JRJ Medical Innovations was founded by 3 Registered Respiratory Therapists, all accredited by the National Board of Respiratory Care, with greater than 60 years combined experience. JRJ Medical Innovations has extensive experience which focuses on Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) most commonly referred to as CPAP. JRJ Innovations is very familiar with all “adverse effects” associated with NIV masks as it relates to sleep apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and respiratory failure. JRJ Innovations fully understands all aspects of injuries that may result from wearing these needed masks. Injuries including but not limited to Deep Tissue Injury (DTI), on the bridge of the nose and cheeks. It is for this reason the Protecta-Gel® was invented.
A patient’s discomfort while wearing any mask can have various reasons associated with it. However, research has shown that the most common reason for discomfort is an over-tightened mask on the face. This coupled with the wrong mask size is a sure cocktail for a DTI. In the hospital setting, wounds may be caused by wearing the Non Invasive ventilation (NIV) or CPAP masks frequently or for long periods of time (greater than 24 hours). Although this is a realized issue for many patients, JRJ Innovations embraced the challenge to formulate a true solution. This resulted in the invention of the Protecta-Gel®.