Aderma used to deliver a cost effective solution to pressure ulcer reduction


17th of December, 2010 Bookmark and Share
The evaluation at a large 78 bed nursing home involved training all staff in using best practices to deliver a cost effective solution to pressure ulcer reduction. The training encompassed caring for the older person’s skin, and involved sharing knowledge about the use of appropriate barrier creams, soap replacements and pressure relieving devices. Aderma® was identified as best practice in pressure relieving devices and was used in conjunction with the chosen barrier cream and soap substitute.

At the start of the evaluation 14% of the patients had an ongoing category 4 pressure ulcer with a daily treatment cost of £121; also over 33% had a history of pressure damage and were at very high risk of re-ulceration. These figures are in line with national averages. During the evaluation however, with the use of Aderma the average daily cost per patient to prevent a pressure ulcer was just 37p and none of the patients re-ulcerated.

This evaluation can be found online at www.aderma.info under “clinical”, other evaluations can also be found on the site including the evaluation at a large acute trust which resulted in an 87% reduction in pressure ulcer incidents with the use of Aderma®.

If you would like to sample the range and conduct an evaluation please visit the Aderma® website and request an evaluation. FPD Medical fully supports Trusts whilst conducting an evaluation.

To visit the resource centre please go to www.aderma.info

FPD Medical Ltd is also the proud platinum winner of the Nursing Times Product Awards 2010 with the entire Aderma® range.
Thank You to everyone who supported us.
Rebecca Silvers
Marketing Assitant at FPD Medical