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12/19/2014 3:48:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE

Joerns RecoverCare Launches ClimateCare™, an Advanced Microclimate Management System, to Support More Effective Wound Care

  • Mattress coverlet comprised of a single patient use cover that is easy to use and install on any therapy support surface
  • Effective moisture removal with high rate of moisture vapor transfer*
  • Reduces skin temperature at mattress interface improving patient comfort*

December 19, 2014, Charlotte, NC /PRNewswire/ - Joerns RecoverCare has launched ClimateCare™; a unique mattress coverlet system that provides microclimate management. When used in conjunction with a pressure redistribution mattress, ClimateCare is designed to address the root causes of tissue breakdown through the management of temperature and moisture (microclimate) at the interface between the patient’s skin and the therapy support surface. ClimateCare is an affordable option for adding microclimate management to therapy support surfaces lacking an active microclimate control.

"Microclimate management is recognized as a key factor in optimizing the skin’s condition and avoiding the damaging effects of increased moisture and temperature on the skin,” notes Julia Melendez, RN, BSN, JD, CWOCN, National Clinical Director, Joerns RecoverCare. “ClimateCare is designed to pull excess moisture and heat away from the patient’s skin to effectively manage the skin microclimate and protect it from breakdown."

The system features best-in-class moisture vapor transfer from a system that is easy to use and is comprised of both reusable and disposable components to reduce infection control risk. ClimateCare is available in 36”, 42” and 48” widths (91.4, 106.7 and 121.9 cm). It provides a simple, easy-to-use design with no settings required.

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recognizes the importance of removing excess moisture and heat from the skin to mitigate pressure ulcer risk factors. ClimateCare provides a moisture vapor transfer (MVT) rate of 130 g/m2/hr, about 40% greater than standard Low Air Loss mattresses.

ClimateCare is compatible with many therapeutic support surfaces, including the Joerns RecoverCare Dolphin® Fluid Immersion Simulation® (FIS) System and the P.R.O. Matt® Plus.

*Joerns RecoverCare testing on file.

About Joerns RecoverCare
Joerns RecoverCare is revolutionizing healthcare through an unmatched suite of advanced prevention, patient care and handling products, services and programs. With one of the most comprehensive distribution and service networks in North America, we focus on improving patient and caregiver experiences by placing the well-being of others at the center of everything we do. To maximize the performance of our customers, Joerns RecoverCare brings to market an industry-leading suite of products, technologies, services and programs that provides a superior level of quality, value, and efficiency. For more information, visit www.joerns.com.

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Contact:
Lindy Plummer
Director of Marketing Communications
Joerns RecoverCare
(P) 800.826.0270 Ext. 1116
(E) lindy.plummer@joerns.com



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