Hope for hospital-acquired pressure injuries: Monitoring system significantly reduces incidence

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A pragmatic, open-label, randomized controlled trial at two ICUs at Stanford Medical Center – specializing in the care of cardiothoracic surgery patients or critically ill, medical, surgical and trauma patients – saw significant reduction in hospital-acquired pressure injuries with implementation of the LEAF◊ Patient Monitoring System.

Publication summary covers:

  • Improvement in turn protocol adherence
  • Reduction in incidence of pressure injuries
  • Specifics on ventilator-dependent patients

The LEAF System combines wearable patient sensors with a user interface, offering:

  • Personalized care for each patient
  • Digital turn reminders (in room and at the nurses’ station)
  • Confirmation that patient turns have sufficiently offloaded pressure
  • Automatically generated reports that can be used for root cause analysis
Vendor:
Smith + Nephew
Posted:
Aug 30, 2022
Published:
Aug 23, 2022
Format:
PDF
Type:
White Paper
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