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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare launch new approach to dynamic pressure care

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Leading manufacturer and distributor of durable medical products, Drive DeVilbiss, have introduced a new approach to dynamic pressure area care.

The Theia and Eros dynamic pressure area care family have been developed with flexibility and choice in mind, providing multiple system combinations to meet clinical needs.

Moving away from a traditional dedicated pump and dynamic mattress system, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare have developed mattress and cushion options that are compatible with both the Theia Digital and Eros Dial pumps.

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Graham Turner Vice President International Product Management and Marketing at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd, said: “We are delighted to launch this exciting range of dynamic systems; the Theia and Eros offer choice and flexibility whilst delivering cost benefits without compromising on clinical outcomes. The ability to ‘step up’ or ‘step down’ the surface to meet clinical needs was an important consideration when developing these products.”

With greater emphasis across industry guidance being placed on training and service standardisation, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare have designed a completely interchangeable system that reduces clinical training on multiple dedicated pumps and dynamic systems, whilst also reducing risks associated with medical devices in use due to standardised training and competency programmes. It is widely acknowledged that standardisation of equipment and the implementation of a standard competency-based training programme helps to minimise errors and increase patient safety.

Providing 2:1 alternating therapy, the initial product release includes a Mattress Overlay, an Air on Foam Mattress and an Air on Foam cushion that are all compatible with the Theia Digital and the Eros Dial pumps. Drive DeVilbiss  are planning future surfaces to add to this exciting range, including a Full Air Mattress, a Hybrid Mattress and a Hybrid Cushion.

Theia and Eros are also fully compliant with the requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment standards EN60601-1-11. The requirements of  N60601-1-11 address the uncontrolled electrical installations of the home environment, the lack of formal training of the lay operator, and their level of education. In short, the home healthcare environment requires that extra safety, communication and operational precautions are put in place, to prevent harm from occurring to patients, bystanders and property.

For further information on the Theia and Eros dynamic pressure area care family please see:  www.sidhil.com/theia_digital_pump and www.sidhil.com/eros_dial_pump

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