WS45 - Befuddled About Bed Support Surfaces? Become an Expert

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Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Using the right equipment on the right patient will affect the right clinical outcome. Everyone wins. But a one-size-fits-all approach will surely create losers. Bed support surfaces are the mainstay in pressure redistribution and pressure redistribution is paramount to preventing and treating pressure ulcers but there is little training on when to use what product. Proper use and procurement of bed support surfaces requires a multidisciplinary approach. Knowing how and when to recommend and evaluate the clinical effectiveness and efficacy of bed support surfaces will help ATPs, clinicians, and DMEs prevent pressure ulcers and help pressure ulcers heal more quickly.


Karen A Lerner

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