Prevalence of pressure ulcers is approximately 5% in hospital settings.2
Pressure Injuries Can Be Fatal
Continuous monitoring can reduce incidents by 75%.1
Approximately 60,000 patients die as a result of pressure ulcers each year in the US.3
Studies have shown that the development of a pressure ulcer independently increases hospital stay length by 4-10 days.4
Clinical staff is notified when patients need to be turned or repositioned, or when lack of movement puts them at heightened risk of pressure injuries.
Continuous Motion Detection Enables Proactive Pressure Ulcer Prevention
EarlySense turn protocols, including documentation and verification of patient turns, assist clinicians in preventing pressure ulcers.
Assists clinicians in identifying patients at high risk for developing pressure ulcers
Personalized Turn Reminders
Schedules turn reminders per each patient's individual level of risk
Timely, real-time turn reminders and notifications are sent to clinical staff's handheld devices
Data & Reporting
Recognition and reporting of turns and team protocol compliance
6 Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tips
From our blog. Here are 6 methods to help keep the risk of pressure injuries low among your patients.
Interested in Learning how EarlySense can be part of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program?
1 Brown, HV & Zimlichman, E, Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs with Contact-Free Continuous Patient Monitoring on a Medical-Surgical Hospital Unit. 2010
2 Shreve, J. et al. The Economic Measurement of Medical Errors, June 2010
3Are We Ready for This Change? Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rockville, MD
4Hospitalization related to pressure ulcers among adults 18 years and over. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Statistical Brief #64. 2006