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The advanced skin care offered through InterMedical Supplies goes beyond topical treatments and attempts to understand the skin itself. With our exclusive Remedy® skin care line, the mission is to deliver vital nutrients to the skin that help keep it strong and healthy, and helps maintain the structure and integrity of already compromised skin. We offer a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, skin protectants and antifungals to help protect and treat the largest organ of the body. Along with exceptional products, we also offer educational packaging and programs. Our Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (PUPP), Compass and Hand Hygiene programs are designed to address and meet the challenges of pressure ulcer and wound care prevention, and hand hygiene compliance.
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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers By Implementing a Skin Care Regimen* – Evaluating Cost and Outcomes
Shannon RJ, Coombs M, Chakravarthy D. Reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers with a silicone-based dermal nourishing emollient skin care regimen in a hospital medical unit – evaluating the cost and consequences. Advances in Wound and Skin Care. Accepted for publication in 2009.
The aim of this evaluation was to determine the effect of a Silicone-Based Dermal Nourishing Emollient (SBDNE) regimen on
the reduction of pressure ulcers and costs in a hospital medical unit.
• A hospital in the western region of the United States measured hospital-acquired prevalence rates of pressure ulcers in
patients from May 2006 to December 2007.
• A retrospective, longitudinal design is used to examine the changes in pressure ulcer prevalence rates and the economic effect of introducing a silicone-based dermal nourishing emollient regimen into an existing pressure ulcer prevention protocol.
• A comparison using parametric and non-parametric methods was used to determine statistical differences in the likelihood of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers before and after implementation of SBDNE.
• Cost estimates from the literature are used to estimate the economic impact of pressure ulcer treatment before and after the implementation of SBDNE.
A multi-brand skin care regimen was replaced by a single-brand skin care regimen of products containing SBDNE. After this single-brand regimen was introduced into an existing pressure ulcer prevention program, the incidence of hospital-acquiredpressure ulcers fell to 0 percent after 8 months.