Customers experience a wide variety of issues in wound care delivery that include:
The following case study examples are typical of what our customers experience after implementing BedSide and WoundManager.
The New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program (EMP) known by many as the “hospital without walls”, provides home health services to the people of New Brunswick in their homes and/or communities.
After the 6-month pilot program, the improvements to wound care included:
52% reduction in average cost to treat a wound
69% reduction in daily wound dressing changes
87% of staff said they would want to continue using it
We supported Interior Health's standardization by ensuring the most effective product and treatment methods were used at the right time. Results from this included decreased nursing visits, increased healing time and avoidance of costs associated with inappropriate use of products.
One example of this is with implementing venous compression as best practice. We enabled their specialists to identify when this treatment was more appropriate and to have this initiated more consistently.
Because venous leg ulcers can drain significantly, nursing visits are usually required every 2 days without compression and once/week with compression. They take approximately 12-16 weeks to heal.
9 patients without compression = 432 visits
Based on 12 weeks x 4 visits/week x 9 patients
9 patients with compression = 108 visits
Based on 12 weeks x 1 visit/week x 9 patients
This freed 324 visits to provide service to other patients in the region.
The number of wound ostomy specialists in this area extremely limited and they are unable to see all clients with complex wound care needs, particularly in rural and remote areas.
Wounds heal faster when a specialist is involved in their treatment
Wounds are costly to treat
It was imperative to make the best use of the resources available.
Their evaluation showed the following key strengths:
Clients' acceptance of this approach to wound care service delivery
A high degree of staff satisfaction using our software as a tool to improve the quality of wound management in the community
Efficient use of resources, allowing for increased access to the wound care specialist
Efficient use of resources, supporting best practices of the use of products
Decreased Hospitalization and Surgical Procedures
Surgical treatment avoidance study:
During the trial period a Revelstoke client was healed and a graft surgery was canceled
A client in the Kamloops community successfully healed two large ulcers and avoided surgery
There were decreased number of admissions to acute care and the Emergency room as complex wounds can be treated and infections controlled in the community more effectively.
Reduced length of stay at an acute care facility and discharge to community care as the confidence exists that a wound care specialist will be overseeing complex wounds (via the Pixalere software).
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