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Low friction fabric bootees to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (bedsores)

Parafricta® Bootees are made using a strong, breathable, silk-like, low-friction, proprietary fabric that reduces the risk of friction and shear-related skin breakdown on the feet.

The foot is particularly vulnerable to pressure ulcers ("bedsores", pressure injuries) and other skin damage. This is because people frequently dig in their heels to push themselves up in bed, or rub their feet on the bed due to agitation or involuntary spasms. When subjected to friction and the associated internal shearing, the cells and tissues of the feet begin to break down, which first manifests itself as redness and inflammation (pre-category 1 and category 1 pressure ulcers) and may progress to blistering and ulceration (category 2+ pressure ulcers).

Parafricta® Bootees provide a comfortable way to protect the feet and ankles (particularly the heels) from the risk of friction and shear-related pressure ulcers and other skin breakdown conditions.

Washable and reusable bootees are available in a slip-on style (PFFB-002) or Velcro® brand closure style (PFFB-001).

Single patient use bootees in an easy-on style (PFFB-004) are only available for purchase by hospitals and other healthcare providers.

For more information please read the Reusable Bootee or Single Patient Use Bootee Leaflets, or view this information video (intended for health and care professionals).

Detailed Instructions for Use, Size Selection, Washing Instructions and Product Specifications can be found in our User Guides. These are also available in several languages.

Health and Care professionals can also follow the link to the Training Video for guidance on how to use the bootees.

This poster summarising and providing links to all essential information resources on the bootees can be downloaded from here (for healthcare professionals).