Pressure sores can be life threatening
Pressure sores, also called bedsores or pressure ulcers, are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. This reduces blood flow to the area. Without enough blood, the skin can die, and a sore may form. Pressure sores commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels, or hips. Pressure sores can develop in the tissue deep below the skin. They are called deep tissue injury.
You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They are often a problem for people in nursing homes.
You can help to prevent pressure sores by keeping your skin clean and dry, changing your position every two hours, and using pillows and products to relieve pressure.
Pressure sores are grouped by the severity of symptoms. Stage I is the mildest stage, with no open wound and Stage IV is the worst. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best. Contact your healthcare provider if you think you have a pressure sore.
Omeza® Collagen Matrix is indicated for the management of wounds including pressure ulcers.
Omeza® treatments address the key components required for effective chronic wound care, including periwound care, inhibiting growth of biofilm and in-wound bioburden, inflammation and topical pain management.
Our FDA 510(K) clearance required safety data for Omeza® Collagen Matrix which reported no adverse events, safe with no potential for irritation and sensitization, and safe for use on damaged skin.
“11 weeks to closure. Patient profile: 98-year-old female in group home, wheel-chair-bound/non-mobile, dementia and PAD, wound profile 300-day-old pressure ulcer on left heel, 2 applications of the Omeza treatments each week by home health nurse for a total of 22 treatments.” – professionally supervised case study with all treatments performed in group home.