The provision of therapy mattresses for pressure ulcer prevention.

Fania Pagnamenta*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Preventing pressure ulcers is complex and involves skin care, the provision of therapy mattresses, repositioning, the management of incontinence and adequate nutritional support. This article describes a model of therapy mattress provision that is based on non-powered products. Evaluating the efficiency of this model is challenging, due to the complexities of care, but Safety Thermometer data and incidents reports offer reassurance that non-powered therapy mattresses can provide adequate pressure ulcer prevention. Therapy mattress provision is only one of the five interventions and these are described in details to give readers a fuller picture of the model used at the author's trust.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S28-S33
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


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