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Pressure Ulcer Prevention Made Real

The first FDA authorized device to objectively alert clinicians to specific areas of a patient’s body at increased risk of developing pressure ulcers.


$25bn spent annually to the US healthcare system on pressure injuries 1


1.3 to 3 million patients in the US will suffer from avoidable pressure injuries per year 2


85-90% Pressure ulcers
are avoidable 2


$43,000 is the average cost of a pressure injury in a single hospital stay 4

References: 1. H6846 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-HOUSE [Sept 6, 2017] [Colloquy of Mr.Collins] 2. Bennett G et al. (2004). The cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and Ageing. 33(3) 230-235
3. Joint Commission 2007 “National Patient Safety Goal.” Goal 14
4. Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, UK

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. 

Smith G. Journal of Wound Care. Vol 28, No 5, May 2019

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“This changes everything we know about pressure ulcer care”,  

NHS Isle of Wight, Glenn Smith

“These results were a combination of incidence reduction, good nursing care and advanced technology. The SEM Scanner, helps our hospital teams protect patients and their loved ones from the potentially life-threatening repercussions of pressure ulcers.”

Virgin Care UK

Virgin Care in the UK Adopts BBI’s SEM Scanner

Virgin Care Community hospital inpatient service improvement project aimed at supporting early identification and prevention of avoidable hospital acquired pressure ulcers.

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