TITLE

Review: Foam-based, constant low-pressure mattresses are better than standard hospital mattresses for reducing pressure ulcers

AUTHOR(S)
Cullum, N
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that foam-based, constant low-pressure mattresses are better than standard hospital mattresses for reducing pressure ulcers. Studies in any language and in any setting were selected if they were randomized controlled trials that evaluated low-technology, constant low-pressure (CLP) surfaces. In patients at high risk for pressure ulcers, foam-based, CLP mattresses are better than standard hospital mattresses for reducing pressure ulcers.
ACCESSION #
15851771

 

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