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Nursing ‘on the brink’ because of staff shortages, warns RCN report
Basic nursing care like helping people go to the toilet, providing pain relief and preventing pressure ulcers is not getting done, because of staffing shortages, warn nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia have lower mortality rate with hip surgery
(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and Brown University have conducted the first study to examine outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and hip fracture. They discovered that advanced dementia residents have a lower mortality rate after 6 months, if they undergo surgical repair. Those advanced dementia patients managed with surgery also reported less pain and fewer pressure ulcers than those whose proxies chose a palliative care approach in lieu of surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fit
(Morris Animal Foundation) Dogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specialist nurse predicts scanner will replace scores in ulcer care
A senior tissue viability nurse plans to ditch traditional pressure ulcer risk assessment in favour of a hand-held scanner that can detect changes in the skin invisible to the naked eye. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device
MIT-spinoff Organogenesis announced today that its PuraPly antimicrobial wound care device is now available in a 1.6-cm disc size. The Canton, Mass.-based company’s PuraPly AM product includes a broad-spectrum antibiotic, polyhexamethylene biguanide, embedded into a purified native collagen matrix. The device is cleared to treat an array of wound types, including pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, trauma wounds and diabetic ulcers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device appeared first on MassDevi...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wound Care Organogenesis Inc. Source Type: news

Flubromazolam: a potent designer benzodiazepine
Flubromazolam 3 out of 5 stars Flubromazolam — A new life-threatening designer benzodiazepine. Lukasik-Glebocka M et al. Clin Toxicol 2016;54:66-68. Abstract Last month, the Peoria (IL) Journal-Star reported that local police had seized samples of two rarely seen designer sedatives: flubromazolam (alleged street name “liquid Xanax“) and etizolam. This paper from Poland presents a case report of flubromazolam exposure. A 27-year-old male known to use psychotropic drugs was brought to hospital after being found unconscious at home. On arrival he was comatose with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3. On...
Source: The Poison Review - February 28, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical benzodiazepine analog designer drug etizolam flubromazolam liquid xanax sedative-hypnotic Source Type: news

Admin support role for nurses ‘improves patient care’
Patient falls and pressure ulcers have been reduced since two hospital nurses successfully lobbied for an administrative assistant to be appointed to support them, they have told Nursing Times. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts results from Allevyn Life adhesive dressing hip fracture trial
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released the results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer silicone adhesive foam dressing, touting that its addition to standard care protocols reduces the onset of pressure ulcers by 71% in elderly patients being treated for hip fracture. The trial was published in the International Wound Journal, the London-based company said. “Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem due to the high rate of mortality and complications such as pressure ulcers, which occur mainly in the sacral area. Preventive measures play an important role in increasing quality of care, re...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Acelity to layoff 68 San Antonio employees
Wound care company Acelity is set to lay off 68 employees in San Antonio, Texas, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News. The employees are slated to be released from their positions on May 8, according to a Workforce Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice from the Texas Workforce Commission posted this week. “While decisions that affect our valued employees are extremely difficult, health care is rapidly changing and we are taking steps to evolve and grow Acelity to meet both the demands of the marketplace and our customers. We have made some changes to our IT organization that will give u...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Hertfordshire nurses celebrate ‘much improved’ ulcer incidence
A hospital trust that used to report one pressure ulcer nearly every day has seen rates drop to an all-time low thanks to the efforts of specialist nurses and training for ward staff. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Leaf Healthcare touts reduced pressure injuries in Leaf wearable sensor study
This study is an important step towards redefining the standard of care for pressure injury prevention,” CEO and co-founder Barrett Larson said in a press release. Leaf’s patient monitor system is composed of a wearable wireless sensor designed to track patient movement and notify caregivers to prevent immobility-related health complications, such as pressure ulcers or injuries. Data included information from 1,200 patients over 100,000 hours, with individuals randomized to either a control group or a treatment group in which the Leaf sensor was used to encourage patient repositioning. Primary and secondar...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Leaf Healthcare Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts lower readmission rates for bundled joint procedure packages
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) is touting a 97.3% decrease in readmission rates for joint arthroplasties using its Episode of Care Assurance Program, a bundled payment option designed to reward good patient outcomes. Working with group purchasing organization Provider PPI, the British orthopedics and wound care giant’s eCAP program combines its hip and knee implants, Pico negative-pressure wound therapy and Acticoat Flex 7 antimicrobial barrier dressings. Among some 1,380 total joint arthroplasties over the past 14 months performed using the program, there were only two readmissions, Smith & Nephew said....
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Smith & Nephew valuebasedhealthcare Source Type: news

