A Labor-Saving Solution for Nurses
Wound care on limbs, hands and feet by nurses or other caregivers often requires assistance from a colleague. This nurse-designed support provides a single-caregiver solution for stabilizing a patient’s limb for wound care.
The lightweight design is organized as three Velcro-attached parts to
quickly vary the elevation of a limb, supporting it on a bed, at the bedside,
or aside a chair. The Rogers Limb Support is made out of a Urethane
foam, favored by hospitals for its structural and water resistant properties.
It is further protected with a vinyl coating for ease of cleaning, and added
water resistance. At the patient contact site, a specially molded cradle
supports the limb, enabling wound access while providing a comfortable
setting for the patient while care is provided. Together these features
provide a simple, versatile solution to nurses and other caregivers providing
wound care in various healthcare settings.
Three modules of the device can be separated by Velcro detachment. (A.) Single top module cradles arm of patient in bed. (B.) Single top module cradles leg of patient in bed. (C.) Additional module further elevates limb to one of two different levels using middle or bottom module of different heights. (D.) Full-height device using all three modules elevates a limb from the floor, from the bedside or a chair.
Sterilization Between Uses
The vinyl covering is readily cleaned and
sterilized by alcohol-based or non-alcohol
based wipes used widely in hospital, senior
care, and home care settings.
*U.S. Patent Pending