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Award - 2023 Board of the year

At Care of Sweden, our path to success has been defined by steady growth, a deep commitment to sustainability, and a focus on positive societal impact. Recently, this journey was honored with the prestigious "2023 Board of the Year" award in our region in Sweden, a recognition that speaks volumes about our strategic planning and effective management.

Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2023

November 16th marks this year's Stop Pressure Ulcer Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness and disseminating knowledge about the issue of pressure ulcers/injuries. It is the international organization EPUAP (European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) that is the driving force behind this day, whose mission is to guide and support European countries in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries.

Key Aspects of MDR and Patient Safety in the Procurement of Medical Devices

For several years, the European regulatory framework, MDR (Medical Device Regulation), has been closely followed in the field of medical technology. MDR's overarching goal is to ensure patient safety by establishing strict requirements for transparency, documentation, traceability, and feedback related to medical devices.

A Global Commitment to Safer Healthcare

Every year, the 17th of September, the world comes together to observe International Patient Safety Day. This day is coordinated to raise awareness about patient safety and promote actions to improve healthcare safety worldwide. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), International Patient Safety Day 2023, aims to raise awareness, promote best practices, and encourage collaboration among healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers.

The Burden of Pressure Ulcers: A Costly Challenge and Opportunity for Healthcare

Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure injuries, are a prevalent and distressing problem in healthcare systems worldwide. They can occur due to prolonged pressure on the skin, resulting in tissue damage that can be challenging to manage.

Equal Pay: A Fundamental Imperative at Care of Sweden

At Care of Sweden, we conduct an annual pay survey to identify, address, and prevent any unjustifiable pay disparities. By mapping our salaries, we ensure that we meet legal requirements, comply with discrimination laws, and set salaries objectively and equally.

Swedish innovation prevents pressure ulcers in healthcare and at home

The incidence of pressure ulcers in the healthcare sector is one of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare’s quality-of-care metrics. The prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers is about reducing suffering for patients and reducing the cost of preventable healthcare complications. Care of Sweden is a company with a vision to eliminate pressure ulcers in close collaboration with healthcare.

Innovative technology in pressure ulcer/pressure injury care shows good effect and comfort in clinical study

Pressure relieving mattresses with a pulsating function is a Swedish innovation by the MedTech company Care of Sweden. The intention was to develop a comfortable and stable mattress with low noise levels that could be used as an aid to prevent and treat pressure ulcers/pressure injuries. The pulsating mode has been evaluated in a clinical study and showed good results in both clinical effect and comfort.

Equal pay – an important matter for Care of Sweden

“Following completion of the pay survey, we are proud to announce that we have achieved equal pay at Care of Sweden. There are no unjustified pay gaps that are directly or indirectly related to gender,” says Elaine West, Chief HR Officer at Care of Sweden.

AI solution developed in Sweden prevents pressure ulcers

As the number of old people increases, the need for care at home and in hospitals is increasing worldwide. The AI solution from Care of Sweden, which is used as an aid to prevent and treat pressure ulcers, can have an important impact on the quality of care and health economics.

Press Release: Care of Sweden announces change of CEO

After 23 eventful years, it is time for Care of Sweden's founder Magnus Högberg to hand over the position of CEO.

The proportion of pressure ulcers in Sweden has increased during 2021

The result from the 2021 point prevalence measurement shows an increase in the proportion of pressure ulcers compared to the year before.

Care of Sweden starts a new business year!

The new business year started with a successful kick-off in Uddebo.

New mattresses for the hospital in Gambia – thanks to contributions from Care of Sweden

New mattresses were delivered to the psychiatric hospital Tanka Tanka in West Africa thanks to a collaboration between the non-profit organisations Gamcup and Care of Sweden.

Higher demands on companies in the medtech sector – we are ready!

The new regulations for medical technology devices (MDR) will be applied on May 26th. The law sets a higher demand for transparency and clinical evidence, meaning that earlier directives are now European law.

Prone positioning has led to an increase in pressure injury development

Positioning COVID-19 patients suffering from severe acute respiratory distress in the prone position improves survival as compared to supine positioning. However, an increase in pressure injury development has been reported.

Press Release: New innovative technology in pressure wound care

Pressure-relieving mattresses with a pulsating function is a Swedish innovation by the MedTech company Care of Sweden. A recent study now shows that the use of the mattress has given good results in the work of preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

Infection control – more important than ever

Today, due to the pandemic situation, the focus on cross infection prevention and infection control is higher than ever and of course the focus is also on keeping the mattress clean and disinfect it between users .

A success story from Trosa municipality in Sweden

“I called around yesterday morning and found out that there are currently no pressure ulcers in elderly care homes in Trosa,” says Occupational Therapist Ulrika Nilsson proudly and notes that a major reason for this is the training healthcare professionals have received.