Hospital-Acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) are associated with pain and discomfort and further delays patients’ recovery and discharge. In addition to poor patient outcomes, HAPU costs an average of $5,500 per occurrence. Identifying and documenting pressure injuries within four hours of admission or transfer by two nurses has been shown to increase the number of PU’s detected by 126% and reduce the number of HAPU by 80%.
With staffing shortages, completing a four-eye assessment is challenging. Using TeleVU one nurse wears the smart glasses to examine the patient, and the second nurse has an over-the-shoulder view experience to see, collaborate and interact with the patient through the eyes of the frontline nurse.