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ACCELERATE PATIENT RECOVERY

With better insights and proactive care, you can be more confident in your treatment—and help avoid events that could derail it.

Reduce Hospital Length of Stay

When it comes to hospital length of stay, shorter is better.


It’s better for patients, who want to avoid complications like respiratory infections1 and pressure injuries2 that are common during immobility. And it’s better for hospitals, where the average ICU stay of 6-9 days3 can cost up to $32,419.4


Proven mobility tools and protocols can help you get your patients moving earlier and often, so they can recover faster. They’ve helped hospitals like yours see:

30%
30%

lower overall hospital costs5

33%
33%

shorter hospital length of stay5

36%
36%

shorter ICU length of stay5

46%
46%

fewer ventilator days6

30%

lower overall hospital costs5

33%

shorter hospital length of stay5

36%

shorter ICU length of stay5

46%

fewer ventilator days6

Detect Patient Deterioration Earlier


Signs of deterioration can be detected as early as 6 to 8 hours before an event or arrest.

With the right intelligence, keeping your patients on the path to recovery isn’t a question of if—but when. Continuous patient monitoring can help you spot indicators before they become emergencies. In fact, it’s been shown to help hospitals achieve:

"" Up to 86%
Up to 86%

reduction in code blues8

45%
45%

shorter ICU stays for med/surg transfer patients8

9%
9%

shorter med/surg stays8

Up to 86%

reduction in code blues8

45%

shorter ICU stays for med/surg transfer patients8

9%

shorter med/surg stays8

Reduce Pressure Injuries


When you’re helping patients recover, the last thing you need is a pressure injury working against you.

Yet every year, in the average 100-bed facility, 170 patients will acquire a pressure injury. That can add up to longer lengths of stay for them—and up to nearly $2M in costs for you.9, 10

Better, faster healing is possible with the right therapeutic surfaces. And the results speak for themselves:

0%
0%

pressure injuries11

"" Up to 21%
Up to 21%

less sacral pressure12

4.4x
4.4x

faster healing13

0%

pressure injuries11

Up to 21%

less sacral pressure12

4.4x

faster healing13

Reduce Postoperative Pulmonary Complications


From pneumonia to lung collapse, pulmonary complications in critical care are serious, common—and costly.

A pulmonary complication can increase a hospital stay by as much as eight days,14 costing up to $62,704 per patient.14

Respiratory therapy, together with clinically proven solutions, can help reduce postoperative pulmonary complications. In fact, they’ve been shown to help hospitals achieve:

31%
31%

lower relative PPC rates15

64%
64%

less average time on ventilator15

"" 1.6 days
1.6 days

shorter stay in the hospital15

"" 2 days
2 days

shorter stay in the ICU15

31%

lower relative PPC rates15

64%

less average time on ventilator15

1.6 days

shorter stay in the hospital15

2 days

shorter stay in the ICU15

Maintain Patient Mobility and Prevent Falls


You can help your patients avoid falls in the ICU, med-surg and beyond while building the strength and stamina they need prior to discharge. 

Patient falls are the most frequently reported adverse16 incidents in adult inpatient units.17 Worse yet, patients who have fallen are:

Data Points Icon Length of Stay
Length of Stay

Prone to longer lengths of stay18

21%
21%

more likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge19

2.7x
2.7x

more likely to require post-acute care19

Length of Stay

Prone to longer lengths of stay18

21%

more likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge19

2.7x

more likely to require post-acute care19

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References:

  1. Huynh TT, Liesching TN, Cereda M, Lei Y, Frazer MJ, Nahouraii MR, Diette GB, Efficacy of Oscillation and Lung Expansion in Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complication, Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2019).
  2. Nigam Y, et al. Nursing Times. 2009;105(23):18-22.
  3. Halpern NA, Pastores SM. (2010). Critical care medicine in the United States 2000-2005: an analysis of bed numbers, occupancy rates, payer mix, and costs. Critical Care Medicine, 38(1):65-71.
  4. Dasta JF, et al. Critical Care Medicine 2005;33(6):1266-71.
  5. Klein KE, Mulkey MR, Bena JF, Albert NM. (2015). Clinical and psychologic effects of early mobilization in patients treated in a neurologic ICU: A comparative study. Critical Care Medicine, 43(4):865-73.
  6. Klein KE, Bena JF, Albert NM. (2015). Impact of early mobilization on mechanical ventilation and cost in neurological ICU. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Journal.
  7. Utilization of Electronic Modified Early Warning Score to Engage Rapid Response Team Early in Clinical Deterioration; Melody A. Rose, DNP, RN; Lee Ann Hanna, PhD, RN; Sareda A. Nur, MD; Constance M. Johnson, PhD, RN. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development & Volume 31, Issue 3. 
  8. Brown, HV et al. The American Journal of Medicine. 2014; 127:226-232 
  9. 2013 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ survey data. Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Reductions Seen from the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey. 
  10. Jackson, et al. “Pressure Ulcer Prevention in High Risk Postoperative Cardiovascular Patients.” Crit Care Nurse. 2011;31:44-53. 
  11. Ochs, et a. “Comparison of Air-Fluidized Therapy with Other Support Surface Used to Treat Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents.” Ostomy Wound Management, 51:2, 2005 
  12. Klein KE, Mulkey MR, Bena JF, Albert NM. (2015) Clinical an psychologic effects of early mobilization in patients treated in a neurological ICU: A comparative study. Critical Care Med, 43(4):65-73. 
  13. Ochs, et al. “Comparison of Air-Fluidized Therapy with Other Support Surface Used to Treat Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents.” Ostomy Wound Management, 51:2, 2005 
  14. Restrepo R, Braverman J. Current challenges in the recognition, prevention and treatment of perioperative pulmonary  atelectasis. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine.
  15. Huynh TT, Liesching TN, Cereda M, Lei Y, Frazer MJ, Nahouraii MR, Diette GB, Efficacy of Oscillation and Lung Expansion in Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complication, Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2019)
  16. Currie LM. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2008. 
  17. Ganz DA, et al. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013. 
  18. Wong CA, et al. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011;37(2):81-87. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. September 2012.
  19. Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services. September 2012.
  20. The Joint Commission, Sentinel Event Alert, Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals, Issue 49, August 8, 2012.