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. Read more about necessities to prevent issues in bariatric patients.
MedMattress offers bariatric mattresses from a variety of manufacturers including Drive Medical and Span-America. MedMattress also provides bariatric waterproof incontinence mattresses specifically designed for nighttime incontinence and bedwetting in obese patients.
Providing bariatric patients with supportive multi-density foam mattresses can greatly improve comfort and help prevent development of painful decubitus ulcers. MedMattress carefully crafted Bari Care mattresses for patients who weigh 500 – 1,000 lbs and are at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown. They are an economical alternative to alternating pressure mattresses. The MedMattress team is ready to help facilities balance cost and functionality while protecting their obese patients from pressure injuries.
Bariatric Mattresses That Reduce Decubitus Ulcer Development/
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 […]Read more »
3 Effects Sleep Deprivation Has On Obesity/
NSF’s 2003 Sleep in America poll revealed: 77% of older adults who are obese report some kind of sleep problem. More recently it is being suggested that the first step to treating obesity may be to diagnose and treat sleep deprivation. With appetite and low energy being the main consequences of sleep deprivation, as well […]Read more »