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Together, we can prevent pressure ulcers

Our prevention programme adds prophylactic dressings and efficient patient turning and positioning systems to existing prevention protocols. Each intervention is backed up with scientific and clinical evidence – plus we provide supporting educational and consultancy services.

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Pressure ulcers: a global cost too big to ignore

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.

References 

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.

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