When is it necessary to use an anti-decubitus mattress?        

If a person is bedridden for a long time due to an injury or illness, it is important to use an anti-decubitus mattress. This aid allows, in fact, aadequate perspiration of the skinpreventing the formation of lesions, skin and subcutaneous sores. In severe cases, tissue ischaemia may also occur: this pathology leads to the closing of pores and capillaries, causing a degenerative process that may evolve into necrosis for lack of oxygen.

All this is avoidable and preventable through the use of anti-decubitus aids. Here's how.

How do anti-decubitus mattresses work?

An anti-decubitus mattress allows the skin to breathe and gives comfort and well-being to the user. The aid reduces appreciably friction and pressure between mattress and bodydisperses heat and moisture and allows the body to maintain an appropriate position to avoid back pain.

The mattress types to choose from :

You can choose from a variety of models, based on both personal requirements and materials:

  • Mattresses with air bubblesThey are placed on the mattress you already have and inflate and deflate thanks to a compressor, exerting a gentle massage. They require a mains connection and are ideal for those suffering from minor sores. This solution allows the sheets to be changed often to ensure optimum personal hygiene for the patient.
  • Water mattressesThey have a floating action and minimise pressure, and can be adjusted by a mechanical system. Disadvantages: they have a substantial weight. 
  • Memory mattresses and polyurethane foamsThey ensure perfect ventilation between body and mattress, reducing pressure on the skin. 
  • Silicone hollow-core mattressesThey are hollow on the inside, are made of polyester and are waterproof and very elastic. They are mainly suitable for slim and long-line people.

In addition to mattresses, anti-decubitus pillows are also availablewhich can bring additional comfort to the lives of bedridden people.

It is therefore important to make the best choice, considering the needs of patients and loved ones.

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