It is the unanimous opinion of the nursing staff that the H60 mattress is, by a wide margin, the safest, most effective and
comfortable unit which they have ever used.
G T SPENCER, OBE, Honorary Consulting Physician, St Thomas' Hospital
We have twelve mattresses in use. Since their introduction I have been
able to make considerable savings on the hire of low air loss
mattresses and I am within budget for the first time. I have
demonstrated that these mattresses are saving me money which I was
spending on mattress hire.
CAROL A BOTTRILL (Mrs), Director of Nursing
This mattress seems to be
ideal for use with elderly residents with reduced mobility. Cushions
used in conjunction with the mattress would be ideal.
Ola MacRae, Senior Sister - Highview House Inverness
It would be a great
advantage if every resident could benefit from one of these mattresses,
replacing the ordinary home's divan and helping to prevent pressure
Emily Jackson House
Since November 21 patients have been put on the H60 (mattress).
90% of the patients are over 65 years old. The mattresses are used for anti-decubitus (prevention).
varied from those absolutely immobile, those in surgical trauma, those
with neck of femur fractures, and those for long term care.
The H60 anti-decubitus mattress was effective as a preventive measure in all (these) cases.
Patient installé sur le matelas au retour du bloc.
Les dimensions sont correctes. Ce patient à son arrivée avait un état cutané impeccable.
Aucune lésion par contre sa pathologie nécessitant une moblisation active pour changer les zones de contact.
Service Chir.Iii Orthopedie, Clinique Saint-Martin
This patient was an 87 years
old female (Norton 5 / Waterlow 37) with more lesions and an infected
one (Pseudomonas Aeruginosa) on the left buttock. We used H60 for 6 months. The infection was rooted out using antibiotic
systemic therapy within 3 weeks and no more occurred.
R.Cassino, E.Ricci, A.Carusone, A.Mercanti, Camillo Golgi
"Clinical staff Yasumi
Matsubara and Mikiko Kawamura at Kitazato Higashi Hospital crried out a
survey for comfort and patient handling on H60 mattress for
7 days. 10 cancer patients in age group 61 to 82 were tended 69 times
by nurses in that time. No patient developed a pressure ulcer, the
patients felt secure and comfortable compared to the previous
mattresses used. Patients could be easily put to bed, and getting out
of bed proved easy due to the firm edge. Hospital staff commented that
the H60 mattress has a higher level of stability while not
restricting individual movement which could prevent pressure ulcers."
We do indeed find
the H60 Leg Supports excellent. They are really one of a
very few of the effective measures for preventing heel ulceration and
for encouraging healing of heel ulceration. They are my first choice
and we have been very pleased with the outcome of their use.
Denis Mehigan MCh FRCSI FRCSEd, Vascular and General Surgeon