Bruin Biometrics LLC Logo
Bruin Biometrics LLC Logo

The SEM Scanner visits Wounds UK 2018

The SEM Scanner, prevention made real, visits Wounds UK 2018 conference

The SEM Scanner visits Wounds UK 2018

Wounds UK was held in Harrogate, UK, on the 5th-7th of November this year; the annual conference focused on ‘Data, Science & Practice – a National Strategy for Improving Outcomes’ for 2018.  To support this, BBI, with the SEM Scanner, led with a message focusing on the positive impacts of the early detection of pressure ulcers.

Exploring the Impact of Early Detection

We had a full agenda for the congress, starting with a symposium on day 1;

‘Understanding the Positive Impact of Early Detection of Pressure Ulcers on Staff and Patients’
Three members of the Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) Advisory Board, supported by an educational grant from BBI, Jacqui Fletcher, Jeanette Milne and Alison Schofield, presented a review of existing guidelines, standards and local protocols to formulate a pathway framework for early detection and prevention guidance.  This results in an early detection implementation algorithm and guidance on how to engage, implement, manage and sustain a change in practice.

Learn about the significance of early detection in pressure ulcer prevention.

Engaging with Experts on the Front Lines.

Alison Schofield and Jeanette Milne then supported the BBI team the next day on our SEM Scanner exhibition stand with our ‘Meet the Experts’ programme. They reviewed “Early Identification of PU Risk” and “Escalation Strategies for Early Detection” to support the early detection algorithm developed by the PUP advisory Board.

Showcasing Success Through E-Posters

We also had several e-posters accepted at Wounds UK;
‘Integrating early detection of Pressure Ulcers (PU) into Universal Prevention Pathways.’  Which reviewed the results of real-world PU prevention programmes using the SEM Scanner – 11 sites, 905 patients.  Resulting in a PU reduction of 89%


‘Novel intervention designed to the reduce incidence of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU’s) results in improved QALY and cost savings.’ The analysis presented improved outcomes for a 210-bed facility – £680K savings and an increase of 4.3 QALY’s

Thanks to the team at Wounds UK and the attending delegates for their enthusiasm and interest.

Interested in how our technology is making a difference? Read about our recent accolades on the Systematic Reviews & Health Economics page. For healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge, explore our educational resources on pressure ulcer prevention and care. For upcoming conferences and seminars, visit our news and events section for the latest advancements and insights.