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Cone Health Pioneers Use of Fabric That Heals
Date:7/18/2012

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients will soon have faster healing, fewer bed sores and spend less time in the hospital—and it is all because of the bed linen. That is the conclusion of three DermaTherapy® clinical trials conducted at Cone Health. Cone Health has become the first healthcare provider in the world to bring this breakthrough to patients.

The studies find that linens and gowns--often overlooked or thought of as housekeeping items—can be transformed into therapeutic tools when made with a smooth, antimicrobial fabric called DermaTherapy.

The largest trial, conducted at Cone Health's Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., took place from December 1, 2010 through May 30, 2011. Researchers found that patients using DermaTherapy developed 81.5 percent fewer bed sores (pressure ulcers) while in the hospital. Patients who were admitted with bedsores had a 21.0 percent reduction in wounds when discharged from the hospital, indicating that the linens promoted healing. Other study results found a 6.4 percent reduction in the length of time spent in the hospital by patients using the antimicrobial DermaTherapy product. The other two studies occurred at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in 2008 and 2009.

The results were so compelling that Cone Health has put bed linens, gowns and bed pads made from this patented antimicrobial fabric into all of its hospitals. "This is an easy way to markedly improve the quality of care we are able to deliver to our patients," says Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, Chief Quality Officer, Cone Health. "It is remarkable to be able to heal our patients faster and allow them to go home sooner because of the linens they rest on and the gowns they wear."

Therapeutic linens also promise to reduce healthcare costs. In additi
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