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Eliminating the risks of mattress damage

Shaun Ambrose-Jones, an independent consultant at AMJO Business Development, explores how using a non-corrosive, chlorine-free, high-level disinfectant can optimise cleaning and reduce the risk of damage to mattress covers.

Specialist pressure area care (PAC) patient support surfaces play an essential role in pressure ulcer (PU) prevention and management for all at-risk patients.1, 2 These support surfaces (mattresses and cushions) are typically classified as: 

Almost all PAC support surfaces use polyurethane coated, multi-stretch, waterproof, moisture vapour permeable covers to help manage the pressure and shear on patients’ skin and the microclimate at the patient/support surface interface. 

These covers are often easily damaged either as a result of physical wear and tear or as a result of exposure to corrosive or aggressive chemicals such as chlorine-based disinfectants. 

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