When a patient is bedridden or immobilized, they run the risk of developing an ulcer, which can be aggravated by their illness. In 2016, one in two patients hospitalized at HUG was at risk of developing one.
Geneva University Hospitals have therefore implemented a program called « Zoom Escarres » (FR) (Spotlight on Bedsores). It provides systematic detection of patients at risk, appropriate preventive measures and a treatment protocol. Prevention involves several measures: