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|1. (WO2017039668) PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DEVICE|
|Applicants:||KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
EVERETT, Rob D.
HOLLINGSWORTH, Nathaniel T.
|Title:||PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION DEVICE|
A pressure ulcer prevention article and a method involving the pressure ulcer prevention article are disclosed. The pressure ulcer prevention article includes a substrate, a bonding layer, a cushioning layer, and a skin adhesive layer. The substrate may be a polypropylene bonded carded material and the cushioning layer may be an open-celled foam. The outer substrate surface can include a dynamic coefficient of friction ranging from about 0.1 to about 0.6. The pressure ulcer prevention article can include a moisture vapor transmission rate ranging from about 2,400 gm/m2*day to about 10,000 gm/m2*day. The pressure ulcer prevention article can include a compression energy value from about 2 gfcm/cm2 to about 5 gfcm/cm2.