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Sliding is a common and frustrating problem that plagues both patient and caregiver. When raising the head of a hospital bed mattress, patients often slide down causing discomfort and increasing the risk of skin breakdown. Repositioning a patient to the head of the bed places the caregiver at higher risk for back injury and increases the potential to shear the patient's skin. Sliding is a significant contributing and overlooked cause of skin breakdown. The article below discusses the causes of sliding and provides tips to prevent it.

Tips to Stop Sliding in Hospital Bed Mattress

Sunday, May 19, 2024 4:49:16 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

Sliding is a common and frustrating problem that plagues both patient and caregiver. When raising the head of a hospital bed mattress, patients often slide down causing discomfort and increasing the risk of skin breakdown. Repositioning a patient to the head of the bed places the caregiver at higher risk for back injury and increases the potential to shear the patient's skin. Sliding is a significant contributing and overlooked cause of skin breakdown. The article below discusses the causes of sliding and provides tips to prevent it.

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Tips when choosing between an Alternating Pressure Matttress and Air Fluidized Bed for Pressure Wound Healing?

Air Fluidized Bed vs Alternating Pressure Mattress

Both AFT and Alternating Pressure therapy are utilized for the prevention and treatment of late-stage pressure ulcers. When, where, and how each therapeutic mattress is utilized is often misunderstood. There are pros and cons to each type of therapy. This article will explore those factors to give the reader a greater understanding.

Tips When Choosing Between an Alternating Pressure Mattress or Air Fluidization Bed for Pressure Sores

Friday, November 17, 2023 9:51:07 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

Tips when choosing between an Alternating Pressure Matttress and Air Fluidized Bed for Pressure Wound Healing?

Air Fluidized Bed vs Alternating Pressure Mattress

Both AFT and Alternating Pressure therapy are utilized for the prevention and treatment of late-stage pressure ulcers. When, where, and how each therapeutic mattress is utilized is often misunderstood. There are pros and cons to each type of therapy. This article will explore those factors to give the reader a greater understanding.

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What is reactive hyperemia and why it's so important for pressure wound healing? 

reactive hyperemia

The inability to reposition in bed or chair places a person at higher risk of developing a bed sore. Pressure wounds occur when the unrelieved pressure between the body and the mattress, wheelchair or recliner cushion prevents blood from flowing to the skin. The lack of blood flow causes the cells to malfunction and the skin to die.  Reactive hyperemia occurs as the body's wound healing response. 

What is reactive hyperemia and why it's so important for pressure wound healing.

Thursday, June 15, 2023 1:57:23 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

What is reactive hyperemia and why it's so important for pressure wound healing? 

reactive hyperemia

The inability to reposition in bed or chair places a person at higher risk of developing a bed sore. Pressure wounds occur when the unrelieved pressure between the body and the mattress, wheelchair or recliner cushion prevents blood from flowing to the skin. The lack of blood flow causes the cells to malfunction and the skin to die.  Reactive hyperemia occurs as the body's wound healing response. 

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TIPS TO PREVENT &

TREAT TAILBONE / COCCYX WOUNDS.

prevent and treat coccyx wounds

Protracted periods of time spent without relieving pressure on the weight bearing areas is a common problem and a leading cause of skin breakdown.  The coccyx is one of the most affected areas. There are many internal and external factors that make the Sacrum and Coccyx areas susceptible to pressure sores. This article addresses several important factors found outside of the body.

Tips to Prevent or Heal Coccyx Tailbone Wounds

Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:22:05 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

TIPS TO PREVENT &

TREAT TAILBONE / COCCYX WOUNDS.

prevent and treat coccyx wounds

Protracted periods of time spent without relieving pressure on the weight bearing areas is a common problem and a leading cause of skin breakdown.  The coccyx is one of the most affected areas. There are many internal and external factors that make the Sacrum and Coccyx areas susceptible to pressure sores. This article addresses several important factors found outside of the body.

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ALTERNATING PRESSURE MATTRESS COMPARISON CHART FOR BLUE CHIP MEDICAL MATTRESS SYSTEMS

To the untrained eye, alternating pressure mattress systems all look the same and seemingly offer the same features. However, nothing could be further from the truth. There are significant differences in the features, functions and benefits between Alternating Pressure Mattress Systems. See the comparison chart to compare features. If you still need more info, call our product experts at (888) 450-0045.

Blue Chip Alternating Pressure Comparison Chart

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 4:36:40 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

ALTERNATING PRESSURE MATTRESS COMPARISON CHART FOR BLUE CHIP MEDICAL MATTRESS SYSTEMS

To the untrained eye, alternating pressure mattress systems all look the same and seemingly offer the same features. However, nothing could be further from the truth. There are significant differences in the features, functions and benefits between Alternating Pressure Mattress Systems. See the comparison chart to compare features. If you still need more info, call our product experts at (888) 450-0045.

