Our technology has been clinically validated in over 30 evidence-based studies and published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
An Independent Meta-analysis, performed by researchers at Johns Hopkins, found that Wellsense technology provides a statistically significant reduction of 88% in the risk of developing pressure injuries.
This study identified and reviewed 1,866 articles related to pressure injury prevention, published over an 11-year period (Jan. '05-Jan. '16). The researchers determined that only 2 of those studies met the inclusion criteria for the Meta-analysis - both from Wellsense.
Prospective, Controlled Trial
Gunningberg L, Poder U, Carli C. Facilitating Student Nurses’ Learning by Real-Time Feedback of Positioning to Avoid Pressure Ulcers – Evaluation of Clinical Simulation. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2016; 6(1):1-8.
Spear M, Thurman, K. Real-time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring with a Fluid Immersion Simulation Support Surface Show Clinical and Financial Benefits for Flap Management. Plastic Surgical Nursing. Jan/Mar 2017; 37(1): 39–44.
Hultin L, Olsson E, Carli C, Gunningberg L. Pressure Mapping in Elderly Care: A Tool to Increase Pressure Injury Knowledge and Awareness Among Staff. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. Mar/Apr 2017; 44(2): 142-147.
Coleman D, Thurman K. Implementing Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping Cost-Effectively into a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2014.
Coleman D, Swisher L, Thurman K. The Impact of “Micro-shifts” and Airbed Adjustments with the Use of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18, 2014.
Dean, D and Buell, L. Enhancing Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Healing Through Monitoring and Repositioning with Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Atlanta GA: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, April 2012.
Edwards J, Scheider S, Thurman K. Enhancing Support Surface Therapeutics and Decreasing User Error Using Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping. Orlando, FL: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring, April 2014.
Greenwood, M and Collier, M. Evaluation of a continuous bedside pressure mapping system to measure the effectiveness of a patient repositioning intervention in the prevention of pressure ulcers in two UK Acute (Hospital) Orthopaedic Trauma wards. Cardiff, UK: European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Annual Conference, September 2012.
Heady C, Swisher L, Thurman K. The Use of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping in the Management of Intensive Care Patients with Excessive Head-of-Bed Elevation Due to Medical Necessity. Orlando, FL: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel National Biennial Conference, February 20-21, 2015.
Jones, R and Kuhl, P. Adding Vision through Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping to an Intensive Care Unit with a Goal of Preventing Preventable Pressure Ulcers. Phoenix, AZ: Rocky Mountain Regional WOCN Fall Educational Conference, September 2012.
Lafleur M and Thurman K. Implementing Bedside Pressure Mapping with Visual Feedback to Improve Effective Patient Repositioning in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Las Vegas, NV: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, October 2011.
Parks J, Northrup K, Bhavsar D, Korentager R MD. Patient Engagement through Advanced Pressure Visualization as a Component of Pressure Injury Prevention. Chicago, IL, American Burn Association, April 2018.
Scott, R, et al. Biofeedback of Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping to Optimize Effective Patient Repositioning. Houston, TX: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Biennial Conference, February 2013.
Spears M, Thurman K. Real-Time Pressure Assessment and Monitoring with a Fluid Immersion Simulation Support Surface Shows Clinical and Financial Benefit for Flap Management. Poster Presented at Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Spring, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-17, 2016.