Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day – Spotlight on Australia

Pressure injuries are considered a preventable condition in Australia and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2012) requires health service organisations to implement evidence-based systems to prevent them. This week to celebrate Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to its Australian partners to find out more.

Stopping the pressure globally: Greece and Switzerland

Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is taking place on November 16th, 2017. Organised by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), its objective is to increase global understanding of pressure injury prevention through education. This week to help raise awareness, dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to a few of its international partners to find out more.

Stopping the pressure globally: Rober talks ‘pressure injuries’ with its German partner

November 16th, 2017 is Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. Organised by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), its objective is to increase global understanding of pressure injury prevention through education. To help raise awareness dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to its German partners to find out more.

Mike Hutson talks about his commitment to ‘stop the pressure’

UK pressure ulcer prevention specialist, Rober is dedicated to preventing and eliminating pressure injuries. The company has developed a series of mattresses that stop the skin from being damaged by pressure. Managing Director, Mike Hutson explains more about the technology and his continued commitment to provide patient care and comfort.

Why do people get pressure ulcers?

When people have health conditions that make it difficult for them to move they become at risk of pressure ulcers. This is especially the case for anyone who is confined to lying in a bed or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Pressure ulcers can form anywhere on the body, but contact areas that are not covered by a large amount of body fat are most vulnerable. This includes body parts such as shoulders, elbows, back of the head, ears, knees, ankles, heels or toes or spine. Most especially it includes those parts that are in contact with the bed or wheelchair.

Pressure ulcer prevention to fit the bill

 

There are compelling economic arguments for healthcare providers to invest in pressure ulcer prevention. Pressure ulcers dramatically increase the cost of each patient’s care bill, studies showing that each ulcer adds an additional £4,000 onto the overall care costs of a patient. Consequences for the patient include prolonged hospitalisation, pain, social isolation and in worst cases, death.