The first system that combines real-time incontinence monitoring and
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
More information can be found on the company website at parasolmed.com/drysmart.
About Parasol Medical
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
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.
1 Chiarelli PE, Mackenzie LA, Osmotherly PG. Urinary
incontinence is associated with an increase in falls: a systematic
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