Support Surfaces

Support Surfaces- 

Pressure ulcers risk factors vary from person to person. Support surfaces are specialized devices for pressure redistribution and management of tissue load and microclimate. The recommendations in this section address mattress and bed use, seats and cushions, and other forms of support surface(e.g. overlays). The importance of using a high specification pressure redistribution support surface in all individuals at risk of pressure ulcers or with existing pressure ulcers is highlighted. Support surfaces should be chosen on an individual basis depending on the needs of the individual for the individual for pressure redistribution and other therapeutic functions. In all cases, the manufacturer’s recommendations for the use maintenance should be followed.~ NPUAP’s Preventions and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline~