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support surface

A brace, pillow, or mattress on which part or all of the body rests. Static support surfaces are made or filled with materials such as air, fabric, foam, or gels. Dynamic support surfaces are filled with moving air, beads, or fluid that circulates by electromechanical energy.
See also: surface
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The cache of available skin products and support surfaces was evaluated continually by the CWOCN.
There are other factors to consider, such as the recommendation of support surfaces to help reduce internal stresses within the tissue.
The findings also indicated the mean difference of the two devices to be greater in more complex conditions (unstable support surface).
Commonly, ulcers occur where soft tissues (skeletal muscle, subcutaneous fat and skin) are compressed between bony prominences and support surfaces, such as a bed or chair.
Condition * RMS Range rho p-Value ([dagger]) rho p-Value ([dagger]) 1 -0.46 <0.001# -0.44 0.001# 2 -0.34 <0.001# -0.33 0.01 3 -0.45 0.001# -0.49 <0.001# 4 -0.25 0.06 -0.28 0.04 5 -0.28 0.04 -0.27 0.04 6 -0.23 0.10 -0.25 0.07 Condition * Velocity Area rho p-Value ([dagger]) rho p-Value ([dagger]) 1 -0.48 <0.001# -0.49 <0.001# 2 -0.37 0.007# -0.40 0.003# 3 -0.38 0.004# -0.47 <0.001# 4 -0.42 0.002# -0.40 0.003# 5 -0.38 0.004# -0.46 0.001# 6 -0.35 0.01 -0.38 0.004# 1 = eyes open, 2 = eyes closed, 3 = eyes open with surround sway, 4 = eyes open with support surface sway, 5 = eyes closed with support surface sway, 6 = eyes open with surround and support surface sway.
According to Jim Ferguson, president and CEO of Span-America Medical Systems, its sales is expected to grow in the coming years as more facilities embrace Span-America's newest technologies, including its proprietary line of PressureGuard powered and non-powered air support surface products.
(1) A clinical guide to the terms and measures published in the international standard ISO 16840-1:2006 Wheelchair Seating, Section 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture, and postural support surfaces [1].
Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Gaymar has been providing Stryker with exclusive rights to sell support surface and pressure ulcer management products to acute care customers in North America.
Surface seeding accelerates the zeolite crystallization process on the support surface, and also enhances the formation of homogeneous NaA zeolite layer.
There was also a main effect of the support surface in both the moving- and stationary-room conditions, t(27) = 3.04, p = .0052.
GATES then will support surface terminal, aerial port, and Defense Courier Division cargo and passenger processing and manifesting operations to the joint warfighter.
Pressure relieving support surfaces aim to reduce the amount or duration of pressure between an individual and the support surface and there have been many studies comparing different support surfaces.

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