Pressure Ulcers


About Pressure Ulcers

KCI designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of products for the management and prevention of pressure ulcers. A pressure ulcer, or bed sore, is a localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence. It can result from pressure alone or in combination with shear or friction. Fortunately, pressure ulcers are avoidable and can be prevented1.
Our solutions are built on a deep understanding of wound healing and pressure ulcer prevention, supported by a large body of clinical evidence. 

The Science Behind Our Products

Our solutions are built on deep scientific expertise, supported by a large body of clinical evidence.

Why It Matters

Approximately 412,000 patients develop a new pressure ulcer each year in the UK1. In 2004 the estimated annual cost of pressure ulcer care in the UK was between £1.4 billion and £2.1 billion a year (4% of total NHS expenditure), with most of this cost being attributed to nursing time2. The mean cost per patient of treatment varies from £1,064 (Grade 1 pressure ulcer) to £10,551 (Grade 4)2.

Because each wound is different, KCI offers a comprehensive range of solutions to address specific healing needs and care environments. Prevention and timely intervention can lessen or the occurrence, severity and help treat pressure ulcers. 

Clinician Resources

Education is key to promoting quality of care, particularly when it involves the healthcare community. Our instructional programs - from professional training to continuing education - provide a continuum designed to improve skills and enrich knowledge across all healthcare settings. 
Clinical Evidences