"Preventing pressure ulcer incidence and ensuring patient comfort are essential components of providing quality clinical care. The purchase of Thermocontour mattresses has proven successful in a number of areas: it has reduced pressure ulcer incidence, eliminated complaints regarding discomfort, and in particular, has proven extremely cost effective. Coupled with the ease of interface with many types of profiling beds, the Thermocontour mattresses have been an enormously successful purchase at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Moreover, with the length of guarantee in mind, it is envisaged that no further mattress purchasing costs will be incurred for at least another 4 years."VIEW PDF
Thermocontour Mattresses were purchased by the Coronary Care Unit six and a half years ago and I am delighted to recommend them as a very effective and economical product.- Sister Hickey, Coronary Care Sister
It is the unanimous opinion of the nursing staff that the Thermocontour 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 sores developing.- Emily Jackson House
Since November 21 patients have been put on the Thermocontour (mattress).
90% of the patients are over 65 years old. The mattresses are used for anti-decubitus (prevention).
Patients varied from those absolutely immobile, those in surgical trauma, those with neck of femur fractures, and those for long term care.
The Thermocontour 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 Thermocontour 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 carried out a survey for comfort and patient handling on Thermocontour 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 Thermocontour mattress has a higher level of stability while not restricting individual movement which could prevent pressure ulcers."
We do indeed find the Thermocontour 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
Our clients speak very highly of our products and the benefits that can be achieved through the use of them in hospitals to prevent and help reduce pressure sores.
British Journal of Nursing
Patients with Waterlow scores under 25 did not develop pressure sores on the mattressSylvie Hampton Eastbourne Hospital
British Journal of Nursing Report
Nursing & Residential Care
The purchase of Thermocontour® mattresses since 1996 has:
reduced pressure ulcer prevalence to less than 1% eliminated complaints regarding discomfort proven extremely cost effective.
Coupled with the ease of interface with many types of profiling beds, the Thermocontour® mattresses have been an enormously successful purchase with the 8 year guarantee in mind, no further purchasing costs will be incurred for at least another 4 years.Jennie Bevington, Princess Margaret Hospital BMI, Windsor
Nursing And Residential Care Report