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Clinical Evidence

Our technology has been clinically validated in over 30 evidence-based studies and published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Recently, an Independent Study conducted by Johns Hopkins identified and reviewed 1,866 articles related to pressure ulcer prevention, published from January '05 to January '16. The researchers determined that only 2 of those studies met the inclusion criteria for Meta-analysis. Both from Wellsense.


Published Studies

Meta-analysis

Walia G et al. Efficacy of Monitoring Devices in Support of Prevention of Pressure Injuries: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 2016; 29(12): 567-574.

Prospective, Controlled Trial

Behrendt R, et al. Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping and Rates of Hospital-Associated Pressure Ulcers in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. Am J Critical Care. 2014; 23(2): 127-133.

Prospective

Gammon H, et al. Self-Turning for Pressure Injury Prevention. Wound Medicine. 2016; 12: 15-18.

Retrospective

Siddiqui A, et al. A Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping System for Prevention of Pressure Ulcer Development in the ICU: a Retrospective Analysis. Wounds. 2013; 25: 333-339.

Quantitative

Gunningberg L, Carli C. Reduced Pressure for Fewer Pressure Ulcers: Can Real-Time Feedback of Interface Pressure Optimise Repositioning in Bed? Int Wound Journal. 2014; doi: 10.1111/iwj.12374

Gunningberg L, Poder U, Carli C. Facilitating Student Nurses’ Learning by Real-Time Feedback of Positioning to Avoid Pressure Ulcers – Evaluation of Clinical Simulation. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2016; 6(1):1-8.

Qualitative

Spear M, Thurman, K. Real-time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring with a Fluid Immersion Simulation Support Surface Show Clinical and Financial Benefits for Flap Management. Plastic Surgical Nursing. Jan/Mar 2017; 37(1): 39–44.

Observational

Scott RG and Thurman KM. Visual Feedback of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping to Optimize Effective Patient Repositioning. Advances in Wound Care. 2014; 3(5): 376-382.

Pompeo MQ. Pressure Map Technology for Pressure Ulcer Patients: Can We Handle the Truth? Wounds. 2013; 25(2): 34-40.

Thurman, K; Wickard, S. Take the Pressure Out of Pressure Ulcers. Long-Term Living. 2011 October; 60(10): 22-23.

Hulton, L; Olsson, E; Carli, C; Gunningberg, L. Pressure Mapping in Elderly Care: A Tool to Increase Pressure Injury Knowledge and Awareness Among Staff. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. Mar/Apr 2017; 44(2): 142-147.


Posters

  • Abell A, Clinton C. Implementing a Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping System to Enhance a Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Healing Program. Atlanta, GA: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, April 2012.
  • Behrendt R, Kelley J, and Siddiqui A. Understanding and Treating DTI. Las Vegas, NV: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Las Vegas, NV, October 2011.
  • Britt A, Brynt E, Russell K, and Russell A. Utilizing Bedside Visual Feedback to Enhance Effective Repositioning. Las Vegas: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, October 2011.
  • Coleman D, Thurman K. Implementing Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping Cost-Effectively into a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Coleman D, Swisher L, Thurman K. The Impact of “Micro-shifts” and Airbed Adjustments with the Use of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Dean, D and Buell, L. Enhancing Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Healing Through Monitoring and Repositioning with Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Atlanta GA: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, April 2012.

  • Edwards J, Scheider S, Thurman K. Enhancing Support Surface Therapeutics and Decreasing User Error Using Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Orlando, FL: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring, April 2014.
  • Floyd T, Tillery T. Real-Time Pressure Visualization Guides Repositioning to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries. WOCN Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 19-23, 2017.
  • Greenwood, M and Collier, M. Evaluation of a continuous bedside pressure mapping system to measure the effectiveness of a patient repositioning intervention in the prevention of pressure ulcers in two UK Acute (Hospital) Orthopaedic Trauma wards. Cardiff, UK: European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Annual Conference, September 2012.
  • Heady C, Swisher L, Thurman K. The Use of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping in the Management of Intensive Care Patients with Excessive Head-of-Bed Elevation Due to Medical Necessity. Orlando, FL: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel National Biennial Conference, February 20-21, 2015.
  • Jones, R and Kuhl, P. Adding Vision through Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping to an Intensive Care Unit with a Goal of Preventing Preventable Pressure Ulcers. Phoenix, AZ: Rocky Mountain Regional WOCN Fall Educational Conference, September 2012.
  • Jones, R. Preventing Preventable Pressure Ulcers: A Comprehensive Approach. Phoenix, AZ: Rocky Mountain regional WOCN Fall Educational Conference, September 2012.
  • Lafleur M and Siddiqui A. Pressure Mapping with Visual Feedback to Enhance a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. Las Vegas: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, October 2011.
  • Lafleur M and Thurman K. Implementing Bedside Pressure Mapping with Visual Feedback to Improve Effective Patient Repositioning in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Las Vegas, NV: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, October 2011.
  • Scheider S, Edwards J, Thurman K. Confirming Effective Off-Loading and Repositioning Using Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Orlando, FL: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring, April 2014.
  • Scott, R, et al. Biofeedback of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping to Optimize Effective Patient Repositioning. Houston, TX: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference, February 2013.
  • Scott, R, et al. Dynamic Physiologic Skin Monitoring to Enhance a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. Houston, TX: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference, February 2013.
  • Scott, R, et al. Enhancing Patient Experience by Optimizing Patient Repositioning Through Biofeedback. Cleveland, OH: The 4th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, May 2013.
  • Siddiqui A. Reducing Pressure Ulcer Development in the ICU. Las Vegas, NV: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, October 2011.
  • Spears M, Thurman K. Real-Time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring Improves Patient Care. Poster Presented at Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Spring, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-17, 2016.
  • Spears M, Thurman K. Real-Time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring with a Fluid Immersion Simulation Support Surface Shows Clinical and Financial Benefit for Flap Management. Poster Presented at Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Spring, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-17, 2016.