New RCT Evidence Confirms Repose® as Gold Standard for Pressure Ulcer PreventionPublished
New RCT Evidence Confirms Repose® as Gold Standard for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
In the September edition of the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Professor Dimitri Beeckman and his research team have compared the effectiveness of the Repose, static air support system versus alternating air pressure support surfaces, in a nursing home population at high risk for pressure ulcers.
In summary, the study shows that high-risk patients are twice as likely to sustain pressure damage from the use of dynamic systems1, so Repose should be considered the gold standard for pressure ulcer prevention, for any patient at risk, when used as part of a package of care.”
1. Dimitri Beeckman, Brecht Serraes, Charlotte Anrys, Hanne Van Tiggelen, Ann Van Hecke, Sofie Verhaeghe, A multicentre prospective randomised controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness and cost of a static air mattress and alternating air pressure mattress to prevent pressure ulcers in nursing home residents, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Volume 97, 2019, Pages 105-113, ISSN 0020-7489, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.05.015. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748919301476).