Pressure ulcer prevention research
Recent studies carried out around the world have demonstrated the effectiveness of Mepilex® Border dressings in preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.Read about PU study results
Prevention expert opinions
A robust global conversation has been taking place ever since it was discovered that the use of some foam dressings – as a preventative measure – can be an effective inclusion in pressure ulcer (PU) prevention programmes. Many patients and hospitals have now been saved from unnecessary pain and suffering – and cost.
It’s encouraging that the message has spread so widely. More hospitals are introducing PU prevention programmes including the use of foam dressings, and are achieving great results. But there’s still work to be done. Sharing PU prevention information is as important as ever – and some of the world’s leading PU prevention experts are leading the way, generously passing on everything they learn.
Here are some common questions about pressure ulcers and how to prevent them, answered by the experts.Watch experts' findings
Did you know that around the world almost 8.5 million pressure ulcers occur in hospitals each year?
Annually, this causes USD 11 billion of pressure ulcer expenses. What’s more shocking is that many of these pressure ulcers and costs can be avoided. We can prevent unnecessary patient suffering – and at Mölnlycke, we’re doing something about it.
Imagine if hospitals could reduce their pressure ulcer rates by more than 80%1. What would that mean for patient safety and satisfaction? And what about staff efficiency and quality of care? Could it also advance a hospital’s reputation?
Our Mölnlycke® Prevention Programme equips healthcare professionals with knowledge, solutions and support – we make it easy to implement additional protocols in any existing prevention programmes. So hospitals can significantly reduce the rate of pressure ulcers and drive towards ambitious performance goals. It’s all about adopting best practice to save patients from unnecessary suffering. And reducing the waste of avoidable costs.
1. Kalowes, P., Messina, V., Li, M. Five-layered soft silicone foam dressing to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care 2016;25(6):e108-e119.