mattress overlay


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mattress overlay

A cushioned surface placed on top of a bed to decrease pressure on bony prominences and reduce the chance of the patient's developing pressure ulcers.
See also: overlay
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The number of LAL beds has decreased by 60% over a 24-month period, with the bulk of patients needing LAL therapy now being placed on LAL mattress overlays which are 40% less expensive to rent than LAL beds.
Turning schedules should be used in conjunction with all support surfaces, chair cushion and mattress overlays. Remember, too, that we turn patients for other reasons than to relieve pressure -- for example, to prevent pulmonary and GU complications.
When possible, choose static mattresses or mattress overlays rather than the more costly, and more bothersome, alternating air mattresses.
Effective strategies for preventing pressure ulcers include the use of support surfaces (mattresses, beds, and cushions), mattress overlays on operating tables, and specialized foam and sheepskin overlays.
The full range of Action[R] wheelchair cushions, mattress overlays, and accessories delivers high-quality, low-maintenance pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Specialty Beds Rental Business, Specialty Beds Sales Business, Mattresses (Static and Dynamic Mattresses) and Mattress Overlays (Static and Dynamic Mattress Overlays).
* Market size data for Pressure Relief Devices market segments Specialty Beds Rental Business, Specialty Beds Sales Business, Mattresses and Mattress Overlays.