System for pressure injuries studied

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Patients wearing the Leaf wireless monitoring system were 73% less likely to develop a pressure injury, according to a new study.

Researchers at Stanford Health Care looked at whether the Leaf sensor ensured patients were repositioned with frequency and quality, and monitor all patient movements.

"This large, randomized, controlled trial confirms what has been demonstrated in smaller studies and is consistent with real-world customer experience," said Leaf Healthcare CEO and co-founder Barrett Larson.  "This study is an important step towards redefining the standard of care for pressure injury prevention."

Results appeared in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Previous studies have indicated the Leaf System can help nurses prioritize patient care and improve caregiver workflow, as well as save on non-reimbursed costs related to pressure injuries.

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