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There's An App For That - July 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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loading devices elevate the heel off the OR table, distributing the weight of the leg along the calf without putting all the pressure on the Achilles tendon. Be sure to position the knee in slight flexion when offloading the heels. Apply a layered soft silicone foam dress- ing on the sacrum and heels to decrease friction and shear injury risks. (Protective dressings do not preclude the use of positioning devices.) • Lateral. The dependent ankle, leg, knee, hip, humerus and side of the face and ear are at risk. Pad under the down leg and support the back from just under the arm to the top of the thigh. Place a pad under the arm that's extended on the lateral armboard and make sure padding sits between the legs. • Prone. Protect patients' toes, patella, thighs, rib cage and ears. We're here to help. Call your Mölnlycke Health Care Representative or Regional Clinical Specialist. 1-800-843-8497 | www.molnlycke.us | 5550 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 The Mölnlycke and Mepilex trademarks, names and logo types are registered globally to one or more of the Mölnlycke Health Care Group of Companies. Distributed by Mölnlycke Health Care US, LLC, Norcross, Georgia 30092. © 2018 Mölnlycke Health Care AB. All rights reserved. 1-800-882-4582. MHC-2018-36492 1. Positioning the Patient; AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. 2015. TOGETHER WE CAN STOP PRESSURE ULCERS FROM STARTING IN THE O.R. The incidence of OR-related pressure ulcers may be as high as 66%. 1 Lessen the risk to your patients and facility by incorporating Mepilex ® Border dressings in the perioperative environment. Only Mölnlycke's Mepilex Border dressings have Deep Defense TM technology to provide proven protection against all 4 extrinsic factors that cause pressure ulcers – pressure, shear, friction and microclimate. Learn more at www.molnlycke.us/see-the-proof

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