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What are pressure injuries?
Pressure injuries are known by a variety of terms: pressure sores, decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, bedsores, or wounds. The Kalogon Smart Cushion is designed to create an environment that helps to prevent and heal pressure injuries.
Why is developing a product for pressure injuries so important?
Pressure injuries are painful and more than 60,000 people die in the U.S. each year from pressure injuries, which is more than colon, breast, or prostate cancer. The costs of treating a single PI in the US can range from $37,800 to $70,000 depending on severity, with total costs for treating pressure injuries in US healthcare facilities estimated at $11 billion annually.
Who gets pressure injuries?
People who use wheelchairs and people who sit for long periods of time. Pressure injuries are one of the leading preventable causes of death. Pressure injuries can quickly and dramatically reduce a person’s quality of life as they often require that a person remain in bed to remove pressure.
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