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Pressure Ulcers

  • Experts Aim to Cut the Costs of Pressure Ulcers
    Pressure ulcers resulting from factors such as immobility by elderly patients and residents in hospitals and care homes can have serious medical consequences, requiring plastic surgery in extreme cases. Also, they pile huge extra costs on the healthcare system. Now research ...More
    January 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Experts Share Best Practices in Preventing Pressure Ulcers
    Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are a costly, adverse event. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel estimates that U.S. healthcare systems spend $11 billion treating each year treating pressure ulcers; the cost to treat each pressure ulcer and related complications ...More
    June 6, 2015 Posted in Articles
  • Nurse Researchers Receive Grants from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants, with total available funding of $160,000. This year, the association awards three AACN Impact Research Grants up to $50,000 each and the AACN-Sigma Theta Tau ...More
    April 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • 'Smart Bandage' Detects Pressure Ulcers Before They are Visible
    Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San ...More
    March 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • ACP Releases New Guidelines for Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers
    The American College of Physicians (ACP) today published two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in Annals of Internal Medicine for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Bedsores commonly occur in people with limited mobility, such as those in hospitals ...More
    March 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Pressure Ulcers: Tips for Treatment, Prevention
    Stage III and IV pressure ulcers, which cause significant patient morbidity and generate substantial treatment costs, are among the hospital-acquired conditions considered to be preventable by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These so-called "never" ...More
    July 13, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • Sage Products Sponsors Barbara Braden Symposium at WOCN Conference
    Sage Products LLC announces that it is the sponsor of a symposium by Barbara Braden, PhD,  RN, at the WOCN® Society’s 46th Annual Conference, to be held on June 23, 2014. Braden, who is the creator of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk, will ...More
    June 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Commonly Used Tool for Predicting Bedsores in Critically Ill Not Accurate, Study Finds
    A new study suggests that for the past few decades, pressure ulcers in ICU patients may have been either over- or undertreated due to a widely-used predictive tool that may not be sensitive enough for critically ill patients. Reviewing the electronic health records of 7,790 ...More
    March 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Announces Partnership with Sage Products
    The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) announces its expanded partnership with Sage Products. Together, WOCN® Society and Sage have formed the Partners in Prevention program, which provides wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses with tools and education ...More
    February 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins Review Throws Doubt on Wound Care Treatment
    A systematic review of 66 research papers focused on the treatment of skin ulcers suggests that most are so technically flawed that their results are unreliable. And even of those that pass muster, there is only weak evidence that some treatments work better than standard ...More
    December 24, 2013 Posted in News
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