Subject: NEW CMS PRESSURE ULCER GUIDELINES LATEST REASON TO USE HEELIFT® SUSPENSION BOOT
Evanston, IL…Heelift Suspension Boots can do more than offload patients' heels. With the August 2007 announcement that CMS will stop reimbursing hospitals for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in October 2008, the Heelift Suspension Boot can also play a role in taking pressure off of hospital staff.
In the September 5, 2007 issue of the Wall Street Journal, Laura Landro reported that hospitals are scrambling to find programs that will help eradicate pressure ulcers in the wake of these new CMS guidelines. For more than a decade, the Heelift Suspension Boot, manufactured by DM Systems, Inc., has helped many hospitals reduce the incidence of preventable pressure ulcers. The long-proven success of the Heelift Suspension Boot indicates that all types of facilities, including the acute care facilities mentioned in Landro's article, could benefit from the use of the product.
DM Systems, Inc., a leader in the Wound Care Industry and manufacturer of the Heelift Suspension Boot, has long supported the "Ounce of Prevention, Pound of Cure" credo. This philosophy becomes even more relevant in the wake of the CMS announcement. Use of the Heelift, together with staff awareness, is a simple way to care for patients and avoid complications or liability issues caused by pressure ulcers.