“Reducing pressure ulcers can help tackle the £1.4 and £2.1 billion per year of estimated costs associated with treatment for the NHS”

PrintSidhil have launched a groundbreaking innovation to fight against pressure ulcers with their Monitor, Alert and Protect (M.A.P) system. MAP is the UK’s first continuous beside pressure monitoring system which can be used in conjunction with almost any mattress system to provide 24/7 data on pressure levels developing between the patient and the support surface.

Reducing pressure ulcers can help tackle the £1.4 and £2.1 billion per year of estimated costs associated with treatment for the NHS. Whilst developing dynamic therapy mattress systems have made an important contribution here, nursing staff have not had a tool capable of distinguishing accurately between high and low pressures or assessing the effectiveness of their interventions.

The MAP system aims to change that. The intelligent pressure distribution monitoring system uses a pressure sensing mat to identify high and low pressure areas between the patient and the support surface. The outer layer of this mat consists of a medical grade biocompatible material which houses thousands of sensing points capable of imaging the body of the patient lying on the support surface.

This information is sent to a monitor attached to the mat and displayed as a real time, colour coded high resolution image with areas of high pressure clearly delineated in red and orange, whilst lower pressure areas are shown as green and blue.

This real time visual ‘pressure map’ gives care staff accurate detail on each individual patient, enabling them to alter the patient’s position accordingly to reduce pressure and reduce the potential for pressure ulcers.

The M.A.P pressure sensing mat is suitable for use with patients of different weights and sizes, even bariatric cases. The system incorporates a simple touch screen interface to implement customised settings and audible alerts and is available both the rent and for sale from Sidhil.

The purchase price is believed to be less than the cost of treating one Grade 1 pressure ulcer.

To find out more information, contact 01422 233000 or visit the website HERE

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