Molly Heel Protection
Designed to relieve heels
Movement serves as a protective mechanism against pressure ulcers and other bed-related complications. Individuals with decreased sensation, limited mobility, and/or altered consciousness may lack the ability to respond to the body’s warning signals, such as pain or discomfort.
In such situations, individuals may need support and relief in lying and sitting positions. Our product series of positioning pillows is used as an aid to relieve pressure and provide support during positioning and position changes, benefiting both the individual and the caregiver. Regular, minor adjustments in position are often enough to ensure proper blood circulation(1), thereby reducing the risk of pressure ulcers.
Example of positioning
Positioning Pillows can be used to relieve pressure and position the individual based on their diagnosis, needs, and general condition. Keep in mind that relief should be as even as possible, and a change in position always results in increased pressure on another part of the body(5).
You can learn more about positioning and get specific tips in our positioning guide.
In a supine position
Molly Heel Protection can be used to relieve the heels. Always use a sock or tubular bandage between the skin and Molly Heel Protection. Ensure that the Velcro strap opening is facing upward.
In a lateral position
Rotate Molly Heel Protection so that the Velcro strap opening is facing down towards the mattress. The heel protector should be loosely positioned to allow rotation around the leg.
Covers for comfort and hygiene
Molly Heel Protection comes with a liquidproof hygiene cover for easy cleaning.
The liquidproof hygiene cover is manufactured in a four-way stretch(2)(3) fabric to reduce the risk of shear forces, and is vapour-permeable(4) to lower the risk of skin maceration. The hygiene cover also features a liquidproof zipper.
(1) Lindholm, C. (2018). Sår (4 uppl). Studentlitteratur.
(2) CDC (2003), Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care facilities, updated 2019.
(3) SS 876 00 20:2017, Healthcare textiles – Mattresses – Specifications and requirements.
(4) SS-EN ISO 15496:2004, DIN 53122-1