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The effects of immobility extend beyond pressure injuries
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Pressure Ulcers / Injuries
Frequent repositioning is the cornerstone of any pressure injury prevention program. Leaf has been clinically proven to improve patient mobility and reduce pressure injury rates.
Monitors and records patient position (including upright angle) and notifies staff when interventions are needed to achieve higher levels of adherence to turn protocols.
Automatically tracks time spent seated, monitors pressure distribution, and notifies staff when repositioning is necessary to ensure optimal pressure offloading while seated.
Recognizes, records, and optionally alerts staff when patients get out of bed. Leaf automatically suspends prescribed turn protocols until patient is back in a bed or chair.
Monitors and documents the improvements in a patient's mobility level over the course of a hospitalization to help validate appropriate discharge.
A Solution That Works For Everyone
Enhance Patient Satisfaction
Patients benefit from receiving better care with a greatly reduced likelihood of developing a pressure injury or other medical complications associated with immobility. Patient length of stay is reduced and pain and suffering associated with pressure injuries avoided. Patients and family members recognize the benefits and appreciate the hospital's focus on high-quality care.
Hospital Finances
Leaf reduces costs to the hospital. It pays for itself and is financially net positive from day one. The avoided unreimbursed cost associated with pressure injuries alone more than cover the cost of the sensors. Leaf provides all equipment needed and installs the system, at no cost to the hospital, reducing the financial risk and streamlining the financial approval process.
Hospital Reputation
By improving patient outcomes and reducing "never events" Leaf improves hospital performance metrics. Leaf also serves as a demonstration to the community that the hospital uses the most up-to-date, state of the art equipment and technology to protect patients during their stay.
Increase Staff Efficiency
Leaf is easy to use. The nurse simply applies a small light-weight sensor on the patient's chest and it automatically begins to monitor position and activity, displaying status at the nursing station monitor. Patient turn management is made both easy and more efficient. Patient self-turning is monitored, unnecessary turns are avoided and work load on the nursing staff reduced. The Leaf system is also capable of automatically documenting position/mobility metrics in the EMR, thereby off-loading a documentation burden.
Increase Performance
Leaf optimizes care delivery and ensures patients are turned both efficiently and effectively. Automated reports at the patient, unit, and facility level provide actionable data to identify gaps in care and make sustaining high performance with prescribed mobility programs easier. Daily Leaf reports help administrators sustain optimization of mobility protocols, identify training opportunities, track performance, and have even been used to optimize staffing levels.
IT Managers
Leaf installs all the equipment at the hospital, requiring little effort by IT. Leaf also maintains the system 24/7 and installs all software upgrades as they become available. The self-monitoring wireless system uses redundant antennas to achieve near 100% availability. Any issues are reported directly to Leaf, enabling remote fixes without impacting system performance or availability.
IT Security
Leaf uses a separate wireless network that has been proven by spectrum analysis in numerous installations to have zero impact on other hospital systems. Leaf System data is well protected meeting all HIPPA requirements. If desired, the system can be integrated with existing ADT and EMR systems. Leaf has been scrutinized by and passed IT security clearances at many major healthcare systems across the USA.