Pressure Sore & Wound Care

A composite image showing the multiple sensing capabilities of a prototype medical sensing device developed by GE researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Innovation. Top-Left: Visual RGB Image; bottom-left: 3D Image; top-right: Multi-spectral Imaging and Recovered Feature Map and bottom-right: Thermal Imaging. Each of these provides insights to help assess whether a bed sore may be healing, getting worse or becoming infected. (Image courtesy of GE Global Research.)
A high-tech ally has just entered the battle against pressure sores. The device, developed jointly by the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation and Niskayuna, NY-based GE Global Research, is a handheld probe that combines motion analysis, thermal profiling, 3D object reconstruction, and vapor detection.
Indanapolis-based EHOB confirmed an agreement that positions the company as sole provider of TIDI Products' TIDIShield Pillow Barrier.
Expenses associated with hospital-acquired pressure sores may be dramatically reduced as a result of a new sensor that patients can wear. Use of the device boosted compliance with hospital turn protocols to 89%, according to one report.
Leaf Healthcare Inc, headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif, recently announced that results of a clinical trial that concluded the company's wearable patient sensor can aid healthcare professionals in "dramatically" improving efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.
Combined expertise from a variety of disciplines helps shield patients at risk for pressure ulcers.
According to research appearing in <i>WOUNDS</i>, Wellsense’s M.A.P, a continuous bedside pressure mapping system, exhibited improved outcomes in the prevention of pressure ulcers among intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
Span-America Medical Systems Inc recently introduced a multi-featured bed that offers an ergonomic design and pressure management technology.
According to a new white paper published by DM Systems Inc, the categorization of pressure ulcers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as "never events" should be re-evaluated.
21st century
Advances in design and materials are providing the market some of the most exciting solutions ever for mobility users. This showcase of products offered by manufacturers nationwide will help clinicians understand what’s available for end users.
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Understanding pressure mapping system components and the hidden insights they provide helps clinicians form a more comprehensive response to seating and mobility needs.
A recent study suggests that the use of high-density foam mattresses may allow the standard 2-hour patient repositioning schedule, intended to minimize pressure ulcers, to be extended up to 3 or 4 hours.
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A new dressing engineered to accommodate challenging contours of the body and prevent pressure ulcers is available through Mölnlycke Health Care US.
New updates to the redesigned X3 LX100 Sensor Series from XSENSOR aim to meet the increasing requirements of clinicians and researchers.
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A new selection of online resources intended to assist in pain management for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients is available on the Model Systems Knowledge Translations Center (MSKTC) website.
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A new study from researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center showed a higher number than expected of pressure ulcers in children and medical devices were cited as the cause.
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A team approach to preventing and treating pressure ulcers helps one facility bring its acquired pressure sore rate to zero.