Life-threatening for patients if
not treated or recognized early

More than 2.5 million patients suffer from pressure ulcers every year, causing significant disability and reduction in quality of life.  As much as 60% of elderly persons with pressure ulcers die within one year of hospital discharge, illustrating the devastating impact of pressure ulcers on patients and their families.

Pressure ulcer management is
challenging for Clinicians and Nurses

Applying the clinical standards for healthcare professionals dealing with pressure ulcers in everyday care is difficult. Scarcity of time is often the main reason for being unable to fully apply the clinical guidelines regarding prevention and treatment. Insufficient education is also a major factor.

Hospitals and Healthcare facilities are
responsible for pressure ulcer management

The costs and liability for pressure ulcers that occur during patient care lie on the healthcare facilities. With average costs of $10,700 per ulcer and annual litigations of over than $7B in the US, there is significant pressure on facilities to deliver patient care according to best practice guidelines. In fact, pressure ulcers are the second most common cause of litigations in healthcare in the US – after wrongful death.

WoundAssure™ minimizes subjectivity in risk assessment using objective measures and best practices in clinical management.


Enhanced patient outcomes
through improved Quality of Care

By implementing a system that will augment the current care of patients with pressure ulcers through better tracking, educational segments, and reminders to follow best practice guidelines, hospitals and care facilities could dramatically help patients by reducing the mortality and disability caused by pressure ulcers.

Reduction in Costs

With a better quality of pressure ulcer care, from initial assessments and monitoring of progression, to best practice adherence and reminder systems that make sure guidelines are followed, dramatic reductions in the number of bed sores that occur would be seen, and hence costs of treatment. Studies have shown that even a one percentage point decrease in the appearance can lead to substantial reductions in cost.

Detailed Documentation
of Care

By creating a complete record of patient care from admission to discharge, the care facilities would have a complete insight into why pressure ulcers have occurred. More importantly, if this documentation exists, care facilities would be able to show they adhered to best practice guidelines, and thus mitigate the substantial costs of litigation and lawsuits that occur every year across the US.

Device Based Diagnostic

Wound Exam Corp. is developing a handheld multimode imaging device that provides bedside wound and periwound assessment and a healing score by measuring tissue oxygenation, metabolic activity, bacterial load and wound size.

The Wound Exam technology assists surgeons and care practitioners by identifying foreign debris such as shrapnel in wounds, enabling quicker recovery and reducing the possibility of infections.

Other Solutions In Developement

Addressed by modifications in the WoundAssure advanced multi-mode technology.

Burn Victims

Measurement of the extent of tissue damage and protein degradation.

Establishing the best debridement procedures using guided imaging techniques. Enhancing the current standard of care for burns and foreign body removals.

Wound Debridement

The Wound Exam technology assists surgeons and care practitioners by identifying foreign debris such as shrapnel in wounds, enabling quicker recovery and reducing the possibility of infections.

Similar to FootAssure

WoundAssure is a medical device that provides for the assessment of existing skin ulcers and evaluation of skin integrity for the risk of developing ulcers and wounds. It is a handheld device that may be used for any part of the body.

Patients that are bed-bound, or simply in bed or a wheelchair for much of the day, are at risk of developing pressure ulcers, often called bedsores.

While exceptional at assessing existing ulcers, it is truly a preventive device, making it extremely valuable. The current standard of evaluating skin integrity, which starts upon patient admission to a facility, is visual assessment. WoundAssure, with its multimodal capability to measure skin condition, is a far superior method, and also performs the required documentation contemporaneously.