Journal articlesImproved patient experience and outcomes using the Dyna-Form™ Mercury Advance mattress

Improved patient experience and outcomes using the Dyna-Form™ Mercury Advance mattress

07/11/14 | Pressure Ulcers, Products | Lorraine Jones, Jacqui Fletcher

An initial audit took place to examine current systems and practices involving alternating mattresses as part of the SSKIN pressure ulcer prevention programme. Following this, the Trust introduced 125 Dyna-Form™ Mercury Advance mattresses (Direct Health Services) to six inpatient wards. The wards included particularly complex patients, all of whom historically had been a very high risk of Trust-acquired pressure ulcers, despite positive changes in culture towards zero tolerance of pressure ulcer.