Smith & Nephew begins distributing patient monitoring system

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LONDON – Smith & Nephew has signed a distribution agreement with Leaf Healthcare, a developer of a wireless patient monitoring system for pressure ulcer/injury prevention. “Smith & Nephew is focused on providing not just products to treat conditions, but also supporting customers through technologies designed to support prevention, as well as treatment,” said Glenn Warner, president U.S., Smith & Nephew. “The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is complementary to Smith & Nephew’s existing portfolio in this area, such as ALLEVYN Life prophylactic dressings and SECURA skin care products.” The monitoring system is comprised of a small, lightweight, wearable sensor that wirelessly monitors a patient’s position and movement, and uses that data to automate and document the management of prescribed turn protocols for patients at risk for ulcers/injuries. As a result of the agreement with Smith & Nephew, the system, which is currently in use in a limited number of hospitals, now has the opportunity to reach a nationwide customer base.