What are bedsores?
Bedsores are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long. They can potentially be serious and they are a complication of many conditions which affect mobility, for example Parkinson's disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Arthritis and Multi-system Atrophy. Bedsores are usually found on areas such as the heels, ankles, hips, buttocks, back and shoulders.
Pressure is caused by a person's weight, for example when they are sitting or lying down. Sitting or lying for long periods of time without moving causes pressure sores because blood can't circulate properly to keep tissue healthy. Bedsores are also caused by skin rubbing when someone tries to move or is moved and the sticking or dragging of the skin which can occur due to the resistance caused by mobility problems.
How can Parafricta® help?
Parafricta®'s products are made from an innovative and patented fabric which prevents bedsores and also promotes healing for existing bedsores. Our products are made from an innovative and patented fabric, the Pf Fragile Skin Protection System™, which:
- Minimises rubbing and friction and allows smoother movement
- Stops dressings from getting knocked off
- Prevents skin from dragging or sticking, which can cause damage
- Allows ease of movement and gives greater independence for those with mobility problems
- Is durable, breathable and washable
Our products include sheets, pillow cases, bootees and undergarments.
Is there any evidence that Parafricta® works?
Yes. Leading Tissue Viability Nurses (TVN) at multiple NHS sites in the UK have already evaluated our products. These include Hospitals as well as hospices, nursing homes, and individual customers. Great Ormond Street carried out assessments on children with fragile skin. The results have confirmed that the Parafricta® garments and bedclothes prevent bedsores.
We have received numerous testimonials from clients who have been helped byour innovative products.
Where can I buy Parafricta® products?
If you are in the UK or Ireland, and are in the NHS, a wholesaler or pharmacist, you can purchase our products directly from our UK & Ireland Distributor, H&R Healthcare. They can be contacted at Distributors. Distributors in other countries are listed under Distributors. If you are a member of the public you can order Parafricta products from our online shop - order via the internet or by phone.
Are Parafricta® products washable?
Yes, the fabric can be washed at the highest temperature possible in a washing machine - without being damaged or having their performance affected.