Repose twice as efficient as
alternating pressure mattresses
to compare the effectiveness and cost price of static air-filled mattresses and alternating pressure mattresses to prevent bedsores in high-risk patients at care institutions.
Published in International Journal of Nursing Studies - 8 june 2019:
The control group were treated on an alternating mattress, common used sit- and sole protector. It was not the aim to compare with one type or brand of alternating pressure mattress.
The experimental group were treated with a Repose mattress, cushion, foot protector and wedge.
0,89 /100 days
0,42 /100 days
The incidence rate of the Repose group is half the incidence rate of the control group and proves the qualities of the pressure-redistributing Repose mattresses in the prevention of pressure ulcers.
Patients on a Repose mattress remain free of pressure ulcers for twice as long than patients on an alternating pressure mattress. The principle of continuously low pressure through pressure redistribution is a better way to prevent pressure ulcers than cyclic pressure relief.
Repose mattresses can be used at less than half the price and are financially attractive to any healthcare institution. They create financial scope for setting up a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention policy.