Nutrition and hydration
The resources include evidence and recommendations for assessment and action when assessing an individual's risk of developing a pressure ulcer; five top tips to prevent pressure ulcers; and three case studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds
Healing of contaminated and dirty surgical wounds is significantly faster with closed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) than with open-NPWT, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Trusts urged to focus on nutrition when treating pressure ulcers
NHS Improvement has worked with specialist nurses to develop five “top tips” on nutrition that should be followed to help patients with pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South Africa:Are South African Health Workers Being Silenced Into Malpractice?
[Daily Maverick] "There is really no such thing as the 'voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard." The words of Arundhati Roy, a writer turned human rights activist, rang particularly true through the course of the Life Esidimeni saga. The 118 deceased residents who have now risen to 141 were the preferably unheard - their cries for help through pressure sores and other unaccounted wounds, signs of starvation and dehydration, all fell on deaf ears. However, it is only in retrospect we (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospital trust ’s nurses celebrate achieving pressure ulcer milestone
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust that cares for older and vulnerable patients is celebrating an entire year without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 11/15/2017
More efficacy data for Leaf. A recent analysis of 10,000 patients showed that patients that used the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experienced a significant decrease in the rates of pressure injuries, which fell by 75 percent. Adherence to patient turning protocols, which help prevent pressure ulcers, rose 65 percent.  The wireless, wearable sensor developed by Leaf Healthcare will tracks patient’s movements to determine the optimal timing for nurses to turn or reposition patients at risk for ulcers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts reduced pressure ulcers in Allevyn Life dressing trial
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer polyurethane dressing used in treating elderly patinets with hip fractures, touting reduced onset of pressure ulcers. Results from the trial were presented at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel annual meeting this year, the company said. Data in the trial came from experiences with 359 fragility hip fracture patients aged 65 and over at Bologna, Italy’s Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, run by research nursing centre head Dr. Christiana Forni. “Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem due to the...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Researchers receive DOD grant for implantable muscle stimulator
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers have received a $1.8M, three-year grant from the US Department of Defense to develop an implantable muscle stimulator for preventing pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries to the buttocks. These serious medical conditions, which are caused by lying or sitting in one place for long periods of time, can lead to severe pain and infection, even death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse researcher targets commuters on pressure ulcer awareness
A nursing academic is seeking to raise awareness about pressure ulcers among the general public by visiting a busy railway station with a special demonstration chair. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BRH Medical wins FDA nod for electro and ultrasound wound treatment system
Medical device developer BRH Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BRH-A2 device designed to reduce pain and improve deep wound healing through the use of ultrasound and electric fields. The Israel-based company’s BRH-A2 device is designed to engage and stimulate the wound from below the wound bed using both an ultrasound and electric field system which varies in frequency and intensity over the course of the treatment. “It has always been my desire to develop a product that would truly help cure people. Our grateful patients are proof of the effectiveness of the technology,” CTO & de...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care brhmedical Source Type: news

NICE issues first briefing on ulcer prevention dressings
An innovative dressing that helps reduce friction and protect vulnerable areas of skin could be used to prevent pressure ulcers among hospital patients, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Metro Atlanta medical supply giant sues competitor for false advertising
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleges that British-based Smith& Nephew is falsely advertising its Allevyn Life wound dressings and putting users at risk for pressure ulcers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

New tool could ‘transform’ pressure ulcer risk assessment
A new tool that could transform risk assessment for pressure ulcers has been shown to be reliable when used by both expert and non-specialist nurses in hospitals and the community, according to the findings of an initial trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Duke School of Nursing to use Leaf wearable to study patient turning procedures
Researchers from the Duke University School of Nursing have launched a five-year study on pressure ulcer reduction powered by the Leaf Patient Monitoring System. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew tops Q2 estimates
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) beat the consensus sales forecast with its second-quarter results with emerging markets gaining at a double-digit clip, sending share prices up in London and New York today. The British orthopedics and wound care company posted profits of $324 million, or 37¢ per share, on sales of $2.34 billion for the three months ended July 1, amounting to profit growth of 34.4% on sales growth of 0.3%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 43¢. Analysts were looking for sales of $2.31 billion. “I am pleased with the first half of 2017, where our focus on execution...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California ’s most needy
A five-year Medicaid waiver program that infused billions of dollars into public hospitals prompted significant improvements in health care to California ’s neediest population — the poor and uninsured, according to an extensiveevaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Seventeen designated public hospitals participated in the $3.3 billion “pay-for-performance” experiment, including five University of California hospital systems and 12 county‐owned-and‐operated hospital systems. Collectively, these facilities serve more than 2 million patients every year, including most of the stat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acelity launches Prevena Duo NPWT system in US
Acelity said today it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the San Antonio, Texas-based company said, claiming it is the 1st such product of it’s kind. The system is designed to reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, including vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries. “SSIs encompass more than 20 percent of all HAIs and represent a significant burden both financially...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Prevention of falls, malnutrition and pressure ulcers among older persons - nursing staff's experiences of a structured preventive care process - Lannering C, Ernsth Bravell M, Johansson L.
A structured and systematic care process for preventive work, aimed to reduce falls, pressure ulcers and malnutrition among older people, has been developed in Sweden. The process involves risk assessment, team-based interventions and evaluation of results... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts lowered infection rate in Pico wound therapy trial
This study underscores the importance of PICO single use NPWT in treating patients who have undergone a laparotomy. As surgeons, we are always looking for effective and cost efficient ways to treat patients, and this study demonstrates that PICO single use NPWT can significantly reduce both the incidence of surgical site infection and the length of stay, resulting in a potential reduction in healthcare costs,” Colin Peirce of Limerick, Ireland’s University Hospital said in a prepared statement. “This study is the latest addition of research that reinforces the importance of PICO Single Use NPWT and the si...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Collagenase Santyl(R) Ointment Advances Pressure Ulcers Through the Healing Process Faster, New Study Suggests
LONDON, May 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, welcomes the publication of a new research paper showing how pressure ulcers, when treated with Collagenase SANTYL... Biopharmaceuticals, Wound Care Smith & Nephew, Collagenase, SANTYL , pressure ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says UNISON
Chronic understaffing across the NHS is putting patient lives at risk, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nurses published today (Monday) at the start of its health conference in Liverpool. The 2017 survey found that the situation has not improved over the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents still saying wards are so understaffed that nurses cannot ensure safe, dignified and compassionate care. The report Ratios Not Rationing highlights how patient-to-nurse ratios are worst on wards for the acutely ill or injured. Here, more than two in five (41%) nurses are caring for eight or more peo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health care Health Care Service Group Conference 2017 NHS safe staffing Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA approvals to business expansion plans, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. BioTelemetry launches offer to acquire LifeWatch BioTelemetry and LifeWatch announced in an April 9 press release that the 2 companies have entered a transaction agreement that states BioTelemetry will launch a tender offer to acquire all shares of LifeWatch. The LifeWatch shareholders will receive either 10 Swiss francs in cash and 0.1457 shares of BioTelemetry stock per LifeWatch share or 8 Swiss francs in cash and 0.2175 shares of BioTelemetry stock per ...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Acelity BioTelemetry CollPlant LifeWatch MedTech Second Sight Sight Science Toshiba Medical Source Type: news

