The wireless, wearable LEAF Patient Monitoring System has monitored more than 60,000 patients with over 7 million hours of use, helping to reduce the economic and human costs of pressure injuries, according to Smith+Nephew, its distributor, in a media release.
“We’re proud that the LEAF System has reached this major milestone while driving improved patient outcomes and economic savings to healthcare systems. The LEAF System perfectly exemplifies Smith+Nephew’s purpose: using technology to take the limits off living, and to help medical professionals do the same. It is an important technology that improves the standard of care and curbs the growth rate of HAPIs.”
— Simon Fraser, President, Advanced Wound Management, Smith+Nephew
The LEAF System is designed to help measure turn frequency, turn angle and tissue recovery time to improve patient repositioning. It works by notifying staff when repositioning is needed according to the patient’s individualized turn schedule.
The FDA-cleared LEAF System monitors patient orientation and activity in bed-bound, chair-bound, and ambulatory patients. In addition, the LEAF System helps nurses prioritize patient care, improves unit workflow, and saves hospitals non-reimbursed costs associated with the treatment of pressure injuries, as well as rental bed costs, studies suggest.
In addition to the LEAF System, Smith+Nephew also offers ALLEVYN LIFE Dressings, which are multilayered and uniquely constructed to help protect intact skin as part of a pressure injury prevention protocol, and the SECURA range of skin care products, which help maintain skin integrity and hygiene, per the release.
[Source(s): Smith+Nephew, PR Newswire]
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