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Date:9/3/2014

disposable sensor that can track the movements and activities of hospitalized patients. The system, which has been cleared by the FDA, is designed to provide nursing staff with a better way to monitor, coordinate, optimize, and customize turning efforts for large groups of patients.

Data collected by the sensor is communicated wirelessly to central monitoring stations or mobile devices so that caregivers can check on patient position and movement.  The system provides alerts when necessary to ensure that all patients are repositioned according to their prescribed turning schedules in order to reduce incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

"There is a pressure ulcer epidemic in this country and around the world," said Larson. "In the United States, 1 out of every 30 hospitalized patients will develop a pressure ulcer. We must embrace technology to fight this terrible problem." 

About Leaf Healthcare, Inc.

Leaf Healthcare creates wireless patient monitoring solutions for health care providers seeking

more efficient, cost effective ways to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.  The Leaf Patient Monitoring System wirelessly monitors a patient's position and movement and uses that data to automate and document the management of prescribed turning protocols for patients at risk for Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPUs).  The company continually seeks to incorporate more patient monitoring features and capabilities into its technology platform, enabling ever-broader improvements to patient safety, clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. To learn more, visit www.leafhealthcare.com.  

Leaf Healthcare is a proud supporter of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).  The NPUAP is an independent organization and does not endorse or promote the products or services of any of its supporters.

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