By Industry News
McDonough, GA – September 9, 2021 – Encompass Group, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of professional healthcare apparel, patient warming solutions, therapeutic support surfaces, and healthcare textiles, announced that it has received Issuance of Patent for Airisana® as recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
"The issuance of a patent for Airisana is important to Encompass Group. It affirms the years of effort we've devoted to this game-changing product, and we have several other additional patents currently pending for Airisana. Encompass understands everyday care and this system provides opportunities to support a reduction in pressure injury risks, drives reductions in patient repositioning injuries among staff, and improves clinical efficiencies," said Michelle Daniels, Encompass Group VP, Product Strategy, Development and Administration. "We're delighted by how well Airisana has been received by the nursing community."
Each Airisana system comes with an intuitive soft-touch user control panel that's quiet enough to ensure a comfortable healing environment and keeps control in the care provider's hands.
The repeating pressure therapy patterns employed by traditional therapeutic support surfaces increase the probability that a patient’s body can adjust to the process, which can impede healing. Airisana reduces this risk with randomized pressure therapy modes that promote sustained pressure reduction and combine the benefits of multiple pressure therapies into a constantly changing surface a patient’s body doesn't get used to. Airisana conforms evenly to irregularities such as body contours. This puts the greatest amount of contact between skin and surface and ensures decreased pressure without interfering with patient mobility. With turn-assist reducing friction and shear risk, and reducing caregiver injury, nurses and clinicians can now easily reposition patients as needed.
Michelle Daniels concludes, "While many Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) have decreased, pressure injuries remain a stubborn exception. Contributing factors such as increased acuities, decompensation, increased use of medical devices, and patient adaptation all play a role. Airisana puts an important new tool in the caregiving toolbox. Combined with the benefits of its revolutionary design and easy implementation, it helps nurses, clinicians and their institutions battle pressure injuries. Plus, Airisana meets the Encompass mission for patient safety and comfort. We look forward to announcing additional patents soon."
More information is available at www.encompassgroup.com/airisana-reducing-pressure-injuries
About Encompass Group
Encompass Group is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, therapeutic support surfaces and disposable and single-use medical products.
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