Organizations across the world have been observing World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day on the third Thursday of the month since 2013. This year’s awareness programs will be held on Thursday, November 18. Led by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), the objective is to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention and to educate the public on this topic. Wounds Canada and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) are also part of the global campaign.
Pressure injuries cause intense pain and discomfort for millions of patients with reduced mobility each year. Thousands die from the injury. Healthcare costs rise dramatically when patients develop pressure wounds due to longer stays, increased medication and rehabilitation.
Current common best practices for pressure injury prevention include:
- Regular inspection of skin in at-risk areas
- Changing patient position regularly
- Healthy diet
- Pressure redistribution mattresses
Rehabtronics is on a mission to add Prelivia to this list. Prelivia is a patented neurostimulation technology that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promote healthy blood circulation and maintain tissue oxygenation all day long in people who are bedridden or chair bound. Clinical studies in humans are now underway to prove Prelivia’s effectiveness for pressure injury prevention.
“We’re excited to support Pressure Injury Prevention Day with the introduction of Prelivia, which is the first innovation to address the pathway of inadequate tissue perfusion and ischemic injury,” says Dr. Rahul Samant, CEO of Rehabtronics. “Prelivia’s proprietary neurostimulation is scientifically proven to continuously stimulate blood circulation and minimize tissue damage. It is a painless and economical device that takes a caregiver only minutes to apply and monitor. Current practices to prevent bed sores are time consuming, expensive and often ineffective.”
Prelivia pads are placed over at-risk areas. Prelivia works continuously 24/7 to increase local blood circulation and keep tissue healthy in bedridden and chair-bound patients.
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