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Vicair Academy Mattress in the prevention of pressure damage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12048459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are many costs associated with the development of pressure ulcers, both in terms of the patient experience and those associated with healing. If patients who are deemed to be at risk are identified and suitable preventive equipment is provided, incidence of pressure ulcer development can be reduced significantly. Pressure-reducing mattresses are primarily used to prevent pressure ulcers from occurring, in conjunction with other preventive measures, such as repositioning. The Vicair Academy Mattress, manufactured by Vicair BV and distributed by Gerald Simonds, uses Vicair's 'dry air' flotation system to offer maximum pressure and shear protection to patients who are at high risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Fiona Collins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2002 May 23-Jun 12
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-05     Completed Date:  2002-08-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Equipment Design
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*

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