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25 % of long-term care residents will develop a pressure ulcer within their rst 2 years of stay. Sources: | A chronic problem The cost of individual patient care ranges from $ 20,900 to $ 151,700 per pressure ulcer. Consistency is crucial Approximately 60,000 patients die as a direct result of a pressure ulcer each year. The measurement of a wound, and documenting its size over time, is the only estimate that can be used to accurately predict healing. A reduction in wound area of 30% within 2-4 weeks indicates ecacy of treatment. The most common tool for measuring a wound's surface is a ruler. Other barriers for attaining accurate wound measurements include: Studies have shown that this technique overestimates the wound size by 10 - 40%. The precise measurement of wounds will facilitate the predictive value of healing and treatment ecacy, which helps drive improved resident and wound outcomes. Providers saw a 30% reduction in wound healing time when using electronic wound management technologies. Access to consistent and accurate resident documentation gives providers a wound care program that sets them apart from competitors. How technology can help Appropriate denition of the wound boundary. Wound exibility in undermined or deep wounds. Natural curvatures of the human body. ! Skin and wound care can be a major pain for skilled nursing facilities. The care delivered is highly regulated by CMS and treatment is cost and resource intensive. Thus, the pressure is on for providers to deliver better treatment and care management. How technology eases the pain of skin and wound care Learn how PointClickCare's Skin and Wound solution can help you. Read more about our other innovative senior care technologies To achieve accurate and consistent documentation of wound progress, providers are leveraging mobile technology.

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