Spotlight on Pressure Ulcers: The Tardieu TeleSkin Approach to Promote Skin Ambassadors – A Game Changer for NY Hospitals and Nursing Homes

In the bustling heart of New York City’s hospitals and nursing homes, healthcare professionals are constantly in the race against time, battling to ensure the highest quality of care for their patients. One of the silent adversaries they frequently face is pressure ulcers. Often overlooked, these painful sores can be devastating for patients and can significantly impact their recovery and quality of life.

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz in the healthcare sector about the astonishing growth of the global pressure ulcers treatment market. According to a report by the IMARC Group, the market, which was valued at US$ 5.0 Billion in 2022, is predicted to rise to a staggering US$ 6.9 Billion by 2028. This anticipated growth underscores the critical importance of addressing pressure ulcers effectively and efficiently.

Understanding Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, commonly referred to as bedsores, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. These ulcers most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone. The elderly, with their fragile skin, are particularly susceptible. Given New York’s aging population, the relevance of this issue to our healthcare system cannot be stressed enough.

The TeleSkin Initiative: Championing the Role of Skin Ambassadors

While traditional methods like negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen equipment have been prevalent, the innovative TeleSkin approach aims to change the narrative. The initiative focuses on creating a cadre of ‘Skin Ambassadors’ – trained individuals who can identify early signs of pressure ulcers and help in timely intervention.

In an environment like New York, where the patient-to-nurse ratio is often high, having dedicated Skin Ambassadors in hospitals and nursing homes can be a true game-changer. These ambassadors can ensure continuous monitoring, early detection, and prompt initiation of preventive measures.

The Need for Specialized Care

While early detection is crucial, equally important is specialized care for those already affected. The increasing prevalence of obesity and chronic medical conditions has amplified the risks of pressure ulcers. Therefore, a comprehensive treatment plan that caters to the specific needs of these high-risk individuals is paramount.

Moreover, the rising technological advancements in the healthcare sector, as highlighted by the IMARC Group, play a pivotal role. TeleSkin’s integration of cutting-edge technology allows for a seamless connection between Skin Ambassadors, healthcare professionals, and patients. This holistic approach ensures that every patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs.

Embracing the Future of Pressure Ulcer Care in NY

Considering the significant projected growth of the pressure ulcer treatment market and the ever-increasing demands of the NY healthcare system, integrating novel approaches like can substantially enhance patient outcomes. It’s not just about the numbers; it’s about genuinely improving the lives of countless New Yorkers who trust their healthcare providers with their well-being.

By fostering a culture where specialized care meets early detection and prevention, New York hospitals and nursing homes can pave the way for a future where pressure ulcers become a rarity rather than a recurring challenge.

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, it’s initiatives like TeleSkin that empower professionals and offer a beacon of hope to patients. As we embrace this change, we’re not just witnessing the evolution of pressure ulcer care; we’re actively shaping it. It’s high time we put the spotlight on pressure ulcers, for the well-being of our loved ones and the integrity of our cherished healthcare system.

Dr. Marie-Ange Tardieu is a renowned skin specialist, plastic and cosmetic surgeon and a wound expert, with over two decades of experience. She is an author, writer, and international keynote speaker who has treated over 50,000 patients affected with various skin and pressure injuries and ulcers throughout her career. Passionate about innovative skin and wound care solutions, she believes in the power of early detection and the importance of specialized care for skin-related ailments.


We are a consulting and digital training platform dedicated to the professional development of healthcare employees. We onboard new hires, and in-service existing nurses, CNAs, doctors, and other healthcare employees with a focus on the skin:  how to assess the skin and treat pressure injuries and ulcers effectively.

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