Under the terms of a new distribution deal, Indianapolis-based EHOB, a provider of products associated with the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, will also provide the M.A.P Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping System (CBPM), manufactured by Wellsense, Nashville, Tenn.
According to Kevin Head, vice president of sales for Wellsense, the deal represents an important milestone that will expand the awareness and availability of the M.A.P System through EHOB’s sales and marketing network, and clinical teams. He says it will also provide another technology to EHOB that is favorable to what he describes as the company’s “already strong pressure ulcer prevention portfolio.”
“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with EHOB, allowing us to further advance our footprint within the US,” Head notes in a media release from EHOB.
According to a statement from EHOB, the M.A.P is designed to be used seamlessly on any support surface and allows caregivers to monitor and position patients using real-time pressure distribution data. Included in the system are the pressure sensing mat and monitor. The system’s instant feedback guides caregivers through effective repositioning interventions, and its optional alert allows caregivers to improve adherence to turning protocols.
“This innovative system provides instant insight that is effective in the prevention of pressure ulcers,” said Scott Rogers, president and COO of EHOB. “Coupling the system with our Waffle support surfaces will undoubtedly assist facilities in reducing the likelihood of pressure ulcer incidence.”
Wellsense is described in the EHOB media release as a firm that develops advanced sensor technology to create a flexible and affordable “intelligent textile” that visualizes real-time interface pressure readings. The technology aims to provide data caregivers can review as a real-time visual “map” of pressure distribution, and use that information to offload or redistribute pressure under a patient or resident. The technology is manufactured to enhance patient safety and dramatically reduce the likelihood of facility-acquired pressure ulcers.