Effects of a Nonpowered Dynamic Surface on Reducing Facility-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
Strilko B, et al. | Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing | 2005

Due to rising costs in specialty bed rentals and increased concern over hospital acquired pressure ulcers, Provena St. Joseph Medical Center's 350-bed hospital opted to purchase new pressure redistribution surfaces for all Med-Surg beds. Replacement of the standard foam mattress to the nonpowed, dynamic AccuMax Quantum™ Surface resulted in a 61.5% decrease in facilty-acquired pressure ulcers over a 8-month time period. 

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Abstracts / Posters
  • Reference: Strilko B, Morey J, Barna A. Effect of a Nonpowered Dynamic Surface on Reducing Facility-Acquried Pressure Ulcers. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2005; 32(3S): S18.