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Darrel Hicks, Mark Heller, Mattress Surface Integrity, Whitepaper -

Environmental Hygiene experts Mark Heller and Darrel Hicks recently collaborated to develop a Whitepaper on Mattress Integrity in the United States. This represents one of the first detailed reviews of the present challenges facing many healthcare facilities in safely and cost-effectively maintaining their mattress surface integrity. The following are excerpts from the Whitepaper; Excerpt 1 - The Problem Statement "US healthcare providers are putting patients at risk by not effectively managing the condition of mattresses. The impact of this mismanagement is not only a decrease in patient confidence, but an increase in healthcare-associated infections, avoidable patient morbidity and mortality, and associated costs" Excerpt 2...

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