Orthopaedic Foam Mattress Topper from £74.99
The Foam Mattress Topper is designed to give the user extra comfort and pressure relief whilst sleeping. The soft foam design allows the topper to conform to the users body shape for Orthopaedic pressure relief and a comfortable nights sleep. Available in Single or Double size
Single: 900 x 1980mm (35 1/2 x 78")
Double: 1450 x 1980mm (57 x 78")
Depth: 75mm (3")
Compression ulcers are usually a regular problem amongst those devoting an excessive amount of time in bed. Reduced mobility, lengthened periods of time spent in one position, as well as changing diet makes these patients prime targets for body skin problems along with sores developing.
Mattress sores as well as ulcers hurt. As a care giver, one of the most essential tasks one can do is to maintain the sick person comfortable and to minimize the risk of ulcers from forming in the very first place.
Turning a person who is confined to bed is certainly the biggest crucial thing you are able to do to reduce the chances of high pressure ulcers from materializing. Regular turning alternates locations of pressure on the bony locations of the body, such as the lower spine, waist, arm joints, and heel bone.
One should plan on moving the body every two or three hrs, changing in between the right and left sides and laying them flat on their back. Pretty much every 3 hrs is generally best however, in case you as well as the outpatient are slumbering in comfort, leave well enough alone. In the event that they do wake you up during the middle of the night time for whatever reason, do take that possibility to turn them.
Every time you're re-positioning them in the bed, cushions are certainly an extremely good idea.
Utilize one under the spine to support them to one side then positioning a cushion anywhere between their knees. Make use of a further pillow underneath the ankles to leave the heels floating unimpeded off the bed. The same applies to somebody having to spend great time in a recliner armchair, rearranging them routinely is important. Here, compatible posterior wedges and sitting cushions can help.
Certainly utilizing the correct type of mattress for the bed is crucial along with including a non rough and breathable bed mattress cover that's conveniently removed.
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