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Pressure injury prevention solutions

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

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 injury.

Learn more about Auralis

Arjo supports Stop Pressure Injury Day

November 21st 2019 is Stop Pressure Injury Day.

Stop Pressure Injury Day is a global, annual event in which industry, healthcare professionals, the public and the media come together to highlight the issue of pressure injuries. Join us in raising awareness of the preventability of pressure injuries.

Download posters

"A pressure sore can make or break"

"At first Peter 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. “When I first went to the hospital with my pressure sore, they told me I should get a better mattress for my bed.”

Learn more about Peter's story

The annual cost of treating pressure injuries

Despite advances in surface technologies, education, guidelines and facility-based continuous improvement programmes, pressure injury prevalence and incidence remains high in many care settings.

These injuries have a significant humanitarian and economic impact²⁻³, but are generally considered avoidable⁴ if pressure, shear, time and microclimate are effectively managed.

Equipping you with solutions to optimise clinical outcomes

Our support systems for pressure injury prevention are designed to help you optimise clinical outcomes and to help prevent the negative impact of immobility. Our pressure injury prevention range is targeted to your individual patients and residents, from acute care and long term care, to critical care and bariatric care.

Contact your local representative

References

1. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, Western Australia; 2014.

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.