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air-fluidized bed

a bed with body support provided by thousands of tiny soda-lime glass beads suspended by pressurized, temperature-controlled air. The patient rests on a polyester filter sheet that covers the beads. The special bed is designed for use by patients with or at risk for posterior pressure ulcers or with posterior burns, grafts, or donor areas. The pressure against the patient's skin surface is less than the capillary refilling. The improved capillary blood flow to the skin speeds the growth of granulation tissue.
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Air-fluidized bed

air-flu·i·dized bed

(ār-flū'i-dīzd bed)
Type of bed intended to promote skin integrity and prevent skin breakdown. Within the mattress, small ceramic spheres are constantly blown by temperature-controlled airflow to distribute the patient's weight evenly, keeping pressure off bony prominences.

air-fluidized bed

A bed consisting of a mattress filled with tiny glass or ceramic spheres that are suspended by a continuous flow of warm air. The patient “floats” on the mattress with only minimal penetration. Because of the even distribution of weight, the bed is particularly useful in treating or preventing pressure sores.
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To predict the drying rates of wetted nylon and expanded polystyrene (EPS) particles in an air-fluidized bed, three theoretical methods from literature were used to model the constantrate drying period while the falling-rate period was modelled using the characteristic drying curve method.
Group 1, for patients at-risk, includes alternative pressure pads, foam replacements and air overlays; Group 2, for stage 2 pressure sores and higher, includes low air loss mattress replacements, low air loss overlays and beds, and alternating (or turning) mattresses; and Group 3, for the most severely disabled or contracted patients, includes air-fluidized beds.
Air Fluidized Beds II-29 Features II-29 Air-Fluidized Bed Therapy - Bringing Outstanding Progress in Skin Care II-29 Caregivers - To be Watchful of Some Potential Problems II-29 B.