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A small-scale evaluation of the Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation® Mattress

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A small-scale evaluation of the Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation® Mattress

Ceri Harris, Jacqui Fletcher, Kirsty Mahoney
27 March 2014

The introduction of new technologies can be hugely beneficial to clinicians, but these technologies must be be adequately evaluated before they become fixtures in everyday treatment regimens. The aim of this evaluation was to the performance of the Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation® system (Joerns) to determine whether the product provided an effective alternative to existing standard pressure ulcer treatment. The system appeared to provide a useful addition to the specialist equipment available for patients at high risk of pressure ulcers who may have other complex needs.

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