Leading the way in prevention
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are common, costly and deadly. Pressure ulcers cause approximately 60,000 deaths annually in the U.S. and have an estimated cost of treatment ranging from $500 to $150,000 (USD).
Mӧlnlycke is committed to helping hospitals and caregivers eliminate pressure ulcers, with initiatives and support focused on science, clinical evidence and health economics.
The science behind pressure ulcer prevention
Repositioning and prophylactic dressings to protect high-risk patients are two strong recommendations in international pressure ulcer prevention guidelines.
Extensive research and innovative technology were employed to develop Mӧlnlycke’s pressure ulcer prevention solutions. Our turning and positioning solutions are uniquely designed to improve patient comfort while reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. Mepilex dressings, with their unique Deep Defense™ technology, play an important role in pressure ulcer prevention protocols.
Unmatched clinical evidence
Only Mӧlnlycke’s Mepilex Border dressings have more than 80 pieces of clinical evidence including five randomized clinical trials (RCTs) demonstrating the isolated effect of prophylactic dressings in preventing pressure ulcers.
This evidence includes three international clinical guideline documents which incorporate recommendations based on available research and expert opinion. Although the guidelines are not brand specific, the underlying clinical evidence only identifies Mepilex Border.
The economics of pressure ulcer prevention
Studies have shown that healthcare providers can realize substantial savings by investing in prevention strategies rather than paying to treat pressure ulcers.
Real-world health economic evidence for Mepilex Border Sacrum shows a $200,000-600,000 cost savings with $77 reduction in per patient treatment costs in a cohort of 1.03m patients.
The average academic medical center saw a reduction of 1 reportable pressure injury per quarter, saving 4 patients per year from serious pressure injury.
Deep Defense™ is a trademark of Mölnlycke Health Care.
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