The Trust has a range of systems available to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. To ensure the Trust makes the best use of the resources available, an audit of the static foam pressure reducing mattresses when a patient is discharged and an annual audit of static foam pressure reducing mattresses, supplied by Invacare is in place. The dynamic pressure relieving mattresses are monitored via monthly usage reports from Talley.
Dynamic Pressure Relieving System (DPRS)
The DPRS provides an alternating surface allowing tissues to experience periods of no or very little pressure, thus facilitating capillary refill to prevent pressure induced-damage to the tissues.
Static Foam Pressure Reducing Mattress (SFPRM)
The SFPRM closely follows the contours of parts of the body where there is direct contact with the supporting surface and thereby redistributes pressure over a large surface area.
|Compiled by:||Sue Harris, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability|
|Date Ratified:||February 2019|
|Date Issued:||May 2019|
|Review Date:||February 2022|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Sue Harris, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability|
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