Understanding occurence and cost of pressure ulcers


Pressure ulcers bring a lot of pain for the patient and can occur within a few hours. In Norway the occurence of pressure ulcer is 1 in 5 patients. We believe this is too high and that it could have been avoided. 

The patient's pain is not the only consequence of a pressure ulcer. It is very expensive for the society to treat a pressure ulcer. A report from the US in 2017 show that treating a pressure ulcer costs in average $14,506. Another example is Denmark, where the estimated cost for treating pressure ulcers is 1.3 billion Danish kroner per year!

In this webinar we will compare the cost of treating a pressure ulcer vs preventing a pressure ulcer.

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Menno van Etten

Competence Manager, Tidewave Medical

A highly acknowledged expert within the pressure ulcer prevention community. He has over 30 years of experience in the medical industry and has been invited as a speaker at several international events like EPUAP and EWMA. He has also been cited in several studies/reports regarding pressure ulcers and prevention. After many years as a physiotherapist and product developer, he is now competence manager in Tidewave Medical.