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Are our mattresses too short for our beds?

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Are our mattresses too short for our beds?

Jacqui Fletcher
15 September 2014

The occurrence of heel pressure ulcers appear to not be reducing at the same rate as those in other anatomical locations. May this in some part be due to the standard hospital equipment (i.e. profiling bed frame and standard foam replacement mattress), in daily use in most clinical settings? In an environment where harm-free care is a major focus, it may be time to revisit the equipment that a large number of patients are cared for on.

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