Invacare is supporting the global ‘Stop Pressure Ulcer Day’ taking place on the 21st November 2013. This is a day focused on preventing pressure ulcers in which industry, healthcare professionals, the public and media come together to help raise awareness of what many people are touched by every year.
Pressure ulcers are costly to the NHS and debilitating and painful for patients. As the patient population most at risk of developing pressure ulceration – the elderly and those with multiple comorbidities – increases in size, so too could the incidence and cost of pressure ulceration. It is not surprising therefore that the prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers is a key aim for all clinicians and organisations currently delivering patient care.
Working with you
Invacare will be supporting the following customers with their STOP Pressure Ulcer Day plans:
- Notthingham City Care Partnership
- Medway NHS Trust
- Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
- Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
Invacare has also provided a selection of educational support material such as ‘Quick Guides to Preventing Pressure Ulcers for Patients and Care’s and ‘Area’s at Risk of Pressure Ulcers’ posters to over 50 organisations throughout the UK. These include NHS Trusts, Community Equipment Loan stores and Care Homes.
Invacare employees are also behind STOP Pressure Ulcer Day with Senior Management, Warehouse staff and the Production team all getting involved (please see attachment).
Let’s raise awareness of pressure ulcers!
Invacare Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor for medical equipment used in the home. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes an extensive line of health care products for hospitals and non-acute care environments, including the home health care, retail, and extended care market. www.thinkpressurecare.co.uk