More than 2.5 million patients per year are impacted by pressure injuries in the United States.
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel defines a pressure injury as localized tissue damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, typically over a bony prominence due to pressure, shear, friction, or a combination of these factors.3
It is paramount for Acute Care and Long Term facilities to have effective offloading solutions that work for all risk levels to help treat and prevent pressure injuries.
Average Cost to Treat
Stage 1 to 4 Pressure Injuries3
are the 2nd Most Common HAPI3
(Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury)
Annual Spend on Prevention6
(300 Bed Hospital)
Average Lawsuit Settlement5
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