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The Clinical and Financial Burden of Pressure Injuries

The Clinical and Financial Burden of Pressure Injuries

In support of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day on November 18, Rehabtronics is pleased to release our whitepaper on the clinical and financial burden of pressure injuries.

Millions of bedridden and chair bound patients with reduced mobility suffer from pressure injuries each year and thousands die. Wounds caused by prolonged pressure generally occur on bony areas of the body such as the tailbone and heels and affect older, hospitalized adults with limited mobility and sensation.

Download the whitepaper to learn about:

  • The six classifications of pressure injuries
  • The risk factors using the Braden Scale
  • Common pressure injury complications
  • Burdens on healthcare and nursing teams in particular
  • Prevention strategies

ABOUT REHABTRONICS

Rehabtronics develops medical devices that restore function and improve the lives of people who are paralyzed or immobile.  The company’s newest product, Prelivia, is designed to increase blood circulation and reduce tissue damage , often seen in pressure injuries, one of the deadliest hospital-acquired injuries. Its rehabilitation devices are used globally to help people recover movement after central or peripheral nervous system injury or disease.  Founded in 2003 as a spinoff from the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Alberta, Rehabtronics is dedicated to bringing neuroscience discoveries into clinical practice.

Neena Rahemtulla