Neonatal and Pediatric Full Support Surface

Approximately 4% of all pediatric hospital patients develop pressure ulcers to one or more parts of the body, and chronic ulcers (stage II-III) are typically formed due to contact with support surfaces. The ROHO DRY FLOATATION Nesting Pad and ROHO DRY FLOATATION Isolette were created to be easily adjustable and are effective due to their ability to conform to any patient’s shape, to dynamically redistribute pressure as the patient moves, and to maximize total surface area pressure re-distribution by maximizing immersion. As a non-powered system, there are no batteries to maintain, and no electrical or magnetic interference that could affect other lifesaving equipment in the critical NICU or PICU environment.

This project was approved for a 2014 Target Challenge award, focused on pressure ulcer prevention.