Three Tier Care helps clinicians select patient mattresses
A new three-tier pressure ulcer prevention protocol is now available to help clinicians decide which mattress is suitable for their patients.
Invacare has released their 'Three tier care' protocol which advises clinicians on which one of three mattresses they should use to prevent the occurrence or worsening of pressure ulcers depending on a patient's condition. The three tiers include:
- Tier one - Care and Prevent
- Tier two - Care and Protect
- Tier three - Care and Treat
Tier one prescribes the Invacare Softform Premier mattress for patients who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Tier two recommends the Softform Premier Active 2 mattress, which combines foam and air for patients who are very high risk. Tier three is for the most susceptible patients and advises the use of the Softair Excellence mattress, which is a three cell, alternating mattress.
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