FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced it has been named a 2012 Bronze STEVIE® Award Winner for the Video-Training category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards. The award was granted for the SENSES Program, a training DVD with accompanying poster, training card and recognition pins, developed to educate caregivers in the long-term care setting on how to recognize the signs of potential pressure ulcer development.
"By using one's senses to carefully observe the patient, then effectively sharing those observations, everyone is contributing to pressure ulcer prevention," commented Diane L. Krasner, PhD, RN, CWS, MAPWCA, FAAN. "Pressure ulcers come at a high cost to everyone, so recognizing and treating a developing ulcer at a much earlier stage is in the best interest of both patients and our healthcare system."
Pressure ulcers are one of the most serious and pervasive problems in U.S. nursing homes. They are caused by unrelieved pressure that is often associated with immobility and which damages underlying tissue. The SENSES Program utilizes natural senses to identify pressure ulcer risks during routine patient care. These natural SENSES include: Look, Listen, Smell, Touch and, finally, Share observations with colleagues and in documentation. This simple program is the first step to identify pressure ulcer risk and improve patient lives.
"We are very pleased to have been honored with a Stevie® Award for this important educational and training program," said Komel Grover, Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Communications at Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. "It is our hope that the tools in the SENSES Program will assist healthcare providers with their goal of pressure ulcer prevention."
More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the 2012 Annual American Business Awards. Stevie® Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year. The Video Awards category winners may be accessed at: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2654_21624.cfm.
About Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers, less frequently known as decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or bed sores, are caused by unrelieved pressure that damages underlying tissue. These wounds typically develop below the waist over bony areas such as the hips, lower back or heel. Pressure ulcers often affect people in hospitals or nursing homes, or others who are unable to move due to injury or disease. Moisture-associated skin damage due to incontinence can further contribute to pressure ulcer development.
Pressure ulcers are estimated to affect as many as 3 million people in the U.S. annually, including up to 28% of patients in long-term care. In addition, pressure ulcers account for some $3.2 billion dollars of the total $17.1 billion dollar annual cost of medical errors, underscoring the important role for wound care clinicians in early diagnosis and treatment.
About The Stevie® Awards
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.––including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small––are eligible to submit nominations.
Nicknamed Stevie for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to honorees during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended, and the presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
About The Wound Institute®
Since its inception in 2005, The Wound Institute® has become the industry leader for interactive wound care education provided at no cost to its membership of over 47,000 healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers.
For healthcare providers, The Wound Institute® features comprehensive, research-based courses designed to accommodate preferences and workplace demands by allowing clinicians to complete courses at their own pace. The Wound Institute® partners with well-regarded knowledge leaders as faculty advisors to deliver disease-based education and enhanced practical treatment information. The Wound Institute® also serves as a conduit for CE/CME/CPE accredited education whereby users may choose to be directed to a third-party site, register and complete courses that carry the appropriate designation.
For patients and their caregivers, The Wound Institute® provides an online resource offering disease state education to empower them in managing difficult-to-heal and chronic wounds. These educational modules, developed in conjunction with the Patient Education Institute, are also featured on the patient advocacy site of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) online resource for consumer education called MedlinePlus. All modules have been written to meet Health Care Literacy Standards and are available in either English or Spanish language versions.
The Wound Institute® is made possible by the support of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. To access any of the modules, register at www.TheWoundInstitute.com.
About Healthpoint Biotherapeutics
Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, cost-effective solutions for dermal repair and regeneration. The company's research and development strategy is centered on next-generation bioactive therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds. Currently marketed products include Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment, OASIS® Wound Matrix, OASIS® Ultra Tri-Layer Matrix and REGRANEX® (becaplermin) Gel 0.01%. Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is also committed to advancing the care and treatment of wounds through support of industry leading continuing education from The Wound Institute®. To learn more about this comprehensive and award winning educational resource, please visit www.TheWoundInstitute.com®. Healthpoint Biotherapeutics is a DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., affiliate company, and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit the company website at www.Healthpointbio.com.
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