Randomised control trial shows static air support system is most effective in pressure prevention
A new randomised control trial has confirmed that Frontier Medical Group’s Repose static air support system is more effective at pressure ulcer prevention than alternating air pressure support surfaces.
Published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, the effectiveness of the Repose static air support system was compared with alternating air pressure support surfaces in a nursing home population at high risk of pressure ulcers. Repose is a range of static air, pressure redistribution and reduction support surfaces.
The results of the randomised control trial revealed that Repose was significantly more effective in pressure ulcer prevention, resulted in more days being pressure ulcer free and had a lower purchase cost when compared to alternating air pressure mattresses.
As proven in randomised control trials, Repose reduces peak and average pressures and consistently delivers low levels of pressure ulcer incidence, in a cost-effective, easy to use system.
“The results speak for themselves,” said Simon Jackson, Managing Director at Frontier Medical Group. “Over the last 20 years, Repose has consistently shown low levels of pressure ulcer incidence across multiple studies in multiple care settings and the results from the latest RCT, only go to prove what we have always known – Repose works.
“The study shows that high-risk patients are twice as likely to sustain pressure damage from the use of dynamic systems, 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.”
Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, is a global provider of specialist medical devices, which aim to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of patients and healthcare professionals.
Its main product lines are:
- Repose – A range of pressure area care devices (including mattresses overlays, cushions and foot protectors) used in both the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers.
- Toto – A unique, patented, automated patient turning platform used for patient repositioning as part of a pressure area care programme.
- Dermisplus Prevent – A range of pressure redistributing pads used in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
- Sharpsafe – A range of containers for the safe disposal of clinical sharps which have evolved in line with healthcare and legislative infection control requirements.