This study assesses the impact of a new low-air-loss, continuous lateral rotation therapy bed in 21 obese, bariatric acute care patients. During this pilot study, pressure ulcers decreased in size from an average 5.2 cm2 to 2.6 cm2, and no new pressure ulcers developed.
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Care Settings: Acute Care
Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
Content Type: Journal Articles
Reference: Pemberton V, Turner V, VanGilder C. The Effect of Using a Low-Air-Loss Surface on the Skin Integrity of Obese Patients: Results of a Pilot Study. Ostomy Wound Management. 2009; 55(2):44-48.