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Frontier Therapeutics  

Buffalo,  NY 
United States
http://www.frontier-therapeutics.com
  • Booth: 1128


Pioneering Simplicity in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

With the overall prevalence of pressure ulcers standing at 9.3%1 and costs to treat ranging from $21,000 - $152,0002, pressure ulcers are serious, costly and yet preventable.

Effecting more than 2.5 million patients in the United States each year, in hospitals alone2, improving the implementation of preventative interventions has never been more important.

At Frontier Therapeutics, we understand the challenges you face on a daily basis, and we want to help.

With a well-established range of products that will simply and effectively support your pressure ulcer prevention strategy, improve quality of care and ultimately help to reduce pressure ulcer prevalence3, the Frontier Therapeutics Team invite you to join them on stand #1128 or to book a private appointment via MyWOCN. 

We very much look forward to meeting you. 

References:

1. VanGilder, C. et al, The International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Survey: 2006-2015: A 10-year Pressure Injury Prevalence and Demographic Trend Analysis by Care Setting. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing: 2017;44(1);20-28

2. AHRQ. Preventing pressure ulcers in hospitals: a toolkit for improving quality of care. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2014

3. Beeckman et al. (2018) A multi-centre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial to compare the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk nursing home residents. Manuscript submitted for publication.


 Press Releases

  • With more than 30 years of experience working with healthcare professionals around the globe, Frontier Therapeutics has seen the impact pressure injuries can have on patients, healthcare professionals and care providers.

    In the US market alone, 2.5 million hospital patients are affected by pressure damage each year1 which means improving the implementation of preventative interventions has never been more important.

    I am excited to introduce the Frontier Therapeutics team at this year’s WOCN. We understand the challenges you face daily, and we want to help.

    How can we do this?  With a well-established range of products that will simply and effectively support your pressure injury prevention strategy.

    Come visit our booth #1128 and let us show you how the pressure’s off, providing peace of mind for patients, families and healthcare professionals:

    • The Repose® range of static air, pressure redistribution and reduction support surfaces - through Randomised Control Trials, Repose reduces peak and average pressures and consistently delivers low levels of Pressure injury incidence, in a cost effective, easy to use system2-8
    • The unique, patented automated patient turning platform Toto®, quietly and gently turns patients at prescribed intervals, reducing the dependency on nursing staff and care givers, providing safe patient handling around the clock
    • Dermisplus® Prevent, a range of pressure redistribution pads, which can be used on intact skin, anywhere on the body to relieve pressure damage, even under medical devices

    I would like to personally invite you to make an appointment or simply stop by and say hello.

    Looking forward to seeing you at booth #1128

    Sincerely,

    Joe Bockus

    President/GM

    Frontier Therapeutics

    For more information visit www.frontier-therapeutics.com

    1. AHRQ. Preventing pressure ulcers in hospitals: a toolkit for improving quality of care. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2014

    2. Beeckman et al. (2018) A multi-centre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial to compare the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk nursing home residents. International Journal of Nursing Studies, June, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.05.015

    3. Price, P. et al. (1999) Challenging the pressure sore paradigm. JWC April, Vol 8, No 4

    4. Osterbrink J, et al. (2005) Clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of a multimodal static pressure relieving device. 8th EPUAP Open meeting, Aberdeen

    5. Price, P, et al. (2003) The use of a new overlay mattress in patients with chronic pain: impact on sleep and self-reported pain. Clin Rehabil 2003;17:488-92

    6. Macfarlane, A. Sayer, S. (2006) Two clinical evaluations of the Repose system. Wounds UK; 2:14-25

    7. Gaffing, J. (2016) Repose Foot Care Solutions: A 12-month Strategy to Reduce Hospital Acquired Heel Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) at the University Hospitals Of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. Poster presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate.

    8. Beeckman et al. (2016) Static air support surfaces to prevent pressure injuries. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2016;43(4):375-378

    About Frontier

    Frontier Therapeutics is a Frontier Medical Group company.

    Frontier Medical Group Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, is a market leading provider of a range of specialist medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users both in the UK and internationally. Frontier’s products contribute significantly to the safety and wellbeing of end users and patients, specifically in Skin/Wound Care and Infection Prevention.

  • The use of repositioning therapy is advocated for the prevention and treatment of various complications and is the mainstay in national and international pressure ulcer prevention guidelines.  These guidelines recommend two hourly positioning as a routine standard of care1.

