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Clinical Evidence & Research

Learn how healthcare practitioners are protecting patients’ skin with GlideWear

Clinical Posters

Protecting Skin / Tissue by Integrating Low-Friction Technology at Augustana Care. Caroline Portoghese, LNHA, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, MSCS, MBA, Senior Clinical and Education Specialist, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc., Blaine, MN; Julie Thurn, RN, BSN, Corporate Director of SNF Clinical Practice, Augustana Care, Minneapolis, MN. Presented at the Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference, April 2018.

Four Years of Strategic Friction Reduction for a Client with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. Chris Cantu OTR/L. Northwestern Illinois Association. Aurora, IL.

Clinical Implications of Friction/Shear Reduction for Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Katie Menard, PT, DPT, CKTP, C/NDT; Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD; Gretchen Lilja, RN, BSN; Sarah Preusser, MS, PA-C. University of Minnesota Masonic Medical Center. Minneapolis, MN.

Compression Garments with an Ultra-Low Friction Interface for Patients with Burns. Jon Gayken, MD. Hennepin County Medical Center. Minneapolis, MN.

Preventing Pressure Injuries: Intervention with the Adjunctive Treatment of a Textile Friction Reduction Material. Frank Aviles, Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Natchitoches, LA.

Does Friction/Shear Reducing Low Friction Fabric in Total Contact Cast (TCC) and Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (CROW) Enhance Wound Healing and Safety? Jan Chevrette, FNP-CWOCN, CFCN, HealthPartners Wound Clinic, St. Paul, MN; Ulrich Schmidt, CPO, Winkley Orthotics & Prosthetics, Minneapolis, MN.

IAD: Can Reducing Friction and Shear Heal and Prevent Recurrence? Sheila Howes-Trammel, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN, CFCN, CLNC, Hennepin Country Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Using Strategic Friction Reduction to Prevent and Treat Pressure Injuries. Sheila Howes-Trammel, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN, CFCN, CLNC, Hennepin Country Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Garments for Friction Management for Wheelchair or Extended Bed Surface Users. Mark Payette, CO, ATP; J. Martin Carlson, MS, CPO; Wieland Kaphingst, Dipl.-Ing, BMT. Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

Case Studies

Epidermolysis Bullosa Case Study: GlideWear Custom Protective Wear for 4-Year-Old Girl

GlideWear in Custom Jobskin/Torbot Burn Compression Garments. Jon Gayken, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Nancy Petrun, Custom Compression Specialist, Handi Medical SUpply, St. Paul, MN.

Reduction of Blistering and Inflamation on Back of Head in 14-Year-Old Girl with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: GlideWear Headrest Cover. Chris Cantu OTR/L, School Therapist.