Gunshot injury paraplegics-a population dying a slow, irreversible, and expensive death-a viewpoint on preventing pressure ulcers - Chopra T, Kaye K, Sobel J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nurses at new specialist would care centre to trial app
A new specialist wound medicine centre, which recently opened in Kent, is to trial an innovative new digital application – or “app” – that should help nurses to monitor pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Senior Hampshire nurse recognised for tissue viability drive
Arlene Wellman, associate director of nursing at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is celebrating after winning a national award for a pressure ulcer reduction initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the Emergency Department The Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the Emergency Department
How common are pressure ulcers in the ED?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Exclusive: Coroner warns of tissue viability nurse shortage
A senior coroner has voiced serious concerns about a lack of tissue viability nurses in Bedfordshire, after investigating the death of an elderly woman who died from sepsis caused by infected pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod to expand chronic wound treatment device trial
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA approval to expand and launch a pivotal trial of its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device chronic wound treatment device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. E-Qure said it won conditional approval in October 2016 to conduct the safety stage of the trial, and that the FDA approved a request to increase the number of institutions in the safet...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

In hospital error report, a lot of lost samples
One of the most common "adverse events" tracked by Minnesota hospitals is a simple one: Losing track of tissue samples from patients. The Star Tribune crunches the numbers from the latest state report on hospital errors, which increased slightly overall from 2015. Hospitals use the data to spot areas where they can improve care and avoid basic mistakes. The biggest categories this year were mistakes causing pressure ulcers (aka bedsores) and falls, but the relatively new category of lost biological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data from a University of Missouri School of Medicine study indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vomiting and blood results 'may indicate pressure ulcer risk'
A quick check for the presence of four symptoms, along with age and laboratory blood results, could help nurses identify patients most likely to be at risk from pressure ulcers, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zinc-Coated Foam With NPWT for Treating Challenging Wounds Zinc-Coated Foam With NPWT for Treating Challenging Wounds
The use of zinc-coated foam in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy was shown to be a safe and effective option in the treatment of challenging wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS hospitals report ulcer reduction with scanner
A scanner device that can detect early damage that can lead to the formation of a pressure ulcer has been used successfully in NHS hospitals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BRH Medical Receives Patents in Both the USA and in China for Its Innovative Wound Healing Therapy
JERUSALEM, Nov. 8, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BRH Medical announced today that the USA and China issued patents for its innovative wound healing system for the treatment of Diabetic Leg Wounds, Venous Leg Ulcers, and Pressure Ulcers... Devices, Wound Care BRH Medical (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medic One Ambulance Discovers a Safer Way Lift
Location: Medic One Ambulance – Jonesboro, AR Provider:  Charles Jones, CCEMT-P, FP-C, AHLS Patient Event: Obese patient lying supine and in need of lift assistance > The Situation Immediately after training with the Binder Lift for the first time Charles Jones and his partner were dispatched on a 9-1-1 call that may have resulted in a much different outcome if dispatched an hour earlier. The patient was found lying supine on a bed located in the back room of an old mobile home. Three narrow doorways and three sharp turns stood between the patient and the stretcher. The patient had several comorbidi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 4, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news