The Unstageable Wounds Challenge

How Digital Wound Management Technology Can Help Solve This Pervasive Problem

Bedsore. Pressure Ulcer. Pressure Injury. It's a problem with many names, but whatever you call them they are incredibly expensive, and cost the healthcare system more than $11 billion annually.

It is imperative that clinicians understand these debilitating injuries and how to treat them effectively. One of the biggest reasons pressure injuries are not properly managed in the inpatient setting is because they are incorrectly recorded as “unstageable” upon admission, negatively impacting the healing trajectory of the wound.

After reading this eBook you will leave with the following:

  • A better understanding of what pressure injuries are and how to classify them appropriately
  • How and why pressure injuries are often recorded as “unstageable”
  • The potential of digital wound management technology to solve this costly problem
Swift Skin and Wound program has made access to the imaging and clinical data of a wound available to all of our personnel who are caring for a patient at any time. The continuum of care has drastically improved since the implementation of this program. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the imaging that Swift provides puts us all on the same page at the same time.
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  • Rene’ Reynolds, RN, WCCGerald Champion Regional Medical Center

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