    Although patient positioning is an important part of patient care, there is limited information on what happens in clinical practice. What published evidence there is, suggests that patients may remain in one position for extended periods of time2.

    This could be because manual patient turning can be very time consuming, ineffective, requires significant resource, can introduce risk to staff and patients, and might not be well tolerated.

    Toto® is an automatic lateral turning system designed to assist with patient turning. Consisting of a digital control unit and platform which is fitted beneath the patients’ mattress, Toto effectively redistributes patients’ peak pressures, by tilting via discreet inflatable air cells; evenly, smoothly and consistently even when they are sleeping.

    Toto enables you to increase patient compliance, decrease the risk of pressure injury, reduce dependency on staff and caregivers, increase patient safety and provide your patient with a good night’s sleep.

    Come along to booth #1128, and see Toto in action, the Frontier Therapeutics Team are looking forward welcoming you.

    The quality of patient care improves when safe patient handling programs are implemented3

    For more information visit www.frontier-therapeutics.com/toto

    About Frontier

    Frontier Therapeutics are a Frontier Medical Group company.

    Frontier Medical Group Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, is a market leading provider of a range of specialist medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users both in the UK and internationally. Frontier’s products contribute significantly to the safety and wellbeing of end users and patients, specifically in Skin/Wound Care and Infection Prevention.

    1. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Background: Etiology. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, Western Australia, 2014.

    2. Goldhill D R, Badacsonyi A, Goldhill A A, Waldmann C. A prospective observational study of ICU patient position and frequency of turning. Anaesthesia. Journal of Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Anaesthesia 2008, 63, 509-51

    3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safe Patient Handling Programs: Effectiveness and Cost Savings. Available at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3279.pdf Accessed 29.03.2019

  • Pressure injuries are a considerable cause of pain and distress to patients and represent a significant financial burden to health care systems. The cost of a stage IV pressure ulcer is between $70-$150,000 and is the second most common hospital billing claim1.

    The Frontier Therapeutics Team are excited to be showcasing Dermisplus® Prevent at this year’s WOCN Conference.

    Dermisplus Prevent is designed to redistribute peak pressures over a wider surface area, reducing the risk of pressure related tissue damage. Versatile and flexible, Dermisplus Prevent can be used on intact skin, anywhere on the body.

    Pressure injuries from medical devices are common and can cause significant morbidity in patients of all ages. Use Dermisplus® Prevent underneath the device itself to help reduce the risk of device-related pressure injuries.

    For more information visit www.frontier-therapeutics.com/dermisplus

    About Frontier

    Frontier Therapeutics are a Frontier Medical Group company.

    Frontier Medical Group Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, is a market leading provider of a range of specialist medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users both in the UK and internationally. Frontier’s products contribute significantly to the safety and wellbeing of end users and patients, specifically in Skin/Wound Care and Infection Prevention.

    1. Lyder CH, Wang Y, Metersky M, Curry M, Kliman R, Verzier NR, Hunt DR. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: results from the national Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Sep;60(9):1603-8.

    Pressure injuries are a considerable cause of pain and distress to patients and represent a significant financial burden to health care systems. The cost of a stage IV pressure ulcer is between $70-$150,000 and is the second most common hospital billing claim1.

    The Frontier Therapeutics Team are excited to be showcasing Dermisplus® Prevent at this year’s WOCN Conference.

    Dermisplus Prevent is designed to redistribute peak pressures over a wider surface area, reducing the risk of pressure related tissue damage. Versatile and flexible, Dermisplus Prevent can be used on intact skin, anywhere on the body.

    Pressure injuries from medical devices are common and can cause significant morbidity in patients of all ages. Use Dermisplus® Prevent underneath the device itself to help reduce the risk of device-related pressure injuries.

    For more information visit www.frontier-therapeutics.com/dermisplus

    About Frontier

    Frontier Therapeutics are a Frontier Medical Group company.

    Frontier Medical Group Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, is a market leading provider of a range of specialist medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users both in the UK and internationally. Frontier’s products contribute significantly to the safety and wellbeing of end users and patients, specifically in Skin/Wound Care and Infection Prevention.

    1. Lyder CH, Wang Y, Metersky M, Curry M, Kliman R, Verzier NR, Hunt DR. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: results from the national Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 Sep;60(9):1603-8.


