Addressing the Challenge
Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury risks are magnified during surgery when anesthetized patients cannot feel pain or voluntarily adjust their position. Xodus Medical listens to patient advocates in the OR and develops positioning solutions that help mitigate those risks. Our products are carefully designed to help our customers comply with up-to-date AORN Patient Positioning Guidelines for pressure management and also prevent CMS Never Events related to HAPI formation.
By developing products that are unique, both in terms of design and material quality, Xodus Medical has become a trusted resource for clinicians seeking to enhance their HAPI prevention initiatives. Our positioning solutions offer unmatched levels of support, breathability, softness, moisture management, body-heat retention, etc. Additionally, we recognize the need to establish standards of care by surgical specialty, or even for a particular set of procedures. For example, rates of HAPI formation among Cardiac surgery patients are reported to be as high as 29%.* On a broader basis, procedures lasting longer than 2.5-3 hours are significantly more likely to cause skin and underlying tissue damage.* In addition to patient safety risks, HAPI formation burdens hospitals with treatment costs, ranging from $5,000 to $90,000 per incident.
We are committed to working with our customers in an effort to address the challenge of reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries and, ultimately, improving the safety and satisfaction of our patients.
*Nursing Management, 2017