What is pressure ulcer / bedsore / decubitus ulcer ?
Bedsores — also called pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers — are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
People most at risk of bedsores are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions or those who spend most of their time in a bed or chair.
Bedsores can develop quickly. Most sores heal with treatment, but some never heal completely. You can take steps to help prevent bedsores and aid healing.
Bedsore pad is mainly used for bedsore prevention and nursing, mainly divided into: bubble air mattress, ripple air mattress, bedsore cushion and bedsore ring, their respective uses are naturally different, and they are also essential in the daily nursing of bedsore. The following is a comparative evaluation!
First: Bubble air mattress
Anti bedsore inflatable mattress is mainly used for bedridden patients to prevent bedsore and nursing care of patients with bedsore. It is composed of two parts: inflatable pump and air bag. Through the inflation and deflation of the air pump, odd and even different air bags are alternately inflated or deflated, so as to avoid long-term pressure on the skin of the same part. The key points of choosing this product are the noise level of the inflation pump and the thickness of the airbag material.
Bubble air mattress is an anti-decubitus support system for low- medium risk patient
Second: Ripple air mattress
The Anti-bedsore inflatable mattresses with pump which is a medical device for prevent the occurrence of bedsores. For bedridden patients, or after surgery, patients with inconvenient actions. Comprised of inflatable mattress and inflatable pump. The air pump is controlled by the single-chip microcomputer, which makes the mattress suitable for different needs.
Third: bedsore cushion
Bedsore cushion is mainly used to prevent bedsore in buttocks of patients with long-term sitting wheelchair. The pressure of each part of buttocks is shared by the cushion pressure of soft material to avoid local excessive pressure. Bedsore cushion is not much different from daily cushion, but its softness is softer. There are even cushions designed according to the shape of buttocks, which are essentially designed to share the pressure of the two buttocks.
The durable cushion for wheelchairs is all about helping you have the freedom to function. It can keep you mobile if you are dealing with pressure sores, helping to heal wounds and prevent new ones from forming while you use your wheelchair. The alternating air pressure cycle of the cushion can be adjusted to give your body just the care it needs. Its one-piece air cell pad is made up of 4 air cells for the air to cycle through and a foam insert supports the thigh area for an extra bit of comfort. It has a weight setting function for making intuitive adjustments and is able to accommodate up to 264 lbs. The two-way polyester stretch over has a non-slip base and is made for comfort while being removable to make cleaning it a snap. This durable medical equipment is vapor permeable for breathability, water resistant so it won’t get ruined by spills, and fire retardant as an extra safety measure.
Fourth: bedsore circle
Bedsore circle was used more in the past, but after clinical research, bedsore circle belongs to the wrong bedsore nursing method. Bedsore ring pad pressure in the bedsore affected area, will make the wound around the formation of annular shear force, resulting in blood around the wound blocked, unable to supply nutrition to the wound site, affect the normal healing of the wound, so the current clinical nursing rarely give patients bedsore ring.