 Products

  • Repose®
    The Repose range of pressure redistribution products is endorsed by an extensive library of clinical evidence, to support the prevention and management of pressure ulcers....

  • Clinically proven to reduce pressure ulcer incidence in comparison to dynamic systems1, Repose successfully supports pressure ulcer prevention strategy and is market leader in the UK.

    Repose protects patients at all levels of risk, from 'at risk' to 'very high risk' and can be used for the prevention and treatment of all categories of pressure ulcer. 

    The Repose range adopts an effective method of pressure redistribution and offloading, by reducing the pressure exerted at the interface between the patient and the supporting surface.

    This is achieved by immersion, maximizing the contact surface area and redistributing pressure without compromising surrounding tissue.

    The Repose range of static air products consists of surface, seating and off-loading solutions and all products feature Smart Valve Technology, which ensures optimum inflation is achieved quickly and easily.  All Repose products come with a Repose Pump which is also the product packaging.  Its innovative design not only provides the inflation for the products, it allows for safe and secure storage.

    Here are just some of the products you will be able to see at the Frontier Therapeutics stand #1128:

    • Repose Mattress Overlay
    • Repose Cushion
    • Repose Flex
    • Repose Foot Protector Plus

    References:

    1) Beeckman et al. (2018) A multi-centre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial to compare the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk nursing home residents. Manuscript submitted for publication.

  • Toto®
    Toto is a revolutionary automated lateral turning system, comprising the Toto platform, Toto Touch control unit and CPR valve and tube set....

  • Healthcare providers and carers are often required to reposition their patients every 2 hours; morning, noon and night, to reduce the risk of the development of pressure ulcers. This can be very time consuming, ineffective, requires significant resource, can introduce risk to staff and patients, and might not be well tolerated.

    Toto quietly and gently turns patients at prescribed intervals, increasing turning and positioning protocol compliance, decreasing the risk of developing pressure ulcers and reducing the dependency on nursing staff and care givers. 

    Unlike other patient turning systems, Toto provides complete body turning in a lightweight, easy to use, set up and access format.  Toto is compliant and supports the NPUAP, EPUAP, PPPIA Guideline Recommendations, and is designed to help reduce the risk of personal injury to patients, staff and caregivers.

    Toto has been specifically designed to prevent pressure damage and improve patient comfort, it is a well-known established brand in the UK, with a proven record of success in recent years.  Toto is light, easy to handle and transport, easy to install and provides full head to toe support.  Toto also compliments the Repose® range of pressure area care products, helping clinicians and carers to reduce the prevalence of pressure injuries, with clinically and cost-effective products in both the acute and community settings.

    Toto truly is “Automated patient turning. Repositioned”

  • Dermisplus® Prevent
    Dermisplus Prevent is a range of pressure redistribution pads designed to help to reduce risk of pressure damage, including that of medical device related pressure damage....

  • Pressure ulcers from medical devices are common and can cause significant morbidity in patients of all ages1.  Prevention plans must begin with the correct size of medical device2 and this can be supported by the use of padding underneath the device itself to help redistribute pressure.

    Dermisplus Prevent redistributes peak pressures over a wider surface area, thereby reducing the risk of pressure related tissue damage. It can be used anywhere on the body identified as being ‘at risk’, especially where there are bony prominences for example, on heels, elbows and sacral areas and under medical devices such as, medical tubing, mask straps and other equipment.

    Dermisplus Prevent Pad - With versatile application, the pads can be used to provide pressure redistribution to many areas of the body including the occiput, between the knees, under the chin or folded for hand contractures.

    Dermisplus Prevent Strips - Ideal for protecting pressure points on digits, and for use with medical devices such as face masks, and for longer body areas such as the spine. 

    In a recent clinical study, the highest scoring parameters were pressure redistribution and product integrity, with approximately 83% of clinical staff rating both as excellent/good3.

    References:
    1. Black, J. Kalowes, P. 2016. Medical device related pressure ulcers.  Chronic Wound Care Management and Research downloaded from https://www.dovepress.com/ on 27.03.2019

    2. Holden-Mount, S. Sieggreen, M. 2015. Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Pediatrics & Adults.  National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel  downloaded from https://www.npuap.org on 27.03.2019

    3. Swan, J. 2018. Use of dermal gel pads in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in ICU: an audit. British Journal of Nursing 2018, Vol 27, No 20: TISSUE VIABILITY SUPPLEMENT


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