Preventative Action, Read This Article

With the ever rising cost of healthcare it’s time for us to focus on prevention.  According to a study by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2004, about 159,000 U.S. nursing home residents (11%) had pressure ulcers;  stage 2 pressure ulcers being the most prevalent.  Thirty-five percent of nursing home residents with stage 2 or higher (more severe) pressure ulcers received special wound care services.  What this means for you as a healthcare provider is that you’re now focusing on reactive, costly measures instead of providing appropriate care.

Enter the Aeda Healthcare Aeria series of powered surfaces, all of which are Group II surfaces.  The Aeria 8 Pro  specifically is the product I’d like to highlight for you.  This mattress replacement system is constructed from 21 x 8 inch transverse cells that cyclically inflate and deflate in an alternating pattern.  Incorporating cell in cell design with a three cell alternation cycle and CPRrelease at both the control unit and head of the mattress the 8 Pro combines optimum user comfort with superior clinical performance.

The Aeria line by Aeda is fantastic at both preventing and healing pressure ulcers all the way up to and including stage IV wounds.  Contact your Grove representative directly or call into our office for pricing, it may be one of the best things you do for your facility and your patients.

The Healthcare Note by Grove Medical


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