Maintaining skin integrity is a critical component in the care of the hospitalized patient. Understanding the impact of methods to maintain skin integrity is vital toward the prevention of pressure ulcers and skin breakdown. The use of a new technology synthetic reusable underpad is beneficial to the patient in the acute care setting because of its ability to promote skin integrity – not just protect the bed linen. Encompass Group LLC offers a full line of synthetic underpads, all with the goal of providing enhanced protection for the patient. The FusionTM underpad is in addition to the clinically proven DermaCareTM underpad. This technologically advanced reusable underpad is intended to provide the ultimate in patient comfort and care. For more information, visit www.encompassgroup.net.