‘Stop the Pressure’ is the message from pressure ulcer specialist Rober, which is showcasing its wide range of innovative mattresses in support of Worldwide STOP Pressure Ulcer Day at MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest healthcare technology exhibition.
Pressure ulcers are an increasing problem around the world. In the UK alone they affect over 700,000 people a year and add an estimated additional £4,000 ($7000) per ulcer onto each person’s care bill.
Pressure ulcers are also linked to prolonged hospitalisation, pain, social isolation and in worst cases, death, which is why UK-based company Rober highlights the importance of patients being treated on the right kind of mattress.
Technology used in Rober’s mattresses creates a ‘wave-like ripple effect’, specifically designed to replicate the body’s natural movements. In so doing this is thought to help eliminate pressure injuries , while delivering patient comfort and safety.
Designed in conjunction with healthcare professionals, the clinically proven, so-called three-cell cycle responds to a patient’s weight, spontaneous movement pattern and body position, providing enhanced comfort and complete pressure elimination at regular intervals.
As well as offering prevention against pressure ulcers, they also claim a therapeutic effect that promotes accelerated wound healing for those patients who already have, or have had a pressure ulcer in the past.
Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany from 16th – 19th November, Rober is using the international congress to raise the awareness of bed sores and highlight the solutions available to prevent injury to patients whilst they are immobile or bed bound.
Mike Hutson, Chief Executive of Rober, said: “Worldwide STOP the Pressure Day is all about reducing pressure ulcers around the world for patients, and this year we want to take this message to MEDICA and show how this can be achieved internationally.”
“Our technologies have been designed to offer maximum flexibility to patients who are at risk of pressure damage. They are effective and proven solutions in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and can be used in all everyday nursing and care environments to help ‘stop the pressure’.”