Frequently Asked Questions

“The costs of stage III or IV pressure ulcer may be between $5,000 and $50,000 (and must be absorbed by the hospital itself)”

—Cooper, 2013

Yes. We use ground shipping for all domestic, continental US destination. Optional shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is absolutely available. We also happily offer expedited shipping to all continental locations at an additional cost.

We are happy to leave a sample of our Ankle Cradle™️ system after an initial consultation with your facility representatives.

Yes. We will work with you to determine the ordering cadence that optimizes your needs.

Delivery times vary depending upon size of orders and shipping destination.

Reach out to us here: info@creativemedicaldevices.com

Upon placing an initial order, a trained Registered Nurse member of our staff will be available to be scheduled for introductory training of proper use of our products at your facility.

“Pressure ulcers occur over bony prominences. The most common areas include the sacrum, coccyx, heels, and ears. Pressure over a bony prominence causes tissue ischemia in the skin, muscle, and the facia between the skin surface and the bone. The pressure compresses small vessels and prevents both supply of oxygen and nutrients at the capillary surface interface as well as venous return of metabolic wastes. Metabolic wastes accumulate and cause local vasodilation, which contributes to edema, which further compresses small vessels and increases edema and ischemia. Local tissue death then occurs, resulting in pressure ulcer(s). Advanced age and nutritional deficiency also contribute to risk for pressure ulcer development. Elderly persons have less subcutaneous fat, decreased dermal thickness, and decreased sensory perception”

—Cooper, 2013

References

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2014, October). Preventing pressure ulcers in hospitals. Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/pressureulcertoolkit/index.html.

Agrawal, K. & Chauhan, N. (2012, May-August). Pressure ulcers: back to the basics. Indian J Plastic Surgery, 45(2), 244-254. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3495374/.

Cooper, K. (2013, December). Evidence based prevention for pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Nurse, 33(6), 57-66. Retrieved from http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/content/33/6/57.full.

Primiano, M., Friend, M., Mclure, C., Nardi, S., Fix, L., Schafer, M., Savochka, K., & McNett, M. (2011, December). Pressure ulcer prevalence and risk factors among prolonged surgical procedures in the OR. AORN Journal, 94(6), 555-556. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4467017/.
Truong, B., Grigson, E., Patel, M., & Liu, X. (2016, August 8). Pressure ulcer prevention in the hospital setting silicone foam dressings. Cureus, 8(8), e730. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5016040/.

“The costs of stage III or IV pressure ulcer may be between $5,000 and $50,000 (and must be absorbed by the hospital itself)”

—Cooper, 2013

The conclusion of these studies is clear. Why would any hospital, surgical center, or long-term care facility not choose an innovative system designed to avoid heel pressure ulcers? Even in relatively shorter surgical cases, the patient is frequently required to remain still and flat for an additional four to six hours in the recovery room or hospital bed.  The currently available products don’t allow for any heel pressure relief via elevation, while our system does. Additionally, the system can accompany the patient onto their recovery room gurney or to their hospital bed and even to a skilled nursing facility, all the while providing distributed weight and balance in the lower extremities.  At Creative Medical Devices, we believe we have successfully developed a simple, inexpensive system to mitigate the effects of long-term static positioning. We’re here to support you and ease the burden of unnecessary costs and problems, while also aiding the patient in a more rapid recovery.

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