Many pressure ulcers or pressure sores are preventable. With careful pressure care management however, the risk of pressure damage is greatly reduced.
Select Medical manufacture industry leading pressure relieving paediatric mattresses. Incorporating specially designed air cells for effective pressure ulcer management, they provide unrivaled comfort for young children and smaller adults. By working closely with our carer network, we have successfully managed to create a smaller, narrower air cell. It provides optimal support and enhanced comfort for the cared for.
Select Medical supply alternating pressure relieving paediatric mattress systems across many healthcare establishments. This includes NHS hospital and community, hospice and nursing homes.Read More
It is important to note it is not just elderly people who suffer with pressure ulcers. Anybody with a condition that restricts movement and the ability to change position regularly is at risk of developing a pressure sore – people of all ages!
Prolonged periods of constant pressure applied to the skin can result in a pressure ulcer. However, using specifically designed equipment can reduce the risk of pressure injury in children and smaller adults. Additionally, other risk factors to pressure damage occurring in children include poor blood flow, friction and shear forces. These all add to how quickly tissue damage can develop. In children and even young babies the risk of pressure ulcer development can be higher amongst those with spina bifida, a spinal injury, neurological damage or any other condition which restricts their ability to move.
Therefore, if you are a carer looking to reduce these risks and are searching for an appropriate alternating pressure paediatric mattress, then look no further. Pure Air 6 Paediatric and LiteAir can provide a perfect solution.