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. 2004 Dec;20(4):43-6.

Preventing Pressure Ulcers: Choosing a Mattress

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers: Choosing a Mattress

Heidi Guy. Prof Nurse. .

Abstract

The standard hospital mattress is not suitable for patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers. The type of mattress or overlay system they require will depend on their pressure ulcer risk, medical history and local practice. This article provides a guide to pressure-relieving mattresses.

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