Hospitals deploying the Leaf Patient Monitoring System experience a significant decrease in pressure injury rates, improved patient outcomes, and reduced costs, suggests Leaf Healthcare, in a new whitepaper.

The whitepaper, “New Technology Reduces Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries,” is available on the Leaf Healthcare website.

As noted in the whitepaper, per a media release from Leaf Healthcare, an analysis of more than 10,000 patients monitored by the Leaf system notes that average adherence with turning/mobility protocols quickly rose by over 65%; pressure injury rates in Leaf-monitored patients decreased by 75%; nurses reported the Leaf system helped to prioritize patient care and 75% said it improved unit workflow; and hospitals saved non-reimbursed costs associated with the treatment of pressure injuries, as well as equipment rental costs.

“The data we are seeing is compelling. The Leaf system has consistently increased the efficacy of patient turning protocols, which translates into improved patient outcomes,” says Barrett Larson, co-founder and CEO of Leaf, in the release. “From the moment a Leaf sensor is applied, the system helps ensure that patients move sufficiently to prevent costly and painful pressure injuries.”

The Leaf System is designed to track patient movement and activity in bed-bound, chair-bound, and ambulatory patients. It functions to electronically monitor patients’ mobility and automatically document their progress along a prescribed mobility protocol.

[Source(s): Leaf Healthcare, PR Newswire]