Sustained Enhancement of Wound Care: The Role of Integrated Digital Technology in Consistently Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries within a Comprehensive Wound Care Program

May 16, 2024|Published Research

Sustained Enhancement of Wound Care: The Role of Integrated Digital Technology in Consistently Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries within a Comprehensive Wound Care Program

This poster was featured at SAWC Spring 2024 in Orlando, Florida.  

Authors: Hebe Tallah Mohammed, Monika Dahlin, Lisa Skutnik, Lee Preiss, Rob Fraser 

Introduction: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center launched a centralized wound care program to deliver scalable, standardized, high-quality wound care. To implement the innovative model of care, they partnered with Swift Medical to implement an AI-powered wound management platform. 

Objective and methods: This study assessed the impact of the full implementation of digital wound technology (Swift Skin & Wound) as part of a comprehensive wound care program on the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) over 6 months. 4,553 patients were included from June 2022 to September 2023. 

Results:  

  • Comparing the four months prior to the full implementation to the four months immediately preceding, there was an 11.2% reduction in HAPI rates. 
  • The continued implementation of the wound care program improved HAPI rates by 93% one year after full implementation, highlighting the importance of strict and continuous adherence for sustained and notable success. 

To learn more about the research conducted for this poster, or to speak with the Swift Medical team about digital wound care, contact us

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