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ALLEVYN LIFE in pressure ulcer prevention

Independent study supports ALLEVYN LIFE in pressure ulcer prevention1.

The results of a recently published study, by Professor Cristiana Forni, demonstrate that ALLEVYN LIFE, used prophylactically as part of a pressure ulcer prevention programme, can significantly reduce the incidence of sacral pressure ulcers in elderly hip fracture patients*.

This study found, by adding ALLEVYN LIFE to standard preventative care:

  • 71% reduction in the onset of sacral pressure ulcers1.
  • 56% reduction of all grades of pressure ulcers in all zones1.
  • Excellent adhesiveness was observed, minimising dressing consumption.

This independent, pragmatic RCT study assessed 359 hip fracture patients aged 65 and over. It directly compared standard preventative care with and without ALLEVYN LIFE.


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Pressure ulcer prevention.

Pressure ulcers are a largely preventable complication** and this study demonstrates that the use of ALLEVYN LIFE in your pressure ulcer prevention protocol could significantly reduce incidences and provide improved clinical outcomes.

Could you improve patient outcomes by adding ALLEVYN LIFE to your pressure ulcer prevention protocol? To find out more, visit our pressure ulcer prevention site.



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* Compared with standard prevention care alone.
** As demonstrated in elderly hip fracture patients in this RCT.
1. Forni C, D’Alessandro F, Gallerani P, Genco R, Bolzon A, Bombino C, et al: Effectiveness of using a new polyurethane foam multi-layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fracture: A pragmatic randomised, controlled trial. Int. Wound J. 2018; 1-8



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