The MedMattress Journal

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Selecting the Best Mattresses for Your Camp

A good night’s sleep is essential for everyone to have a great experience at camp. That’s why mattresses need to be dry, comfortable and bug-free when the sun goes down. However, choosing the best mattress for your camp can be challenging. What kinds of mattress cores and covers are right for your campers? Which features […]

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Mattresses and Mental Health
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Preventing Pressure Injuries in Behavioral Health Settings

Preventing Pressure Injuries in Behavioral Health Settings Even though decubitus ulcers are less common in behavioral health units than in other hospital areas, they can develop quickly in patients with mental illness. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent the development of pressure injuries in behavioral health settings. This article will describe risk factors […]

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Mattress Contamination & Infection Control
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Mattress Contamination & Infection Control

Patient safety concerns Healthcare facilities wipe down and disinfect all mattresses between patients to prevent the spread of infection. Because it is protected by the cover, the mattress core is not cleaned. If the integrity of the mattress cover becomes compromised, however, blood and bodily fluids may become trapped inside the core. These fluids can […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units
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Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units

Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units Even though pressure injuries are most common in adult care units, there is an emerging awareness that acutely ill and immobilized children are also at risk. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent skin breakdown in pediatric settings. This article will describe risk factors for pediatric pressure ulcers […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the Critical Care Unit

Critically-ill patients are often physiologically and hemodynamically unstable, requiring complex treatment supporting perfusion and circulation. Pressure injuries are common complications for these patients, especially for those who are hypotensive, sedated, and mechanically ventilated. This article will describe how a multifaceted strategy that includes nutritional support, frequent repositioning, and therapeutic support surfaces can protect these high-risk […]

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Bariatric Mattresses That Reduce Decubitus Ulcer Development

The prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled in the last three decades. Nurses practicing in all types of care settings require specialized strategies to care for this patient population. Obese patients have an increased risk of pressure ulcers and maintaining skin integrity is one of the biggest challenges that nurses encounter. This article examines the […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the Maternity Unit

Even though pressure sores are less common in maternity units than in other hospital areas, they can develop quickly in women during labor. For new mothers, this skin breakdown is a distressing complication. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent the development of pressure sores in the maternity setting. This article will describe risk […]

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decubitus ulcers
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Types of Dressings For Decubitus Ulcers

The days of plain gauze are long gone in favor of advanced materials that can absorb large amounts of drainage without the need for frequent dressing changes. Decubitus ulcer dressings provide optimal and advanced care for healing and protecting the wounds from worse conditions and infection. Some dressings can even provide thermal insulation, optimize the […]

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Utilizing Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Decubitus Ulcer Management

  Utilizing Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Decubitus Ulcer Management: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes Therapeutic support surfaces and patient repositioning are essential components of decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment.  One strategy to relieve pressure against the skin is the use of powered alternating pressure mattresses.  They automatically shift the patient’s body weight every few […]

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the OR

Therapeutic Support Surfaces in the OR: Better Support Surfaces, Better Patient Outcomes Postoperative patients face a number of challenges during recovery, including pain management, nausea, sore throat and constipation. Amongst these common complications, intraoperative pressure ulcers can develop as well. To protect patients’ skin during procedures, pressure ulcer prevention is now an important standard of […]

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