers that provide progressively firmer levels of support to accommodate a range of weights. The mattress includes Span-America's Heel Slope and a fluid-proof, antimicrobial fabric cover. Available in 7 sizes to fit all standard mattress frames and bariatric bed frames, Geo-Mattress Atlas is covered by a 3-year, nonprorated warranty.

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Information: 1-800-888-6752; Web site: http://www.spanamerica.com; circle reader service no 206.

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