At Jewell Nursing Solutions, we’re making solutions for the new healthcare economy. Now more than ever it is critical that everyone across the healthcare continuum, from the hospital staff to the caregiver wife, husband, daughter, son, brother, sister, niece, nephew, cousin or hired help at home, are empowered with the right knowledge and tools to fight bedsores.
Motivated by personal experience as a wound care nurse for an acute care hospital, our founder, Gwen Jewell, became inspired to improve positioning support technology. She recognized that the “standard of care” techniques and support products available for positioning and pressure relief of the bedbound patient were grossly inadequate to do the job.
“I got tired of shortchanging my patients and the people taking care of them only because I did not have positioning support equipment that actually worked. It was time to fix this problem.”
Gwen knew it had to be possible to achieve quality pressure reduced support for a sustained period of time. So starting in her garage with a piece of foam, an electric fishing knife and a sewing machine, Gwen set out to design the best pressure relief support cushions and wedges possible.
Since then Gwen has developed and holds 2 patents for the most advanced positioning support cushions on the market. The journey to create better solutions has lead her to also classify and develop Bedside Ergonomic education.