The pressure ulcer category has been sponsored by Molnlycke Health Care
- The Virtual Conference celebrates one successful year
13 April 2012: Today is the one year anniversary of the launch of the Virtual Conference, showcasing recorded sessions and resources from Wounds International’s first conference held in Cape Town, South Africa last year.
- Pressure-relieving mattress prevents bed falls in UK
A new mattress, that prevents pressure ulcers and bed falls, has been approved for use by the Intellectual Property Office in the UK.
- Electric underwear to prevent pressure ulcers
A Canadian company has begun testing their new wound care technology, which sends electric currents through custom made undergarments, stimulating nerves and blood flow to prevent pressure ulcer development.
- Foam dressing prevents sacral pressure ulcer development
A recent study has shown that using silicone border foam dressing can prevent sacral pressure ulcer cases in intensive care units.
- First annual meeting on pressure ulcer technologies to be held in Israel
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) is holding the first annual meeting on ‘technological innovations in pressure ulcer diagnosis, prevention and treatment’ in Tel Aviv, Israel on the 16–17 April 2012.
- Monitoring wound fluid can indicate wound severity
A recent study has found that measuring the amount of uric acid present in wound fluid can help to distinguish the wound’s severity.
- Pressure ulcer risk heightened when foam pads used during prolonged surgery
A recent study has found that patients who are placed on a foam pad are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers during longer operations.
- Digital toolkit helps prevent pressure ulcers
A new downloadable toolkit has been developed that will help nurses prevent and manage pressure ulcers.
- Hong Kong’s first pressure ulcer prevention programme to reduce pressure ulcer prevalence
Hong Kong has launched its first ever pressure ulcer prevention programme to train non-licenced carers in nursing homes and ultimately reduce pressure ulcer prevalence.
- New lower price for the NPUAP/EPUAP pressure ulcer guidelines
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has marked down the price for their pressure ulcer guidelines by 25%.