What is mattress pressure prevention?
Pressure-relieving mattresses redistribute the weight of a patient to alleviate pressure points. An alternating air mattress is a type of medical air mattress that has air cells that are constantly inflated and deflated, relieving pressure points and improving circulation.
What is a pressure relieving mattress used for?
For people who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers, pressure relieving and redistributing devices are widely accepted methods of preventing the development of pressure ulcers. Different types of mattresses, overlays, cushions, and seating are among the devices used.