When either you or someone close to you needs to remain in bed for a considerable period of time either to aid recovery after an illness or operation, for long term comfort in the later stages of life, or due to the fact they are permanently bedridden, you will undoubtedly be aware of the risk of pressure ulcers.
To avoid the discomfort of such a condition, adjustable beds combined with a regular turning device is the very best solution. One specialist company provides a range of goods to enhance comfort and movement and their innovative turning machine has proved incredibly profitable in reducing the risk, and treatment of pressure ulcers through mattress for pressure ulcers.
Lying in one position for long periods of time leads to pressure on certain areas of the body; this can result in areas of skin breaking down as there is a reduced blood supply to the area, therefore making the tissues die.
Pressure ulcers are categorized in stages of severity and in cases where they are left untreated, the ulcers can become so deep that damage to the muscle, bone, tendons, and joints can occur.
The turning device from this expert provider is a unique, lateral turning system that can be fitted to any single bed underneath the existing mattress. The nature of this specialist equipment makes it suitable for both clinical environments and those remaining at home.
This new approach to night-time turning or 2 hourly turnings greatly aids both patient and carer in the treatment of pressure ulcers by gently moving the user. It has proven so beneficial that it is now being used in major teaching hospitals.