Tuesday, March 13, 2012
With the revelation that the specialized support surface market was over $2 billion in 2011, and that it is growing fast, it is clear that more and more hospitals are making the required investment in pressure ulcer prevention. Forty states now have requirements that hospitals report publicly the occurrence of medical errors, including Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers. The NDF plans to do its part in aiding this trend, including a completely redesigned website and a new emphasis on fundraising. Funds are needed to allow the NDF to accomplish its goal of public education regarding the extent and severity of the pressure ulcer problem in our hospitals.