Clinical Vignettes

HAC: Pressure Injury Prevention

By identifying this patient who was on a trajectory toward high-risk, The Jvion machine directed nurses to apply primary prevention efforts that stopped the development of a pressure injury.
A 40-year-old female, patient was admitted to the hospital due to respiratory failure and was placed on an ICU unit. During a pilot study on nine inpatient units, this patient was flagged as high-risk  for a pressure injury. The patient did not clinically present herself as a high-risk patient to the nurse and was ranked as a low risk on the Branden scale (BMI within normal limits, adequate nutrition, young, continent of bowels/urine). However, the clinician followed Jvion’s recommendations and implemented a repositioning program, scheduled toilet-ing, ordered an air mattress, and restricted sodium.

Because of actions taken on the Cognitive Machine’s outputs, the pressure injury incidence at this hospital was reduced from 5.3% to 1.5% following the pilot. As a result of this success, the hospital is now expanding the vector to all inpatient units.