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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology

Medtronic plc announced it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology.

CBET Announces Purdue Partnership at MD Expo

Purdue University is pairing its online courses to prepare health care professionals for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam with an externship program that gets them the 400 hours of experiential learning they must have to take the exam and become certified.

Avidicare Launches Opragon in a Box

Opragon In a Box is an all-in-one health care ventilation system that creates an ultra-clean zone for infection sensitive surgery.

EarthSafe Launches EvaClean Disposable Surface Disinfection Wipes

EarthSafe has enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the addition of the EvaClean Dry Wipes System.

Study: Leaf System Offers Protection Against Pressure Injuries

A new clinical study by researchers at Stanford Health Care looked at whether a wearable patient sensor could improve patient outcomes. The study, “Effect of a wearable patient sensor on care delivery for preventing pressure injuries in acutely ill adults: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial (LS-HAPI study)” is available in the current online issue of International Journal of Nursing Studies. The study found that patients randomized to be treated by Leaf were 73 percent less likely to develop a pressure injury. The optimized care delivery enabled by Leaf translated into a significant reduction in hospital-acquired pressure injuries. The study can be found through PubMed.

The investigator-initiated, prospective, blinded, randomized, controlled trial involved over 1,200 patients and over 100,000 hours of data was analyzed. Patients were randomized to either a treatment or control group. In the treatment group, the Leaf sensor was used to help ensure that patients were repositioned with sufficient frequency and quality. The Leaf sensor continuously monitors all patient movements and is designed to notify providers if repositioning is required to prevent a pressure injury. The sensor seamlessly monitors patient position and activity, regardless of whether they are in bed, a chair, or ambulating.

Several studies have shown the Leaf System improves patient turning/mobility, reduces pressure injury rates, helps nurses prioritize patient care, improve caregiver workflow, and saves hospitals non-reimbursed costs associated with the treatment of pressure injuries.

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