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Use of Pressurease and Airform mattresses in pressure ulcer care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11868189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Large cell dynamic air mattresses are effective in the prevention of pressure ulcers but they still have inherent problems, e.g. the ability of the mattresses to move patients along the mattress through the inflation and deflation of the cells. Also, there have been reports that the inflation and deflation of cells can cause motion sickness. This article reviews two mattresses from Sareo Healthcare Ltd: a static system, Pressurease; and a unique dynamic system, Airform. These two systems offer a cost-effective and clinically effective method of pressure ulcer prevention and therapy.
F Collins; S Hampton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 Oct 26-Nov 8
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-28     Completed Date:  2002-04-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2104-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Homes for the Aged
Nursing Homes
Pressure Ulcer / nursing*,  prevention & control
Wound Healing

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