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Leg Ulcer App

Free App helps patients to record and cure leg ulcers

The Leg Ulcer Charity Medopad have joined forces to develop an App for leg to help patients suffering from leg ulcers. The app aims to improve how ulcers are treated and to expand knowledge of the condition. In its first phase, the app will be available for 25,000 patients, before rolling out to over 500,000 people.

The Leg Ulcer Charity Medopad have joined forces to develop an App for leg to help patients suffering from leg ulcers. The app aims to improve how ulcers are treated and to expand knowledge of the condition. In its first phase, the app will be available for 25,000 patients, before rolling out to over 500,000 people.

The App allows patients or their carers to track the progress and treatment of the leg ulcer. The patient or their carer uploads information regularly, whenever they wish. Information gathered includes how the patient feels, what medications they are taking, pain in the ulcer, whether it is improving or not, etc.

In addition, any new medications or dressings can be added at any time. Photographs of the leg ulcer can be taken and stored to show if there has been any improvement or healing. Essentially the patient or carer becomes the custodian of their own medical record. The patient can then share their record with any doctor, nurse or another healthcare professional that they wish.

“We are excited to be working with Medopad,” said Founder of the Leg Ulcer Charity, Professor Mark Whiteley. “Between us, we have developed an innovative way for patients with leg ulcers and their carers to participate in their own treatment pathways. Patients can share their medical information with any healthcare professional they wish and access advice from the Leg Ulcer Charity via the app.”

By giving permission via the App, the patient can allow any healthcare professional to view their records to check that the right tests have been done, the right treatment is being given and that the results are as would be expected.

Patients can have leg ulcers for long periods of time, which makes it difficult to remember what the ulcer looks like, what treatments have been carried out and whether the condition is getting better or worse. Keeping a log of test results, monitoring pain levels and explaining previous treatment choices to nurses and doctors all add to the patient’s challenge. To simplify this, Medopad offers:

  • Symptom tracking – pain levels, redness, itchiness, numbness
  • Blood pressure monitoring using wearable technology
  • Automated medication reminders
  • Questionnaires – daily check-in, dressing type, activity levels
  • A journal for recording test results, treatment progress, bandage comfort
  • Photo records to track ulcer condition over time
  • A ‘Learn’ section – helpful links and supporting material

The app also contains information about leg ulcers and also a link where advice can be asked directly from the Leg Ulcer Charity.

The Medopad and Leg Ulcer Charity App it is another example of how the leg ulcer charity is striving to help patients with leg ulcers, and their carers, take control of their own destiny. my controlling their own patient record, sharing it with health professionals of their choice, and having access to online advice from the Leg Ulcer Charity, leg ulcer patients and their carers can ensure that they are getting the very latest advice with regards investigations and cures for leg ulcers.

To download the FREE App, find Medopad on the App Store or click here

FREE Activation code: 6620 5318