Assessing the risk that a patient will develop pressure ulcers has so far been based on subjective evaluation of external factors. These are important markers but can be difficult to evaluate.
PU sensor is a revolutionary innovation in the fight against pressure ulcers. By measuring a patient's physiological ability to cope with pressure, an objective evaluation can be carried out.
The product is based on over 60 years of combined research and 4 years of product development. It is easy to use and the actual measurement, which takes less than 5 minutes, takes care of itself and provides a clear result.
PIV - Pressure-Induced Vasodilation
When the body is exposed to non-harmful pressure, the skin secretes a substance that causes clogged blood vessels to expand so that blood flow can resume. This function of the body is called PIV (Pressure-Induced Vasodilation). For various reasons, a patient may have impaired PIV which increases the risk of pressure ulcers. If the body completely lacks this function, pressure ulcers will most likely occur.
With technology similar to that found in heart rate monitors, PU sensor measures the body's ability to cope with pressure from the PIV perspective. Note that this measurement is an objective measurement of a patient's ability to handle pressure.
Age and diabetes are two factors that can worsen PIV, but other factors also play a role.