The only SEM Scanner that acts as an adjunct to routine clinical skin assessment
Seamless data transfer and management
Capture and transfer patient level SEM data, via barcode scanning, directly to the Provizio® SEM Scanner Gateway Dashboard for patient, ward and facility management purposes
2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines released
The 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)1, recently launched jointly by EPUAP, NPIAP and PPPIA, recognises the critical significance of sub-epidermal moisture/edema and the biocapacitance biomarker as Pressure Ulcers/Injuries develop.
1. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and
Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. (2019). Prevention and Treatment of Pressure
Ulcers/Injuries: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA
Blinded clinical study using the SEM Scanner published – Wound Repair & Regeneration
Authored by leading wound care clinicians from multiple sites (US/UK), the study using Biocapacitance of the tissues assessed the sensitivity and specificity of SEM as a biomarker for the development of PI/PUs.
Patients talk to BBI about Pressure Injuries/Ulcers
Pressure Injuries/Ulcers (PI/PUs) represent a significant clinical and financial burden. PI/PUs are common in all healthcare settings, and are an underappreciated public health issue.
Annual cost of PI/PUs to the UK healthcare system
Additional hospital days per inpatient stay due to PI/PUs
European PI/PU prevalence identified in Systematic Review
For a PI/PU to be visible from below the skin surface
1. Bennett G., et al. (2004). The cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and Ageing. 33(3):230–235
2. Posnett J., et al. (2009). The resource impact of wounds on health-care providers in Europe. J Wound Care. 2009; 18: 4, 154–161
3. Moore Z., et al. (2019). The prevalence of pressure ulcers in Europe, what does the European data tell us: a systematic review. Journal of Wound Care. Vol 28:no 11: 710-719
4. Moore Z., et al. (2017). Subepidermal moisture (SEM) and bioimpedance: a literature review of a novel method for early detection of pressure-induced tissue damage (pressure ulcers). Int Wound J. 14(2): 331–7
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Pressure Injuries/Ulcers (PI/PUs)
The first FDA authorised risk assessment device for Pressure Injury/Ulcer prevention
SEM Scanner was piloted on one ward for 2 months on medical and non-elective surgery patients who were deemed at risk according to the Waterlow Risk Assessment Tool
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