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Supporting Pressure Injury Closure Using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

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Pressure injuries are prevalent across all wound care settings, especially in long-term care among at-risk patients. These injuries have both a high incidence and a major impact on patients’ clinical outcomes. They are also extremely costly and create liability issues for health care providers and facilities. To achieve best outcomes, therapeutic interventions that result in wound closure should be implemented as soon as possible.

This guide provides a clear overview of the epidemiology, etiology, staging and classification, and complications of pressure injuries. The discussion then turns to negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), which has shown to be effective in the treatment of in pressure injuries by promoting wound closure.

This informative guide, sponsored by NPWT provider Medela Healthcare, contains practical information for wound care professionals on pressure injuries, as well as the principles, mechanisms, and benefits of NPWT.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Importance of proper documentation
Turning and positioning of patients
Pressure injury risk assessments
Unavoidable pressure injuries
Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for pressure injuries
Pain and suffering allegations

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Medela Healthcare

Pressure injuries are prevalent across all wound care settings, especially in long-term care among at-risk patients. These injuries have both a high incidence and a major impact on patients’ clinical outcomes. They are also extremely costly and create liability issues for health care providers and facilities. To achieve best outcomes, therapeutic interventions that result in wound closure should be implemented as soon as possible.

This guide provides a clear overview of the epidemiology, etiology, staging and classification, and complications of pressure injuries. The discussion then turns to negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), which has shown to be effective in the treatment of in pressure injuries by promoting wound closure.

This informative guide, sponsored by NPWT provider Medela Healthcare, contains practical information for wound care professionals on pressure injuries, as well as the principles, mechanisms, and benefits of NPWT.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Importance of proper documentation
Turning and positioning of patients
Pressure injury risk assessments
Unavoidable pressure injuries
Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for pressure injuries
Pain and suffering allegations

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Medela Healthcare

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