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Pressure ulcer prevention solutions

As the population and patient age continues to rise, clinicians are faced with increasing challenges in healthcare provision. These challenges include pressure ulcers; wounds characterised by localised ulcer to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure, pressure in combination with shear.¹

Early and Targeted Intervention is key

Learn more about how our Early and Targeted Intervention Kit supports you in setting a new standard of clinical excellence by:

• Ensuring early, objective, and anatomically specific risk assessment
• Offering comprehensive solutions to enable tailored intervention
• Driving and sustaining improved clinical outcomes
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Provizio® SEM Scanner

Provizio SEM Scanner empowers you with the ability to deliver objective and anatomically-specific pressure ulcer risk assessment, ensuring a 5 day*¹ window of opportunity to deploy a targeted and tailored pressure ulcer prevention strategy that helps minimise pressure ulcer incidence and helps reduce overall cost and time to care.
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EPUAP – NPIAP - PPPIA Clinical Practice Guideline 2019

The launch of the 2019 guideline represents a truly international perspective of pressure ulcer management, reflecting multidisciplinary expertise, key opinion leader insight and cutting edge research from around the world. Find out how Arjo can provide you with tailored solutions to manage the challenge of pressure ulcers based on the latest evidence based recommendations of these international guidelines.

To learn more about how our range of products and integrated solutions align to the new recommendations

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Flap and graft applications

Learn how the Citadel® C200 patient care system compares to another support surface widely used for post-operative Flap and Graft applications
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Auralis® Plus - Supporting a seamless bariatric care environment

Intelligent, dual-therapy system combined with integrated compatibility for advanced microclimate management, supports the provision of a seamless and tailored bariatric system for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers.

Prone positioning with Nimbus Professional

Allowing caregivers to completely deflate individual cells under the patient’s body, Nimbus Professional provides an adaptable solution for the management of highly vulnerable areas.
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Auralis® Alternating Pressure System

Designed for high acuity patients with limited mobility and compromised skin integrity, the Auralis Alternating Pressure Mattress System assists you in managing your patient’s needs to minimise the risk and burden of pressure ulcer.

"A pressure sore can make or break"

At first, Paralympic gold medalist Peter Genyn thought the small wound on his back was just a pimple. It didn’t take him long to realise just how dangerous it could be. “If I would have had a pressure sore in Rio, I wouldn’t be able to win my medal.”
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Elevate the pressure ulcer prevention pathway in your care environment

• Ensure early and targeted risk assessment
• Deliver the appropriate intervention for your vulnerable patients
• Drive clinical excellence and best practice

References

1. Okonkwo H, Bryant R, Milne J et al. A blinded clinical study using subepidermal moisture biocapacitance measurement device for early detection of pressure injuries. Wound Repair & Reg 2020;1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/wrr.12790

2. Dealey C, Posnett J, Walker A. (2012). The Cost of Pressure Ulcers in the United Kingdom. Journal of Wound Care. 21(6):261-266.

3. Brem H, Maggi J, Nierman D et al. (2010). High Cost of Stage IV Pressure Ulcers. Am J Surg. 200:473-477.

4. AHRQ. Never Events. 2017. https://psnet.arhq.gov/primers/primer/3/never-events. Accessed August 2017.

5. Bennett G, Dealey C, Posnett J. (2004). The Cost of Pressure Ulcers in the UK. Age Ageing. 33(3):230-235.

6. Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB, Sullivan PW. (2011). Improving the Quality of Pressure Ulcer Care with Prevention: A Cost-Effective Analysis. Med Care. 49(4):385-392.

7. Nguyen KH, Chaboyer W, Whitty JA. (2015). Pressure Injury in Australian Public Hospitals: A Cost-of-Illness Study. Aust Health Rev. 39(3):329-336.

8. Moore Z, Patton D, Rhodes SL, O’Connor T. Subepidermal moisture and bioimpedance: a literature review of a novel method for early detection of pressure-induced tissue damage (pressure ulcers). Int Wound J 2017; 14:331–337. 

9. Gefen A (2018) The future of pressure ulcer prevention is here: Detecting and targeting inflammation early. EWMA Journal 2018, 19(2):7-13.

10. Gefen, A (2008). How much time does it take to get a pressure ulcer? Integrated evidence from human, animal and invitro studies. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2008b; 54(10): 26-8,30-5.

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