Aderma Dermal Pad - New pressure relieving device showcased at EPUAP 2010

22nd of September, 2010 Bookmark and Share
FPD Medical Ltd - Aderma Dermal Pad - New pressure relieving device showcased at EPUAP 2010

The 13th Annual European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Meeting was held at the University of Birmingham on the 1-3 September 2010. EPUAP was created to lead and support all European countries in their efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. EPUAP’s mission statement reads -

"To provide the relief of persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, in particular through research and the education of the public"

The theme at this year’s meeting was “The Flourishing of Science to support Prevention and Healing”. It was hosted by some of the UK’s leading prevention and wound healing specialists with relevant topic areas to fulfil, on average, 9 hour days. Over 400 medical professionals were present indicating the high support behind the up and coming new science to support prevention and healing.

FPD Medical CEO, Dr Craig Barson, gives his insight into EPUAP and the reasons behind the relationship between FPD Medical and EPUAP -

“EPUAP is the recognised body for the idea of preventing pressure ulcers, where members share knowledge and new science / medical device breakthroughs amongst nursing professionals.At FPD Medical our philosophy with Aderma is the prevention of pressure ulcers, which is an exact representation of EPUAP’s purpose therefore our commitment to EPUAP was well-founded. “

Aderma Dermal Pads help prevent the formation of Pressure Ulcers and as such were of great interest to many of the delegates at the EPAUP conference. The Aderma Dermal Pad brand covers a range of products including heels, sacrums, strips and squares. Working with healthcare professionals Aderma was designed to meet all pressure area care needs and all dermal pads have multiple uses on different areas of the body.
In 2008 an evaluation in one NHS acute trust saw Aderma reduce pressure ulcers by 87%. The evaluation was carried out in 4 wards at a large acute hospital, ran for 3 months and compared pressure ulcers with and without the Aderma product. As a direct result of using Aderma the hospital saved £125K in the 3 months, equivalent to half a million over the full year. If these results were replicated throughout the NHS a saving of up to £1.7 billion could be achieved.
The Aderma Dermal Pad brand is also proud to have been shortlisted in this year’s Nursing Times Product Award 2010. Winners will be announced at the awards evening on the 3rd November 2010, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

“This year the entries have shown more commitment to quality, safer care and professionalism than ever before and our judges have had a tough task to narrow down the entries to the extremely deserving shortlist.”

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