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

If a person is bedridden for a long time a causa di un infortunio o di una patologia, è importante utilizzare  un materasso antidecubito . Questo ausilio permette, infatti, un’adequate 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.

Tutto questo è evitabile e prevenibile tramite l’utilizzo di appositi ausili antidecubito. Ecco come.

How do anti-decubitus mattresses work?

An anti-decubitus mattress allows the skin to breathe e dona comfort e benessere a chi lo utilizza.  L’ausilio 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 bubbles: si posizionano sul materasso che già si possiede, si gonfiano e si sgonfiano grazie ad un compressore, esercitando un delicato massaggio. Necessitano di un collegamento alla rete elettrica e sono ideali per chi soffre di piaghe lievi. Questa soluzione consente di cambiare spesso le lenzuola in modo da assicurare al paziente un’ottima igiene personale.
  • 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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