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Title: Air Mattresses as Prevention for Pressure Ulcer - An Interdisciplinary Overview
Authors: Shinde, Sachin Shravan
Rajhans, N R
Keywords: PUs
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Department of Human Physiology with Community Health , Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal
Series/Report no.: HWWE;2013
Abstract: Pressure Ulcers (PUs) are one of the most common medical problems in hospitalized immobile patients and elderly patients in nursing homes. PU occurs due to cell necrosis which tends to develop when a soft tissue is broken by a prominence bone or a hard surface for a long period of time. Currently available techniques and or protocols designed to prevent pressure ulcers are mainly based on the improvement of the skin- support interface and on a postural and behavioral education1. This paper surveys the literature on the pressure ulcer incidences from three different viewpoints. First view point is study of different foam as well as air mattresses. The second view point focuses on effectiveness of air mattresses based on PU incidence and contact interface pressure and blood perfusion. Third viewpoint focuses on comfort and cost effectiveness. Ten RCTs analyzed the PU incidence
Description: Posture and Musculoskeletal Disorder
ISBN: 9789351749059
Appears in Collections:Ergonomics for Rural Development

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