Clinical Impact

“Turning” to technology: Reducing pressure injury incidence in critical care with turn cueing

Learn about the relationship between low adherence to turn protocols and the growing number of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) -- and how the LEAF System has been shown to help, both clinically and financially.

“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 nursing-sensitive metric.

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.

"Turning" to technology: Reducing pressure injury incidence in critical care with turn cueing

Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) continue to rise despite progress made in reducing all other hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). See how turn cueing helped a critical care unit at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Risk of readmissions, mortality, and hospital-acquired conditions across hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) stages in a US National Hospital Discharge database

This analysis of US hospital discharge records shows how preventing pressure injuries can help reduce unreimbursed treatment expenditures, reduce length of stay, minimize readmissions, prevent associated complications, and improve overall outcomes for their patients.

Documentation of patient repositioning events: Comparison of Electronic Medical Record documentation and accelerometer-based sensors

This study of turning documentation methods showed how wearable sensors, which record turning automatically, resulted in documentation that was 9x more frequent than that of manual EHR flowsheets.

Using turn cueing technology to reduce HAPIs in LTACH: Pilot results

This four-month pilot study demonstrated a 94% reduction in the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries through the use of wearable sensors to cue patient turns, along with an estimated ROI of more than $370,000.

Innovating pressure injury prevention with a wearable technology

Find out how an innovative wearable sensor system is changing the pressure injury prevention landscape.

Pressure Injury Prevention Guideline Offers Sweeping Recommendations to Protect Patients

Recently updated international clinical practice guidelines recommend several important new strategies to combat HAPIs, including patient repositioning using tools such as wireless patient monitoring systems.

Pilot study: Assessing the effect of continual position monitoring technology on compliance with patient turning protocols

Turn protocol compliance improved from 64% at baseline to 98% after implementation of the LEAF Patient Monitoring System, as this study demonstrates.