Learn more about the consequences of the pressure injuries

Pressure injuries can have a major impact on both the individual and the healthcare system.

Patient suffering increases

  • Increased distress
  • Increased pain
  • Unable to return to normal life functions
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Increased mortality risk

Cost of care increases

  • Increased length of stay
  • Increased nurse time
  • Increased cost of consumables
  • Increased cost of pharmaceuticals