EPUAP attendance for Dartex

23/09/2015 13:32:01

Dartex representatives attended the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) conference last week, which took place from 15-17 September in Ghent, Belgium.

With over 300 attendees, the conference reflected around the use of medical support surfaces in the prevention of pressure ulcers; especially the role of microclimate management at the interface of the skin and the support surface.
Amongst the discussions, there was an interesting session on healthcare economics by Professor Dimitri Beeckman, and the cost of pressure ulcer prevention.
There was consensus that the cost of prevention (between €33 million and €160 million annually) was much more cost-effective that treatment (€334 million and €2.79 billion), therefore more efforts should be made at the preventative stage for personal wellbeing as well as cost savings.
Dartex also presented a poster on the effects of pressure redistribution properties in mattresses when covered with different types of polyuretahne fabric.
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