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Alternating Pressure Mattress

A therapeutic mattress commonly used in hospital beds by people that cannot weight shift or reposition on their own. By alternating the amount of pressure through a pump this mattress decreases one’s risk of developing pressure sores.

Advantages

  • may prevent pressure sores

Disadvantages

  • may increase pressure sores if not set up correctly by a trained professional
  • can only be used on a hospital bed