Evaluation of a range of hospital replacement mattresses

W.George Kernohan, Anne Witherow, Sylvia Allen-Hamilton, Myles O'Hagan

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Abstract

A combination of physical measurement and clinical testing was used to evaluate a range of pressure-reducing replacement mattresses, which had met tender specifications, in order to reduce the number available for selection in the purchasing process. Factors considered included mattress price and expected life-span. The results presented have supported a purchasing decision to replace mattresses but care should be taken in adopting these findings in a different context from that of a district general hospital. Optimum performance was found in one mattress replacement (Pentaflex).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 1999

Keywords

  • mattress
  • patient care
  • hospital engineering
  • surface analysis

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