Mattress Inspection and Repair Protocol

We recommended that CleanPatch be utilized as part of a Mattress Inspection and Repair program in your healthcare facility. Here are five points to consider:

  • Determine who will manage CleanPatch application in each clinical area (typically Environmental Services, Nursing or Facilities & Maintenance)
  • Inspect mattresses during or after every terminal cleaning
  • Ensure that CleanPatch is readily available at the point of use
  • Review the CleanPatch application instructions 
  • Keep track of repairs to monitor the durability and cost savings


There are three basic steps of a Mattress Inspection and Repair program;

Step 1 - Inspection

  • Clean the mattress and let fully dry
  • Look for signs of warping or staining, or any signs of damage to the cover
  • The paper towel test may be used to detect fluid at the core. Press down over the damaged area, if the paper appears wet or stained, the mattress has failed the test.

Step 2 - Intervention

  • Use CleanPatch on mattresses with no evidence of fluid ingress
  • Use CleanPatch for rips or tears up to 4 inches (10cm)
  • Do not apply more than four to six CleanPatch on a single mattress

Step 3 - Tracking

  • Track your repair by writing the date on CleanPatch when applied

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