Journal articlesDevelopment and preliminary evaluation of a static air mattress with a heel flotation zone

Development and preliminary evaluation of a static air mattress with a heel flotation zone

07/11/14 | Products, Service delivery | Jacqui Fletcher

The concept of prudent healthcare emphasises the importance of co-production in health care and has been suggested as a way forward for an overstretched NHS. This article describes the collaboration between clinical staff and Direct Healthcare Services to modify a mattress in order to provide protection to patients’ heels when using profiling bed systems. It describes a preliminary evaluation of the mattress and its heel flotation zone on a mixed medical ward.