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This is a discussion on Questions about cleaning a surgical mattress in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... Hello forum, I'm currently in school to become an RN and we're learning about pressure sores,...by foofoo2010 Feb 22, '12Hello forum,
I'm currently in school to become an RN and we're learning about pressure sores, prevention, staging, care of them, etcetera. I took an interest in what on earth caused them and started looking at products to prevent pressure sores on the OR table and found a bunch of gel products to reduce pressure.
This leads to my question: those gel products claim to be reusable...how does one sanitize a gel product? They can't be autoclaved...at least I don't think they can stand the temperature and remain structurally intact. Are they just wiped down with sani-wipes or other disinfectants and called "clean"?
Any information you can give is very much appreciated.
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- Feb 22, '12 by AltraIf you're looking at the product(s)' website - the specs should give details on cleaning, if they are designed to be cleaned.
- Feb 22, '12 by foofoo2010Quote from AltraMost of the websites say that they're can jsut be wiped with sanitizers. But I wasn't sure if what the manufacturers stated for their product was actually put into practice.If you're looking at the product(s)' website - the specs should give details on cleaning, if they are designed to be cleaned.