Our EaszTurn Bedsore Free device is an innovative medical device that prevents the development of pressure ulcers, bedsores, and decubitus ulcers in nonambulatory patients. It eliminates the manual labor of turning the patients, reducing physical strain on nurses and caregivers. Our EaszTurn mattress reduces the extent and duration of pressure on the skin while increasing comfort for patients. It is an inflatable device that changes the pressure points periodically, relieving the constant pressure on a specific area. EaszTurn helps the patients change their positions from their back to their sides, dispersing pressure from vulnerable parts of the body, such as the tailbone, sacrum, and heels of the feet, reducing risk for sacral bedsores, decubitus ulcer, and pressure ulcers on the foot.
Bedsores, also called pressure injuries, pressure sores, pressure ulcers, and decubitus ulcers are localized damage to the skin and underlying areas of tissue. This develops due to prolonged pressure on the skin, usually in nonambulatory patients. Bony areas of the body are more prone to the development of pressure ulcers. These areas become ischemic (blood supply restriction) under constant pressure. These ulcers are more common in patients who spend a long time staying in one position, such as lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair. Certain areas of the body are more prone than others. Most common bedsores include sacral decubitus ulcer, sacral pressure ulcer, pressure sore on buttocks, coccyx pressure ulcer, sacral decubitus, and foot pressure sore.
Bedsores develop as a result of long-enduring pressure on parts of the skin. When constant pressure is applied during immobilization of a patient, tissue is compressed against the bony prominence. High pressure leads to the blockage of the blood supply to the underlying tissues. Due to the restriction of blood supply to the cells, cellular functions are interrupted. This leads to the accumulation of cellular waste products, resulting in a change in capillary permeability. As a result of these changes, edema develops, and cellular necrosis and inflammatory reaction increase, leading to bedsores, or pressure ulcers.