Pressure Ulcers – Manage The Cause, Not The Symptom
Flexi-SealTM FMS is designed to effectively contain fecal waste and helps protect the patient’s skin from breakdown that can lead to the development of pressure ulcers.
Skin breakdown can occur very quickly after the onset of fecal incontinence that can lead to pressure ulcers. 1,2
- Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are associated with an excess cost of $10,845 (per patient).3
- Hospitalized adults with fecal incontinence are 22 times more likely to have pressure ulcers than patients without fecal incontinence.4
- Changes to the reimbursement regulations affecting hospital-acquired pressure ulcers have made preventing pressure ulcers a priority for hospitals.5
- The average pressure ulcer has been shown to extend the length of stay in the hospital and increase associated treatment costs and mortality.3
- Faria DT, Shwayder T, Krull EA. Perineal skin injury: extrinsic environmental factors. Ostomy Wound Management. 1996 Aug;42(7):28-30, 32-34.
- Keller BP, Wille J, van Ramshorst B, van der Werken C. Pressure ulcers in intensive care patients: a review of risks and prevention. Intensive Care Med. 2002;28(10):1379-1388.
- Zhan C, Miller MR. Excess length of stay, charges and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization. JAMA. 2003;290(14):1868-1874.
- Maklebust J, Magnan MA. Risk factors associated with having a pressure ulcer: a secondary data analysis. Adv. Wound Care. 1994;7(6):25-34.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2008 Rates; Final Rule,72 Federal Register 62 (Aug. 22,, 2007),47201-47206.