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Pressure ulcers are commonly called bed sores or pressure sores. They are skin lesions that may also affect underlying tissues and are caused when the skin or the tissues are put under repeated and regular pressure or stress.
New smart seat cushion may relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users

New smart seat cushion may relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users

Modern-day wheelchairs provide a full range of mobility solutions to those who cannot walk, but many users still battle an unwanted side effect: painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods in the same position. [More]
Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Pressure ulcers are wounds that occur when a continuous pressure or friction is placed on one area of the body, damaging the skin. They occur when pressure stops blood from flowing normally, leading the cells to die and the skin to break down. [More]
Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Almost 700,000 people in the UK are affected by pressure ulcers every year, making this global issue a substantial concern for health professionals and care units worldwide. [More]
New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

Responding to the needs of the country's growing older adult population, a new collaborative best practices guideline was released today for optimal care of older adults immediately before, during, and after surgical operations (a timeframe known as the "perioperative" period). [More]
New research project aims to develop a method to reduce risk of pressure sores in patients

New research project aims to develop a method to reduce risk of pressure sores in patients

PRESSURE sores are a major healthcare problem with potentially serious medical consequences for patients. They are also a massive drain on NHS resources. Now, a research project at the University of Huddersfield aims to develop a method for enabling manufactures of medical devices to reduce the risk that that their products could cause ulcerations because of contact with skin. [More]
‘Zero pressure’ mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2015

‘Zero pressure’ mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2015

‘Stop the Pressure’ is the message from pressure ulcer specialist Rober, who is showcasing their wide range of innovative mattresses in support of Worldwide STOP Pressure Ulcer Day at MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest healthcare technology exhibition. [More]
Stanford Hospital starts key study on pressure ulcer prevention

Stanford Hospital starts key study on pressure ulcer prevention

Leaf Healthcare is pleased to announce that a key study on pressure ulcer prevention has started at Stanford Hospital. [More]
AACN announces recipients of annual research grants

AACN announces recipients of annual research grants

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces the recipients of its annual research grants, with total available funding of $160,000. [More]
PUMA project develops innovative device to prevent risk of Pressure Ulcer

PUMA project develops innovative device to prevent risk of Pressure Ulcer

The European research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation) technically coordinated by the Biomechanics Institute has developed an innovative portable and non-invasive device to prevent and early detect the risk of Pressure Ulcer (PU) development and revert its onset for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured (T-SCI) individuals relying on wheelchairs. [More]
Nuo Therapeutics initiates phase 4 study of Aurix™ under CMS coverage with evidence development program

Nuo Therapeutics initiates phase 4 study of Aurix™ under CMS coverage with evidence development program

Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX:NUOT), a pioneer in biodynamic therapies, today announced the initiation of a new clinical study (Au Study) that is comprised of three randomized controlled protocols that examine the efficacy of Aurix™, a biodynamic hematogel, for use in diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers (bed sores). [More]
Leaf Healthcare's wireless patient monitoring system can improve pressure ulcer prevention processes

Leaf Healthcare's wireless patient monitoring system can improve pressure ulcer prevention processes

Clinicians from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, will demonstrate that Leaf Healthcare's new, wireless patient monitoring system can significantly improve a caregiver's pressure ulcer prevention processes. Their presentation will take place at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week. [More]

Joerns RecoverCare introduces unique mattress coverlet system to support wound care

Joerns RecoverCare has launched ClimateCare; a unique mattress coverlet system that provides microclimate management. When used in conjunction with a pressure redistribution mattress, ClimateCare is designed to address the root causes of tissue breakdown through the management of temperature and moisture (microclimate) at the interface between the patient's skin and the therapy support surface. [More]

Minnesota hospitals prevent patient harms, save $93 million in health spending

Minnesota hospitals and health systems have prevented more than 12,000 patients from being harmed and saved more than $93 million as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010-13. Nationwide, hospitals prevented 1.3 million patient harms and saved more than $12 billion in health spending, according to a report issued today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [More]
EHOB announces release of Position Perfect System

EHOB announces release of Position Perfect System

EHOB, Inc., a leading provider of affordable products effective in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, is announcing today the release of the Position Perfect System. Designed as a unique turning, transferring and positioning system, it not only complies with facility turning protocols but also protects patients from added pressure and shearing forces. [More]
Study: Blue light proves to have powerful bacteria-killing ability

Study: Blue light proves to have powerful bacteria-killing ability

Blue light has proven to have powerful bacteria-killing ability in the laboratory. The potent antibacterial effects of irradiation using light in the blue spectra have now also been demonstrated in human and animal tissues. A series of groundbreaking articles that provide compelling evidence of this effect are published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
New tool provides first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management

New tool provides first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management

Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety. [More]
Loyola nurses eliminate risk of pressure ulcers in infants born prematurely

Loyola nurses eliminate risk of pressure ulcers in infants born prematurely

Infants born prematurely are at a significantly increased risk for pressure ulcers, yet nurses at Loyola University Health System have been able to eliminate this threat for patients in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. [More]
Rates of hospital-acquired bedsores not accurate tool for comparing hospital quality, says report

Rates of hospital-acquired bedsores not accurate tool for comparing hospital quality, says report

​The data Medicare uses to publicly report hospital rates of patients developing pressure ulcers (or bedsores) is not an accurate source for comparing hospitals on how well they prevent the condition, says a new University of Michigan study. [More]
Researchers report higher number of pressure ulcers in pediatrics

Researchers report higher number of pressure ulcers in pediatrics

A new study has uncovered a problem in pediatrics thought to be a major issue only in adult medicine: pressure ulcers. [More]
Pediatric nurse scientist awarded AACN Impact Research Grant

Pediatric nurse scientist awarded AACN Impact Research Grant

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently awarded a $50,000 AACN Impact Research Grant to Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN, a leading clinical scientist in pediatric critical care nursing. [More]
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