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sinking into alternating pressure mattress

How sinking into an Alternating Pressure Mattress can lead to a bed sore.

It is a common problem for people to sink into an alternating pressure mattress. There are many reasons why this can occur. Besides discomfort, sinking into a mattress can be the hidden cause of skin breakdown, infection, and hospitalization. In this article, I will discuss what might cause someone to sink into their alternating pressure mattress, how sinking can lead to a bed sore, and how to avoid it.

How sinking into an Alternating Pressure Mattress can lead to a bed sore.

Monday, July 4, 2022 5:01:48 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

sinking into alternating pressure mattress

How sinking into an Alternating Pressure Mattress can lead to a bed sore.

It is a common problem for people to sink into an alternating pressure mattress. There are many reasons why this can occur. Besides discomfort, sinking into a mattress can be the hidden cause of skin breakdown, infection, and hospitalization. In this article, I will discuss what might cause someone to sink into their alternating pressure mattress, how sinking can lead to a bed sore, and how to avoid it.

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recliner cushion for elderly

Recliner Cushions for the Elderly to Prevent Bed Sores

Home recliners offer comfort and adjustable positioning. However, for the elderly or those with a medical condition that limits mobility, sitting for long periods of time in a recliner can be uncomfortable and increase the risk of developing a pressure sore. This article will discuss the best recliner cushions for the elderly, the type of cushions available, and basic use guidelines.


Recliner Cushions for the Elderly

Friday, July 1, 2022 4:28:20 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

recliner cushion for elderly

Recliner Cushions for the Elderly to Prevent Bed Sores

Home recliners offer comfort and adjustable positioning. However, for the elderly or those with a medical condition that limits mobility, sitting for long periods of time in a recliner can be uncomfortable and increase the risk of developing a pressure sore. This article will discuss the best recliner cushions for the elderly, the type of cushions available, and basic use guidelines.


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lateral rotation vs alternating pressiure

We receive calls from people trying to prevent or treat bedsores. Some ask for a Lateral Rotation Mattress System but what they really need is an Alternating Pressure Mattress System. Lateral Rotation Mattress vs Alternating Pressure? What is the difference and which mattress is best? 

Lateral Rotation Mattress vs Alternating Pressure Mattress

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:26:00 AM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

lateral rotation vs alternating pressiure

We receive calls from people trying to prevent or treat bedsores. Some ask for a Lateral Rotation Mattress System but what they really need is an Alternating Pressure Mattress System. Lateral Rotation Mattress vs Alternating Pressure? What is the difference and which mattress is best? 

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TAKE THE GUESSWORK & STRESS OUT OF PREVENTING OR TREATING BEDSORES AT HOME

caring for adult at home

I hear my mother's words ringing in my head. Through her thick Brooklyn accent, she used to say "a hospital is no place for a sick person". I never knew what she meant until I got older and became her caregiver. Her wisdom was gained from the challenges she faced as a caregiver for her mother.

Take the stress out of treating bedsores at home

Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:37:02 AM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

TAKE THE GUESSWORK & STRESS OUT OF PREVENTING OR TREATING BEDSORES AT HOME

caring for adult at home

I hear my mother's words ringing in my head. Through her thick Brooklyn accent, she used to say "a hospital is no place for a sick person". I never knew what she meant until I got older and became her caregiver. Her wisdom was gained from the challenges she faced as a caregiver for her mother.

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Alternating Pressure Mattress Reviews. Expert Buying Guide

expert advice alternating pressure review

The right alternating pressure mattress system is the one that meets a person's healthcare, personal, and lifestyle needs. With so many alternating pressure mattress systems available, knowing which one to buy can be very confusing. The lack of information and the abundance of misinformation on the web complicates the decision. Paid bloggers rather than industry professionals write much of the information found on the web. Unfortunately, even most medical dealers and healthcare professionals don't understand the differences. So I'm here to share reviews, insights, and learnings from 25 years of industry experience.

Alternating Pressure Mattress Reviews. Expert Buying Guide

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 7:29:13 PM America/New_York Posted By Jeff Adise

Alternating Pressure Mattress Reviews. Expert Buying Guide

expert advice alternating pressure review

The right alternating pressure mattress system is the one that meets a person's healthcare, personal, and lifestyle needs. With so many alternating pressure mattress systems available, knowing which one to buy can be very confusing. The lack of information and the abundance of misinformation on the web complicates the decision. Paid bloggers rather than industry professionals write much of the information found on the web. Unfortunately, even most medical dealers and healthcare professionals don't understand the differences. So I'm here to share reviews, insights, and learnings from 25 years of industry experience.

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