Comfort + Confidence
in Pressure Offloading

Unique Heel Access And Visualization

HeelP.O.D. open design enables visual assurance of effective offloading, allowing continuous use during wound debridement and dressing changes.

Reduced Workload

Research shows that HeelP.O.D. takes 87.5% less time to apply and 57.5% less time to remove, allowing staff to optimize time spent.1

Confident Offloading
“Floating the Foot”

With the HeelP.O.D. design, the foot truly “floats”, allowing zero pressure on the heel. The single strap aids in the leg evenly contacting the device, providing support without stress points.

Pressure Injury Problem

More than 2.5 million patients per year are impacted by pressure injuries in the United States.

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel defines a pressure injury as localized tissue damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, typically over a bony prominence due to pressure, shear, friction, or a combination of these factors.3

It is paramount for Acute Care and Long Term facilities to have effective offloading solutions that work for all risk levels to help treat and prevent pressure injuries.

Pressure Injury Statistics


Average Cost to Treat
Stage 1 to 4 Pressure Injuries3

Heel Ulcers

are the 2nd Most Common HAPI3
(Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury)

$14 Million = Average

Annual Spend on Prevention6
(300 Bed Hospital)

Hospital-Acquired Condition

Growing Annually3

Lawsuit Statistics


Malpractice Suits4


Plaintiff Wins4


Average Lawsuit Settlement5

Pressure Injury
Readmissions Rates

1. Canales MB et al: “NelDerm HeelP.O.D. Versus Pressure Relief Ankle Foot Orthosis: A Preliminary Investigation.” 2. Wassel CL, Delhougne G, Gayle JA, Dreyfus J, Larson B. Risk of readmissions, mortality, and hospital-acquired conditions across hospital acquired pressure injury (HAPI stages in a US National Hospital Discharge database. Int Wound J. 2020;17:1924-1934. 3. Bennett GR. P’Sullivan J, DeVito EM, Remsburg R. The increasing medical malpractice risk related to pressure ulcers in the United States. J AM Geriatr Soc. 2000;48(1): 73-81. 4. Voss AC, Bender SA, Ferguson ML. Long-term care liability for pressure ulcers. J AM Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(9): 1587-92. 5. Morse, Susan. “Pressure Ulcers Cost the Health System $26.8 Billion a Year.” Healthcare Finance, HIMSS Media, 10 Oct. 2019, https: //www.healthcarefinance-

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