Every year, more than 2.5 million people in the United States suffer from pressure injuries, also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers. One in 40 of these people die. Patients who survive suffer in hospital longer and place additional pressure on care givers. These numbers are similar worldwide.
That’s why we’re excited about Prelivia, which 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.
Contact us if you’re interested in participating in our Prelivia Early Access Program to bring Prelivia to your hospital or care facility.
To safeguard a patient from pressure injuries (bed sores), it takes a caregiver only minutes to apply and activate Prelivia. Simply apply electrodes onto the skin of the patient’s at-risk area. Our proprietary electrodes, deliver intermittent electrical stimulation to the tissue once activated with a wireless stimulator device. Tissue stimulation is painless for the patient.
Unlike other systems that deliver electrical impulses, Prelivia delivers stimulation continuously without fatiguing muscles. Since there are no time restrictions, Prelivia can be used 24/7 to keep tissue healthy in bedridden and chair-bound patients.
First introduced by Florence Nightingale in 1850, physically repositioning people who can’t move themselves is one of the most prevalent measures currently used to prevent pressure injuries (bed sores). This practice takes significant time and is considered a leading cause of work-related injuries. Some health care facilities invest in expensive mattresses made of foam, air or gel that are designed to redistribute pressure in bony areas. However, they fail to bring blood, oxygen and nutrients to tissue. Prelivia is the first technology clinically proven to prevent pressure injuries (bed sores) from forming.
|Patient Turning and Sensors||Mattress and Specialty Beds||Prelivia|
|Temporary pressure relief|
|Restore blood circulation|
|Increase tissue oxygenation|