TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Beghé, Claudia
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. Devices that redistribute body weight over wider areas (CLP) or limit the time of exposure are more costly than simpler foam mattresses, but studies addressing their effectiveness are difficult to interpret for various methodological reasons. In patients who are at high risk for PUs, CLP mattresses are better than standard hospital mattresses for reducing ulcer development.
ACCESSION #
15851772

 

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