Prevention of hospital-acquired conditions
Hospital-acquired conditions, such as pressure injuries and venous thromboembolisms (VTE), cause patients enormous suffering and result in large costs for healthcare providers. This is often entirely avoidable.
Preventive and effective solutions for growing problems
Arjo has significant experience in helping its customers reduce problems with pressure injuries and VTE. With the right solutions, unnecessary suffering and high costs can be prevented.
Arjo’s solutions usually focus on preventing pressure injuries or VTE, but we also offer solutions to manage these types of complications.
Through preventive measures, patients can avoid unnecessary suffering while hospitals can avoid expensive treatments.
Products for pressure injuries
Arjo’s primary solutions for pressure injuries include alternating pressure mattress systems, such as the Alpha and Nimbus product series. We also offer other types of mattresses, such as mattress overlays and foam mattresses, to meet all types of patient needs. The range includes special solutions for bariatric patients and ICU patients.
In 2019, Arjo launched the Auralis Alternating Pressure Mattress System. Auralis is designed to minimize the risks and complications of pressure injuries for high acuity patients with limited mobility and compromised skin integrity.
Apart from pressure and friction, micro-climate is a key factor for pressure injuries. Microclimate is another word for moisture and temperature conditions on the contact surfaces of the skin. For this, Arjo offers Skin IQ™, a fluid resistant, vapor permeable mattress cover that functions as a protective barrier against bacteria and viruses.
Effective solution for VTE
VTE is today mainly treated using injected medication. However, Arjo recommends that this is combined with other solutions for thromboprophylaxis. This significantly reduces the risk of blood clots.
Arjo’s Flowtron IPC pumps and garments jointly comprise a simple and comfortable, therapeutically effective solution that stimulates movement, resulting in blood circulation in the legs’ deep veins.