Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) October 07, 2012
Presence Health, which provides healthcare services in the Chicago area, and WoundRounds®, the point-of-care wound management software and prevention solution, were featured in a clinical study on wound care presented at the 4th Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall (SAWC) poster session.
During the seven month study, Presence Heritage Village, a 51-bed skilled nursing facility, was able to decrease the incidence of facility-acquired pressure ulcers by over 80%. According to the study, this significant and sustained decrease may be attributable to improved documentation and communication among the care team using the WoundRounds electronic wound documentation system. A copy of the poster may be downloaded at http://www.woundrounds.com/woundrounds-clinicals---sawc-presentation/
“This study validates what we’ve been hearing from customers,” says Mike Diamond, CEO of WoundRounds. “WoundRounds users report that the point-of-care system not only empowers nurses to deliver better wound care in less time, but also helps facilities reduce risk and liability,” adds Diamond.
Beth Florczak, MS, RN, WCC, RAC-CT, Director of Quality for Presence Life Connections, was the principal investigator for the study. Florczak says, “Conducting this study demonstrated that WoundRounds helped our clinicians to sustainably reduce pressure ulcers. Today, Presence uses the WoundRounds system across ten skilled nursing facilities.”
Presence Heritage Village was featured in a previous study, published in March 2012 in Ostomy Wound Management. According to that clinical study, WoundRounds increased wound care management efficiency and effectiveness, and was easier for nurses to use than conventional wound documentation systems.
About Presence Health
Presence Health is a new healthcare system formed by the merger of Provena Health of Mokena, IL, and Resurrection Health Care of Chicago, IL. Presence Health is the largest Catholic health provider based in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 29 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. The new ministry is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. http://www.provenaresurrection.org
WoundRounds is the point-of-care wound management and prevention solution that empowers nurses to deliver better wound care in less time. Users of WoundRounds report time savings, reduction in facility-acquired pressure ulcers, lower wound care costs, decreased rehospitalizations, and reduced risk and liability. In short, WoundRounds helps healthcare providers do more with less. http://www.woundrounds.com