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Leaf Patient Monitoring System

Leaf Patient Monitoring System

The Leaf sensor is a wireless, single-use disposable device that is adhered to a patient's chest to monitor the patient's position, orientation, movement and activity.

The Leaf Patient Monitoring System has been shown to help facilities improve compliance to turning protocols — the average compliance in one study was 93% using Leaf.1

Leaf helps address a traditional nursing challenge by improving:
- on-time care delivery
- documentation
- teamwork2

Smith & Nephew offers advanced technologies that may help reduce the human and economic costs of pressure ulcers/injuries. We are proud distributors of the Leaf Patient Monitoring System.

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1 . Walters et al, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas. Transforming Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the ICU with Patient Wearable Technology and Nursing Leadership, Texas organization for Nurse executives 2016 (poster)
2. Parker et al, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA. Strive towards CALNOC excellence: Adopting innovation to improve bedside nursing care, (Poster).

Impact of pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers and injuries have a big impact on patients and facilities in the US


2.5 million pressure/injuries1

 Money Cost of care
$11 billion annually2
 Cost to hospital Cost to treat
The average incremental cost of a HAPU/I is $8, 0143

Patients with wounds, including pressure ulcers/injuries, represent potential financial and quality improvement risks.

 Dollar sign Medicare penalties  Orange CMS icon Quality improvement
 Revolving door icon Readmission  Scales Litigation

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1. Sen et al. Wound Rep Reg 2009. 17:763-771.
2. Russo et al. Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers, 2006. HCUP Statistical Brief #64. December 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
3. Dreyfus J, Gayle J, Trueman P, Delhougne G, Siddiqui A. Assessment of risk factors associated with hospital-acquired pressure injuries and impact on the health care utilization and cost outcomes in US hospitals. Am J Med Qual. 2017:1062860617746471.

Preventing pressure ulcers

Effective prevention programs that include repositioning of patients may help reduce the impact of pressure ulcers and injuries1

Clinical guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries include three important components as part of a comprehensive prevention program.1

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1. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, Western Australia; 2014.

More about Leaf

With the Leaf sensor, care providers can remotely monitor the turning and mobility status for all patients. Visual notifications are provided when assistance is necessary to meet patient mobility goals.

How the monitor works

Leaf patient sensor

The wireless, disposable
sensor simply attaches to
the patient’s upper torso.

Leaf antennas

Plug the antenna into a
wall outlet and it will
self-assemble into a reliable wireless network.

   Leaf user interface

Patient turn priorities and other actionable items are clearly
displayed on computers, tablets,
or smartphones.

A digital timer indicates the time remaining until a turn is required, as per the patient’s prescribed turning protocol. A simple color bar is recognizable at a glance and is used to indicate a patient’s mobility status.

  • Green is all-good
  • Yellow means an action is coming up
  • Red indicates an intervention is due

 Monitor readout

Monitors and records patient position (including upright angle) and notifies staff when interventions are needed to achieve high compliance to turn protocols. Routine repositioning has been shown to be strongly correlated with HAPU reductions (OR=0.85, CI=0.81 to 0.90).1

Patient mobility states

Daily reports are provided to help improve visibility into care practices, recognize excellent care delivery, and highlight opportunities for even further improvement.


To learn more, visit the Leaf Healthcare website

For detailed product information, including indications for use, ingredients, directions, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and/or important safety information, please consult each product’s package labeling, Instructions for Use (IFU), and/or Drug Facts prior to use.

1. Bergquist-Beringer, S., Dong L., He J., Dunton N. Pressure Ulcers and Prevention among Acute Care Hospitals in the United States. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2013; Vol 39, No 9. 404-414.


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