NewsPressure-relieving mattress prevents bed falls

Pressure-relieving mattress prevents bed falls

Pressure Ulcers, Products

Pressure-relieving mattress prevents bed fallsA new mattress, that prevents pressure ulcers and bed falls, has been approved for use by the Intellectual Property Office.

Squirrel Diamond mattresses (Squirrel Medical Ltd) have been proven safe and stable for use in nursing environments. The mattresses are at the optimum depth of 12.5cm, allowing patients to get in and out of bed easily and and have a firm structure, preventing pressure ulcers.

In one study, 107 patients used Squirrel Diamond mattresses with a zero percent bed fall rate, which clinicians believe is die to the depth and structure of the mattress.

The National Health Service (NHS) spends approximately 4% of their annual budget on pressure ulcer care and it is estimated that there are 44,000 bed falls a year in the UK.

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