DermaTherapy® FAQs

Switching from all disposable products to a mix of reusable and disposable can save your organization money, reduce waste, and lower your environmental footprint. Studies have shown that compared to disposables, reusables are more comfortable, easier to use, and safer.

General FAQs

What is DermaTherapy®

DermaTherapy® is the first and only silk-like therapeutic linen system with FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class I medical device to reduce the risk of patients developing pressure injuries.

How does DermaTherapy® help reduce the risk of patients developing pressure injuries?

DermaTherapy® keeps the patient’s skin cooler, decreases metabolic demand, and reduces bioburden—a potential source of infection.

What makes DermaTherapy® different from other traditional textiles?

DermaTherapy® is woven with continuous filament yarns that are free of short, protruding fibers or pills that can create friction and cause irritation. The result is a silk-like sleep surface that is non-irritating and less traumatic to the patient’s skin.

Are specialty linens worth it?

Switching from all disposable products to a mix of reusable and disposable can save your organization money, reduce waste, and lower your environmental footprint. Studies have shown that compared to disposables, reusables are more comfortable, easier to use, and safer. A 2017 study in American Journal of Critical Care reported that silk-like linens last three times as long as cotton blend sheets.

How does it work?

Check out this DermaTherapy® instructional video for product guide and training DermaTherapy® in action.

 

DermaTherapy Training Video Preview with nurse making a bed

Learn how clinicians use DermaTherapy® Therapeutic Linens

Cost-Saving FAQs

Reduce Rising Healthcare Costs Through Innovation

Why would I consider switching from disposable underpads?

Healthcare facilities are the second highest contributor of environmental waste in the United States, producing more than 6,600 tons of waste each day, which adds up to over four billion pounds of waste annually.

See DermaTherapy® Research and Studies for study details.

Are there clinical cost savings in reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs)?

Trials using DermaTherapy® products have resulted in an average of 66% reduction in HAPIs. Download infographic to learn more

Can I expect cost savings by switching from disposable underpads to reusable underpads?

DermaTherapy® customer data reports indicate that switching from disposable underpads to reusable underpads have shown a cost reduction of 72% in cost. Additionally, DermaTherapy® customers have also reported a 65% reduction in waste, when switching from disposable underpads to reusable underpads.

What does the American Journal of Critical Care advise about switching to silk-like fabric?

A clinical trial research study evaluating DermaTherapy® technology published by the American Journal of Critical Care, authors of the study concluded: “The use of specialty linens in addition to standard techniques for preventing pressure injuries can help prevent pressure injuries from developing in high-risk patients in intensive care units.”

This same study also indicated a cost savings of $3.9 million USD associated with using silk-like fabric.

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