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ALLEVYN LIFE


ALLEVYN LIFE can help to prevent pressure ulcers in elderly patients with hip fracture

Adding ALLEVYN LIFE to standard preventative care has been proven in an independent study to reduce the incidence of sacral PUs in elderly patients with hip fracture by up to 71% compared with standard of care alone1

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Reducing hospital-acquired pressure injuries and the cost of prevention in the OR and ICU setting

Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers/ injuries requires identifying those at risk, implementing a comprehensive prevention plan and changing processes to sustain the culture of prevention2

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Positive patient outcomes when ALLEVYN LIFE is used for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment

Implementation of ALLEVYN LIFE as an addition to an existing pressure ulcer prevention protocol within a neurological care unit and for wound management in a medical activation unit3**

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Preventing sacral pressure ulcer development in the surgical patient population

Evaluation of silicone foam dressing  within a peri-operative area as part of an overall pressure ulcer prevention program.4**

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Pressure ulcer prevention plan for ICU patients

ALLEVYN LIFE was evaluated as part of a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention plan to reduce sacral/coccyx pressure ulcers in a 24 bed ICU5

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This information is intended for health care professionals only.

*The decision to use Smith & Nephew products should be made by a healthcare professional, in line with applicable local protocols.  Smith & Nephew products should always be used for the indications set out in the applicable instructions for use.
** Outcomes are part of a no-comparator case series

 
 

References

1 Forni C, D’Alessandro F, Gallerani P, et al. Effectiveness of using a new poly-urethane foam multi-layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fractures: A pragmatic randomised con-trolled trial. Int Wound J. 2018;1–8.
2 Sammon, M: Reducing Hospital-acquired pressure injuries and the cost of prevention in the OR and ICU setting. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2017
3 Clarke B. Positive patient outcomes: The use of a new silicone adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Poster presented at CAET 2013. 
4 Brendle T. Preventing sacral pressure ulcer development in the surgical patient population. Poster presented at OR manager Conference 2015.
5 Lisco C. Evaluation of a new silicone gel-adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing as part of a pressure ulcer prevention plan for ICU patients. Poster presented at 2013 WOCN Society Conference.

Leaf Patient Monitoring

Patients treated with Leaf Patient Monitoring System are 73% less likely to develop a pressure injury

A randomized control trial involving more than 1,200 patients and over 100,000 hours of data was analysed. The Leaf sensor was used to help ensure that patients were repositioned with sufficient frequency and quality. The optimized care delivery enabled by Leaf resulted in a significant reduction in hospital acquired pressure injuries1

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Wireless patient monitoring significantly improves the frequency and quality of patient turning

Patient movement data generated by Leaf enabled nurses to identify patients who were self-turning and those who were in need of assisted turns in this study. Wearable patient sensor technology allows providers to identify care disparities in real-time to help ensure delivery of a high-quality prevention program for all patients at risk for pressure injuries2**

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This information is intended for health care professionals only.

*The decision to use Smith & Nephew products should be made by a healthcare professional, in line with applicable local protocols.  Smith & Nephew products should always be used for the indications set out in the applicable instructions for use.
**Comparator group was a non intervention arm

 

References

1. Pickham, D. et al. Effect of a wearable patient sensor on care delivery for preventing pressure injuries in acutely ill adults: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial (LS-HAPI study). International Journal of Nursing Studies 80 (2018) 12-19.
2. Schutt SC, Tarver C, Pezzani M. Pilot study: Assessing the effect of continual position monitoring technology on compliance with patient turning protocols. Nursing Open. 2017;00:1–8.

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