Pad For the Medical Bed

When people spend more time in the bed due to weakness or any other symptoms, it may be beneficial to add a special pad.  These pads help prevent skin breakdown and enhance comfort.

Pressure areas on the skin and bony prominences can eventually cause open areas called pressure sores.  It is so important to prevent these types of skin problems as long as possible while caring for a bed ridden person.

The pads can be gel overlays (thick gel cushions) or they can be air-filled tubes that slowly alternate the height of the tubes and relieve pressures sites on a continuous basis.

Please ask the medical company or allow the hospice nurse to advise what is the right style for the stage of care you are facing.

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Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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