Permobil will join healthcare professionals working hospitals, rehab centers and nursing facilities across the country and around the globe in observing Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, November 17, 2016. The day is part of an effort launched by National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in the United States.
As part of the recognition day, a special logo will be used on the company’s seating and positioning site. By clicking here or here, healthcare practitioners may download educational items such as a staging poster and a patient and caregiver guide. In addition, on that day, healthcare providers can take part in a webinar on pressure ulcers by going to this website: http://www.npuap.org/events/live-webinar-battling-biofilms/
As a member of NPUAP, Permobil has dedicated its efforts to research, science, engineering and manufacturing of air-cell-based cushions for 45 years. The knowledge gathered has advanced the understanding of the critical need for cushions that are adjustable, adaptable and durable to immerse, envelop, and protect the individual throughout the day and over time. ROHO ® cushions are the industry standard in skin and soft-tissue protection. For more information on products, go here.
“We are happy to be a part of the larger effort in drawing awareness to deep tissue injuries—especially considering that they are preventable by using air-cell based cushions, such as ROHO’s allow for immersion and envelopment for people using wheelchairs. Deep-tissue injuries account for $11,000,000,000 worth of health care expenses per year in the US alone according to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. DTI, or pressure ulcers are often preventable when wheelchair users and other chronic sitters are properly fitted with an appropriate cushion,” explained Kara Kopplin, Senior Director of Efficacy and Research.