Clinical evidence

The proven leader in turn protocol improvement + HAPI reduction

The LEAF System is backed by a wealth of evidence – including more than a hundred clinical studies – demonstrating:

  • Improvement in turn quality or protocol adherence
  • Reduced risk of developing HAPIs compared with standard care
  • Reduced costs related to HAPIs compared with standard care
  • Help in mitigating disparity in care around:
    • Nursing shifts
    • Patient characteristics such as BMI and ventilator status
  • Help improving teamwork, workflow prioritization and communication, which is evident in nurse surveys

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The compendium includes evidence supporting the LEAF System’s impact on:

HAPI reduction

Significantly reduced risk of pressure injuries by 94% (Compared with standard of care [p<0.02])23

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Turn protocol adherence

Increase in turn protocol adherence rate from national average 52% to 77% – a relative increase of 48%24

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Return on investment

Projected annual savings of $6,621,113 due to 77% reduction of HAPIs25

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7M hours of data from 60K+ patients: LEAF Patient Monitoring System helps reduce the incidence of HAPIs

Wireless, wearable patient monitoring technology suggests the nation’s hospitals could avoid billions of dollars inpatient treatment costs by preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries.

St. Francis Medical Center Implements Wireless Patient-Wearable Sensor as a Tool to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

Trenton, NJ—Patients with impaired mobility are especially susceptible to pressure injuries, sometimes called bed sores. These painful injuries develop when there is unrelieved…

Seven million hours of patient data shows that Smith+Nephew’s wireless, wearable LEAF◊ Patient Monitoring System helps prevent hospital-acquired pressure injuries

April 13, 2021

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce that its wireless, wearable LEAF Patient Monitoring System…

Action News ABC 6 Highlights LEAF System Impact on New Jersey Hospital

July 2018

ABC News 6 in Delaware Valley highlighted the impact of the LEAF Patient Monitoring System at Lourdes Health System in Camden, New Jersey, citing a 75% decrease…

“Turning” to Technology: Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries in Critical Care with Visual Turn Cueing

This study shows how investing in technology such as the LEAF Patient Monitoring System can transform nursing team adherence with turning protocols, strengthen patient outcomes and improve a…