Product Description

Purpose – To Aid the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers by:

Monitoring and warning of the immobility of patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

Alerting the nurse, carer or the patient that the patient needs to be turned when no movement has occurred.

Empowering at risk patients to become involved in their own preventative care.

Allowing hospitals or care homes to reduce the risk of patients developing pressure ulcers.


The Synidor Product

Consists of two components, a sensor assembly and a programmable alarm unit.

The sensor assembly can be supplied attached to a fitted sheet or as an assembly for mounting within a covered mattress or cushion.

The alarm unit can be programmed for the turning regime diagnosed for the patient.

An intelligent mattress cover is created by the provision of a strap across the bed or chair, which incorporates a proprietary sensor.

Patient movements, however small, are monitored through the sensor into an electronic processor.

Sacral movement is monitored and this is a good indication of heel and body movement.

If no patient movement is detected in a predetermined time, prescribed by the nurse or carer, the patient may be at risk of developing pressure ulcers and will require nursing intervention.

If the device determines that the patient is at risk, a visible and audio alarm is activated to alert medical staff.


How It Works

On admission of at risk patients, a tissue viability nurse determines the turning regime.

The Synidor PIM is set in accordance with the timing of the turning regime prescribed by the TV nurse.

The Patient Immobility Monitor (PIM) may be positioned in close proximity to the patient to be visible to both staff and patient.

The alarm will operate if the patient fails to move sufficiently to refresh the skin and relieve pressure within the timescale set.

The patient’s own movements may be adequate to stop and reset the alert timer or a carer will respond to the alert and move the patient.

At night the PIM can be set to flash but not sound for a 10 minute period allowing the patient or carer to relieve pressure. If no pressure relief takes place within the 10-minute window, the audio alarm will sound.

The PIM is powered by its own internal battery supply and remains in permanent operation.

If the sensor accidentally becomes faulty or detached from the PIM the alarm will sound and flash continually.

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