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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

There are a wide range of hospital mattresses.
The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours

In brief: Depends.

There are a wide range of hospital mattresses.
The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No. Pressure relief

Mattresses rarely prevent pressure sores with the exception of a few very expensive models that may have per issues such as hygiene.
Only pressure relief prevents pressure sores.

In brief: No. Pressure relief

Mattresses rarely prevent pressure sores with the exception of a few very expensive models that may have per issues such as hygiene.
Only pressure relief prevents pressure sores.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Bedsores mattress

Most hospitals do not use standard mattresses.
They use a higher grade of mattress that helps the staff prevent pressure sores from developing. Except for a few specialized beds, offloading pressure, frequent turning and common sense still are keys in prevention.

In brief: Bedsores mattress

Most hospitals do not use standard mattresses.
They use a higher grade of mattress that helps the staff prevent pressure sores from developing. Except for a few specialized beds, offloading pressure, frequent turning and common sense still are keys in prevention.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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