Parasol Medical Introduces the drysmart® Incontinence Pad—The Only Incontinence Pad That Helps Prevent Patient Falls

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Sends real-time alarm before patient attempts to exit the bed

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“Only drysmart® pads monitor wetness in real-time and give nurses more time to reach a patient before they get up and risk a fall,” says Mike Kilcran, President of Parasol Medical.

Parasol Medical has developed the drysmart® incontinence pad, a revolutionary real-time incontinence monitoring product that gives clinicians early warning to prevent elimination-related patient falls.

The drysmart® pad is an integral part of the Parasol Patient Fall Prevention System, the only fall prevention system that addresses incontinence—the leading cause for falls. According to peer reviewed healthcare studies, elimination-related falls are responsible for more than 50% of falls within acute care facilities (1). These occur when patients wet themselves, or feel the urgency to go, get up and fall ambulating to the bathroom; or fall off the toilet.

“Only drysmart® pads monitor wetness in real-time and give nurses more time to reach a patient before they get up and risk a fall,” says Mike Kilcran, President of Parasol Medical. “Plus, since pads can be changed promptly, they can also help with wound prevention and reduce incontinence-associated dermatitis,” he adds.

These highly absorbent, disposable pads are placed on top of the fitted sheet under the patient. They are coated with thermal conductive ink that's moisture sensitive, sending an alarm in real-time through the patented Parasol monitors. Drysmart® pads easily integrate with wired and wireless Parasol Medical™ Monitors, and existing nurse call systems.

More information can be found on the company website at parasolmed.com/drysmart.

About Parasol Medical
Parasol Medical is a premier developer of specialty medical devices designed to serve the growing and ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry. Parasol’s direct relationships with clinical end-users allows them to develop and quickly implement suggestions and changes to product designs that make the lives of caregivers easier and improve patient outcomes.

The company is rapidly expanding its footprint within the medical device category to include patient safety, advanced wound care products, compression therapy and infection control technologies. Parasol Medical complies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices CGMP and maintains an ISO 13485 quality system.

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1 Chiarelli PE, Mackenzie LA, Osmotherly PG. Urinary incontinence is associated with an increase in falls: a systematic review. Aust J Physiother. 2009;55(2):89-95. Review. PubMed PMID: 19463079.

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