Improve your Organization’s Financial Performance by Detecting Pressure Injuries Earlier with the Swift Ray 1
For an average 300-bed hospital, pressure injuries (PIs) result in $2,000,000 lost revenue per year. Roughly 1 in 3 malpractice claims are from a failure to properly diagnose PIs and plaintiffs are favored in 87% of PI lawsuits. ¹ Despite this, PIs continue to occur in 6-18% of hospitalized patients.²
PIs are considered a preventable condition because the associated risk factors that lead to them can be identified in advance using tools like the Braden Score. The National Quality Forum identified the development of a severe PI as a reportable event that will not receive reimbursement from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services if not properly identified and documented on admission.³
The Swift Ray 1 changes how and when you can detect pressure injuries. Today, the only practical method to find DTIs is to visually inspect the body for discoloration which can be incredibly challenging, especially on dark pigmented skin where signs of redness and discoloration are further obscured. By taking a thermal image of the patient with the Swift Ray 1, clinicians can see emerging pressure injuries that are invisible to the naked eye and prevent them from deteriorating.
The operational benefits of the Swift Ray 1 include:
The Swift Ray 1 is available bundled with our leading Swift Skin and Wound EMR-integrated digital platform.
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² Li, Z., Lin, F., Thalib, L., and Chaboyer, W. (2020). Global prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in hospitalised adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud 105, 103546. doi:10.1016/j. ijnurstu.2020.103546.
³ Aydin, C., Donaldson, N., Stotts, N. A., Fridman, M., and Brown, D. S. (2015). Modeling hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence on medical-surgical units: nurse workload, expertise, and clinical processes of care. Health Serv Res 50, 351–373. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12244.