Bassetlaw: Hospital introduces new mattresses to help prevent pressure ulcers

Patient Roy Murphy tries out of one of the new matresses, helped by nurses  Louise Wall, Rhiannon Boddy, Tracy Vernon and Kelly Moore

Patient Roy Murphy tries out of one of the new matresses, helped by nurses Louise Wall, Rhiannon Boddy, Tracy Vernon and Kelly Moore

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals rust has recently taken delivery of 114 special pressure ulcer relieving mattresses.

The Karomed Transair mattresses work by detecting pressure points on a patient’s body, for example the shoulders, buttocks and heels.

The skin is protected from friction and pressure damage by the many air-filled cushions or cells located inside the mattress, which gently inflate and deflate via an electric pump.

 

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