Pressure is part of your job. Some pressures are good, while others are not - particularly pressure injuries. The manual handling often associated with the treatment of pressure injuries can lead to on the job injuries, particularly muscular stress.1 For patients, pressure injuries can be dangerous or even fatal.2
IsoTour is a gel support surface designed to help prevent all stages of pressure injuries by addressing key risk factors of skin breakdown: pressure redistribution, shear, and moisture.3 The surface is composed primarily of gel structures that help redistribute pressure by buckling and absorbing the patient’s weight.3-4 The result: a pressure distributing, comfortable mattress. 3-5
Our exclusive gel is placed in three distinct zones to help with pressure redistribution on bony prominences, as well as to enhance comfort.4-5
IsoTour’s exclusive turn assist, TruTurn™, helps to offload by reducing pressure on the sacrum.*6
Turn angle can be adjusted for patient tolerance and comfort up to 30 degrees.
The surface can operate with or without a pump, but when the pump is attached, the surface converts to low air loss automatically, and allows you to use TruTurn easily.**5
*TruTurn should be used in conjunction with clinical judgement and does not eliminate the need for visual inspection of the skin.
**When compared with the standard of care, pillow.
1. Safe Work Australia (2018). Priority industry snapshot: Health care and social assistance. [online] Safe Work Australia. Available at: https://safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1807/health-care-social-assistance-priority-industry-snapshot-2018.pdf.
2. Nguyen, K., Chaboyer, W. and Whitty, J. (2015). Pressure injury in Australian public hospitals: a cost-of-illness study. Australian Health Review, 39(3).
3. Tomova-Simitchieva T, Lichterfeld-Kottner A, Blume-Peytavi U, Kottner J. Comparing the effects of 3 different pressure ulcer prevention support surfaces on the structure and function of heel and sacral skin: an exploratory cross over trial. Int Wound J. 2018;15(3):429-437. doi:10.1111/iwj.12883
4. Call, E., Capunary, C. (2019). Standardizing testing to evaluate the microclimate, immersion and envelop-ment capabilities of a support surface
5. Stryker data on file available on request. DI-165
6. Stryker data on file available on request. TR-K-V-0130