VŪ customer stories:
The success of the Wellsense VŪ system isn’t theoretical. It’s been used in hospitals and ICUs around the country—hospitals that shared their success stories with us.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Ranked third from last out of 81 hospitals for stage 3 pressure ulcers (PSI-03)
- In the bottom 10% of peer institutions, according to National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)
- 48.7% of hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) were support-surface-related
- 2020: Equipped 46 beds in (2) ICUs with the VŪ System. 35% reduction in pressure injuries, despite significant COVID challenges.
- 2021: Increased the number of VŪ equipped beds to a total of 84. Pressure injuries reduced by 45% across (4) ICUs.
- 2022: Expanded the number of VŪ equipped beds to a total of 143, across all (7) ICUs.
- CVTICU – PIs have declined 60%
- MICU – PIs have declined 71%
- SICU – PIs have declined 74%
Orange County, California
- On a 1 to 5 scale (1 best, 5 worst) within the UCI Healthcare System, the SICU and CVICU ranked #3 for Stage 3, 4 or unstageable PIs, and #5 for PSI-03.
- Zero reportable HAPIs in the SICU and CVICU, despite significant COVID challenges
- PSI-03 Rank within UCI Healthcare System: #1 – Best
- 2021 & 2022: Zero reportable HAPIs in the SICU and CVICU
The hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) employed the use of the VŪ system in October 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even with the added case load of the pandemic, the results were amazing:
- By February 2022, pressure injuries had been reduced 91%.
- The MICU was awarded a gold-level Beacon Award for critical care nursing excellence, making it the only health care institution in the state to have a gold-level MICU.
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Traditional PI prevention measures are complicated by the compromised skin barrier of BICU patients. This often leads to increased HAPI rates and a higher cost of care.
Pressure Mapping Study* concluded utilization of the VU System in this challenging patient population decreased HAPI rates and costs.
- Zero (0) Full Thickness pressure injuries developed.
- Overall HAPI rates declined 56%.
- Implementation resulted in significant cost-savings in HAPI-related care.
*Yesantharao PS, El Eter L, Javia V, Werthman E, Cox C, Keenan J, Moseley R, Orosco R, Cooney C, Caffrey J. Using Pressure Mapping to Optimize Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury Prevention Strategies in the Burn Intensive Care Unit. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Aug 4;42(4):610-616. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irab061. PMID: 33963756.
Baptist Hospital of Miami
2021: Installation of 12 VU Systems on 48-bed Unit
2022: Equipped remainder of Unit (36 beds) with VU System and achieved 61% reduction in pressure injuries