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What Are Bed Sores and How are they Treated at Home?

What Are Bed Sores and How are they Treated at Home?

Caring for bed sores can be demanding but maintaining a good care regimen is key to preventing more serious conditions from developing.

What is a Pressure Ulcer?

What is a Pressure Ulcer?

Pressure ulcers – also referred to as bedsores or pressure sores – are wounds that develop due to tissue damage caused by friction, shear, and pressure on vulnerable areas of the body. 

Bed Sore Care: Low-Friction Garments

Bed Sore Care: Low-Friction Garments

Treating bed sores can feel like a constant responsibility. Depending on the extent of the sore and the patient’s individual risk factors – including age and any underlying medical conditions – daily care routines can be extensive. 

Easing Bed Sores with Low-Friction Fabric

Easing Bed Sores with Low-Friction Fabric

Easing bed sores can be extremely difficult for people with restricted mobility.  Parafricta low-friction technology can help, by eliminating shear through careful reduction of friction.

How to Treat Pressure Ulcers?

How to Treat Pressure Ulcers?

From relieving pressure to reducing shear with low-friction fabrics, this blog post explores how to treat pressure ulcers in more detail.

Introducing Parafricta Low-Friction Fabric

Introducing Parafricta Low-Friction Fabric

Parafricta low-friction fabric is designed to prevent pressure- and friction-related injuries from forming and to help with the healing process. 



Latest research on effectiveness of Parafricta® Bootees

Latest research on effectiveness of Parafricta® Bootees

Latest research on effectiveness of Parafricta® Bootees by Alison Schofield published as a poster during Wounds UK 2018 Conference


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Stop the Pressure Day on November 15th

Stop the Pressure Day on November 15th

Parafricta will be participating in a number of events this week to mark global Stop the Pressure Day on November 15th


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 PRESS RELEASE (February 14 at 16:00)

PRESS RELEASE (February 14 at 16:00)

APA Parafricta Ltd is very pleased to announce that it is now officially a preferred supplier to Barchester Healthcare.

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Why is the heel particularly vulnerable to pressure ulcers?

Why is the heel particularly vulnerable to pressure ulcers?

British Journal of Nursing | Vol 26 | No Sup20 | November 2017 | pp S62–S74

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WCICT2017 Parafricta Symposium Webcasts now available

WCICT2017 Parafricta Symposium Webcasts now available

Video segment 1 : The Biomechanical Influence of Static Friction and Shearing on Heel Tissue Damage 

Professor Amit Gefen, (Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University)
APA Parafricta Ltd is proud to sponsor Wound Care Alliance UK

APA Parafricta Ltd is proud to sponsor Wound Care Alliance UK

WCAUK is an advocacy group that delivers well-informed high quality care by clinicians and that is well versed in the principles of best practices in all aspects of Tissue Viability

Effective Prevention of Heel Ulcers by Reducing Friction and Shear: Theory to Practice

Effective Prevention of Heel Ulcers by Reducing Friction and Shear: Theory to Practice

WCICT2017 Symposium Supported by Parafricta
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:15-12:15 - Manchester

Debbie Gleeson wins prestigious BJN Award as “Pressure Care Nurse of the Year”

Debbie Gleeson wins prestigious BJN Award as “Pressure Care Nurse of the Year”

In a ceremony in London (UK) on March 10th, the 2017 BJN award went to Debbie Gleeson as “Pressure Care Nurse of the Year” for her pioneering work on Heel Pressure Ulcer Prevention at Whiston hospital by integrating Ultra-Low-Friction Bootees into Standard of care.

BJN Awards

BJN Awards

Debbie Gleeson, lead Tissue Viability Nurse at Whiston hospital has been nominated as a finalist in for "Cost-Effective Wound Management" JWC Award. The ceremony will take place on March 3th 2017 in London. http://www.bjnawards.co.uk/shortlist-2017

JWC Award

JWC Award

Debbie Gleeson, lead Tissue Viability Nurse at Whiston hospital has been nominated as a finalist in for "Cost-Effective Wound Management" JWC Award. The ceremony will take place on March 3th 2017 in London. http://www.jwcawards.com/shortlist-2017

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports

Rubbed the wrong way Lack of movement, friction or forgotten medical devices can cause pressure ulcers in immobile patients of all ages, with potentially catastrophic results: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports...

Giving ulcers the bootee

SOCKS made of a fabric that’s as slippery as ice could help the NHS reduce its £1.4 billion bill for treating bedsores.

Parafricta bootees, right, guard against heel ulcers – often caused by constant rubbing of skin against bedsheets.

Nurse’s bootee brainwave saves the NHS £200,000

Nurse’s bootee brainwave saves the NHS £200,000

A nurse from Walton has saved the NHS £200,000 after she made special bootees that reduce pressure ulcers.

Parafricta to supply all customers directly from 1st October 2016

Parafricta to supply all customers directly from 1st October 2016

Bedford – 25th August 2016 – Frontier Therapeutics Ltd and APA Parafricta Ltd today announced that their exclusive agreement for the distribution of Parafricta® low-friction garments in the UK is to end on September 30th 2016.

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