Vizient awards Innovative Technology designations to previously contracted products. The award signals to healthcare providers the impact of these innovations.
London-based Smith+Nephew exhibited the LEAF system at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange last year.
Smith+Nephew’s LEAF offers visual alerts in the patient room and at the nurse’s station. It tells users who needs to be turned and when. Its Integrated Positioning Technology precisely measures the effectiveness of patient turning. This includes turn frequency, turn angle and tissue recovery time.
The wearable, wireless system helps improve adherence to individualized turn protocols up to 98%. It demonstrated the ability to reduce the chance of developing hospital-acquir…