|Pressure ulcers are significant and growing problems for patients in confinement to bed or a chair, being unable to move, losing of bowel or bladder control, having poor nutrition, or with lowered mental awareness. Anyone who must stay in a bed, chair, or wheelchair because of illness or injury can get pressure ulcers. A pressure ulcer, sometimes called "bed scores" is an injury usually caused by unrelieved pressure that damages the skin and underlying tissue by squeezing tiny blood vessels which supply the skin with nutrients and oxygen. Pressure ulcers lead to pain, a long stay in the hospital or nursing home and slower recovery from health problems - therefore increase the cost and decrease the quality of care.|
Alternating pressure and low air loss technologies are known to be effective in healing and preventing these wounds and make care giving tasks significantly easier. At uCan Health, we offer a wide selection of air fluidized bed and low air loss mattress systems to fit a variety budgets and applications, and the common thread of superior outcomes. These systems are designed for the prevention and treatment of stage I-IV pressure ulcers.
Please talk to your physician to determine which one is needed based on the stage of the bedsore and, of course, your budget.