Trulife HQ is based in Ireland, and we love the little nicknames used for things here – if you ask any Irish person what a ‘Spud’ is they’d tell you it is a potato!! In medical circles though the term SPUD has a very different meaning – Stop Pressure Ulcer Day. The medical community, led by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, have come together to create a World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day which is highlighted each November. This year SPUD will be taking place on November 16th.
The main goal of Stop Pressure Ulcer Day is to completely eradicate pressure injuries. The aim of the campaign is to create awareness around pressure ulcers in the media, with the general public and with medical professionals, something it has been able to do successfully to date.
Events will be taking place around the world where information will be provided by industry on the best ways to avoid pressure ulcers.
This year the Trulife team will be attending Medica in Düsseldorf on the 16th November and we’ll be proudly wearing our Stop Pressure Ulcer Day t-shirts to help raise awareness and will have the logo on our stands banner!
If anyone has any questions about pressurecare, please call over to our Stand K21, Hall 5 and have a chat with one of our team. We’re also going to be giving away Gel Phone Mats – just another reason to stop by and help us support the day!
A pressure injury is when damage occurs to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. The injury can present as intact skin or as an open ulcer that is extremely painful. The pressure injury occurs from intense or prolonged pressure being put on the body. The tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by microclimate, nutrition, perfusion, co-morbidities and the condition of the soft tissue.
Despite significant progress in tackling pressure injuries, they remain a problem for many patients. According to the NHS in the UK alone £3.8million is invested each day to treat them.
The good news though is that progress is being made and in the vast majority of cases, pressure injuries are almost entirely preventable:
However there are still a considerable number of issue that needs to be addressed:
Trulife is committed to providing the very latest in pressure care products to both patients and healthcare systems so that pressure injuries can be eradicated. Vast amounts of in-depth research have gone into the development of the Pressurecare Range.
Download our 2017 Pressurecare Catalogue
Our products greatly reduce the risk of pressure injuries by redistributing the weight effectively, providing excellent relief and comfort for patients.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us or to come talk to us at our stand at Medica. It you want to arrange a meeting at Medica, please send us a short message with a suitable time.
Do you have a question about our products or services? Our dedicated staff is always here to help. Get in touch and we will revert to you as soon as possible. Thank you.