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J Wound Care. 1999 Nov;8(10):495-7.

Evaluation of a range of hospital replacement mattresses.

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School of Health Science, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK.

Abstract

A combination of physical measurement and clinical testing was used to evaluate a range of pressure-reducing replacement mattresses, which had met tender specifications, in order to reduce the number available for selection in the purchasing process. Factors considered included mattress price and expected life-span. The results presented have supported a purchasing decision to replace mattresses but care should be taken in adopting these findings in a different context from that of a district general hospital. Optimum performance was found in one mattress replacement (Pentaflex).

PMID:
10827653
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.1999.8.10.26216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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