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"Bedsores Be Gone™ an EZ Positioning Plates" makes frequent patient repositioning EZ task for the single caregiver.
Positioning patients every 2-3 hours places physical strain on the hands and wrists of caregivers which can lead to repetitive motion injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome.
To achieve the care objectives for progressive mobility and enhance care quality, patients require frequent repositioning; however, this necessary repositioning activity can increase both the patients’ and caregivers’ risk for injury.
Caregivers are often in awkward postures and at risk for overexertion when moving patients in bed, which can contribute to work related musculoskeletal disorders, wrist sprains, and other injuries. Research and clinical experiences have demonstrated that patient repositioning is one nursing task that exposes caregivers to a high risk of occupational injury.
Pressure injuries are a prevalent and devastating reality for the patient population, affecting as many as 2.5 million patients every year.
The implications of pressure injuries are significant for patients and include a decreased quality of life, extended hospital stay (averaging an increase of 7-10 days) and an increased rate of mortality. For healthcare facilities, care costs relating to pressure injuries are high, ranging from $20,900-$151,7005. Hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) are no longer covered by Medicare, leaving hospitals financially responsible. Medicare payment guidelines state that physicians must document pressure ulcers that are present on admission. Otherwise, Medicare will NOT pay the treatment costs of any pressure ulcers that progress to stage III or IV during hospitalization.
Kim Petrone, in “Pressure Ulcer Litigation: What is the Wound Center’s Liability,” describes the scope of the problem: "Estimates on the prevalence of pressure ulcers are noted to be 29% in home care, 28% in long-term care (LTC), and 15% in acute care. This equates to an incidence of 1-3 million people in the United States developing pressure ulcers each year, with two of every three ulcers occurring in those older than age 70. Pressure ulcers are highly litigated and are the second most common cause of civil suits alleging medical malpractice. The average settlement of a pressure ulcer lawsuit is $250,000...plaintiffs are favored in up to 87% of these cases."