Table 1

Peak pressure index (PPI) before and after trunk release*
Peak Pressure Index (PPI) Before trunk release After trunk release
Range 64 to 98.75 mmHg 39.5 to 59 mmHg
Median 85.3 mmHg 52.3 mmHg

*These results are from a preliminary pressure mapping study that explored the influence of bed linen layers on interface pressure. High pressure over the sacral-coccygeal area was recorded when the person was moved into high Fowler’s position. The procedure was repeated 15 times with different bed linen layers.

Best et al.

Best et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-72

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