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Pressure Management to Fight Bedsore

Bedsore or pressure sore 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 bedsore. A bed score 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. Bedsore leads 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.

To prevent bedsores from a patient who is in confinement to bed or a chair but has not developed sores yet, a variety of special mattresses / pads / cushions that contain foam, air, gel or water, are commonly used to reduce pressure under the body. Examples of such products include foam mattresses, non-alternating air mattresses, alternating pressure pads, foam cushions, gel cushions, water cushions. However, these products are less effective in healing bedsores that are already developed due to the limited pressure relief function. In some case, patients using such products may still develop bedsores.

Alternating pressure and low air loss technologies are known to be most effective in healing and preventing these wounds and make care giving tasks significantly easier. To treat bedsores that are already developed, a wide selection of mattresses with alternating pressure or low air loss or both functions are available 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.

shower bench
Alternating Pressure Mattress
(most effectively prevent / heal bedsores of stages I-IV at different costs)
shower bench
Low Air Loss Mattress
(most effectively prevent / heal bedsores of stages I-IV at different costs)
commode chair plus commode seat
Lateral Rotation Mattress
(for pulmonary patients and secondary wound healing and prevention)
shower bench
Pressure Relief Air Chair
(to receive maximum pressure relief while in a seated position)
shower chairs
Foam Mattress
(cost effectively reduce pressure to prevent bedsores when lying on bed)
commode chair plus commode seat
Alternating Pressure Pad
(cost effectively reduce pressure to prevent bedsores when on bed)
shower bench
Foam Cushion
(reduce pressure to prevent sores when sitting on chair or wheelchair)
shower chairs
Gel Cushion
(reduce pressure to prevent sores when sitting on chair or wheelchair)
commode chair plus commode seat
Water Cushion
(reduce pressure to prevent sores when sitting on chair or wheelchair)

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