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Support Surfaces

Often lost in the ongoing conversation about how best to treat pressure ulcers, is a very important concept: prevention. There are many factors that make up a complete pressure ulcer prevention plan, including proper skin treatment and good nutrition. But if pressure is the major cause of pressure ulcers, it makes sense that any prevention plan would address the relief of that pressure.

One way to achieve that is by constantly rotating or repositioning the patient. Equally important, however, is the actual support surface on which the patient is sitting or lying. An effective pressure reducing support surface will allow your body to sink into it. In doing so, the pressure between your body and the surface is distributed over a wider area. In general, the more of your body that is in contact with the support surface, the better.

  • Therapeutic Mattresses

    Therapeutic Mattresses

    Therapeutic Mattresses provide an encasing, a housing base layer, and a patient support layer in a cavity of the encasing. The base layer has a foam base member and foam side panels connected to the base member. The patient support layer is provided above the base layer and has a plurality of sections or zones. One of the plurality of sections is made of an inflatable component, and another of the plurality of sections is made of a non inflatable component.

  • Mattress Overlays (Group 1)

    Mattress Overlays (Group 1)

    Hospital bed Mattress Overlays are placed on top of mattresses to help prevent pressure sores & improve blood circulation. Mattress Overlays can be filled with air, foam, water, or gel. Hospital Bed Overlays are intended to be used for increased comfort of users & help to relieve consistent pressure on parts of the body with bones that are prone to pressure, such as the tail bone. Using the right Hospital mattress overlay can greatly help to reduce your chance of developing pressure ulcers.

  • Mattress Systems (Group 2)

    Pressure Mattresses (Group 2)

    Pressure mattresses can help to prevent pressure sores & improve blood circulation. Pressure Mattresses are filled with air, and can be adjusted to meet the individual user's needs. Hospital Bed Overlays are intended to be used for increased comfort of users & help to relieve consistent pressure on parts of the body with bones that are prone to pressure, such as the tail bone. Using the right Hospital bed mattress can greatly help to reduce your chance of developing pressure ulcers.

  • Bariatric Support Surfaces

    Bariatric Support Surfaces

    Bariatric Support Surfaces help to evenly distribute weight across the surface, which helps to reduce & prevent pressure sores & pressure ulcers. These Heavy Duty Support Surfaces function the same as regular support surfaces, however they can accommodate a higher weight capacity.


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