We’re Getting Behind Stop Pressure Ulcer Day S.P.U.D.

November 10, 2017

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Trulife HQ is based in Ireland, and we adore using little nicknames for things here – if you were to ask any Irish person what a ‘Spud’ is they’d tell you it is a potato!!

In medical circles however, the term S.P.U.D. has a completely 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 joined forces to create a World-Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day which is marked each November. This year SPUD is taking place on November 16th.

2017 – Stop Pressure Ulcer Day


The primary goal of Stop Pressure Ulcer Day is to 100% eradicate pressure injuries. The central aim of this fantastic campaign is to create more awareness around pressure ulcers within the media, the general public and also with medical professionals. Of late the campaign has been very successful in driving this increased awareness.

Several events will be taking place around the world to pass on information by industry expert on the best possible ways to prevent pressure ulcers.

As part of SPUD 2017 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! It’s fantastic to be able to get behind such a worthwhile cause.

If anyone attending Medica has any questions about pressurecare, please drop by our Stand located at K21, Hall 5 and where you’ll be able to talk with a member of our team. The team will be handing out some free Gel Phone Mats – just another reason to stop by and join us in supporting the occasion!

If you or your organisation are interested in supporting SPUD and helping to raise awareness; there’s lots of support material for you on both the NPUAP and EPUAP websites.

Pressure Injuries

A pressure injury occurs when there is damage done 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 big strides being made to tackle pressure injuries, they unfortunately continue to be a very serious problem for patients. According to the NHS in the UK alone £3.8million is invested every day treating pressure injuries.

On a positive note big progress is being made and in most of cases, pressure injuries are almost entirely preventable:

However, there are still a several issues that still need to be taken under consideration:

Trulife Pressurecare

At Trulife we are 100% committed to providing the very best in pressurecare products to both patients and all healthcare systems so that pressure injuries can be entirely eradicated. Vast amounts of in-depth research have has gone into the development of the Pressurecare Range and we are committed to continue this investment.

Our pressurecare products significantly reduce the risk of injuries by redistributing the weight effectively thus providing excellent relief and comfort for patients.

If you require additional information, please take the time to contact us or to come talk to our team at Medica. It you would like arrange a meeting at Medica, please send us a short email and we will get contact you to confirm.

Download our 2017 Pressurecare Catalogue

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