Questions about cleaning a surgical mattress

  1. 0 Hello 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.

    -Foo
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    About foofoo2010

    Joined Feb '12; Posts: 2.

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    If you're looking at the product(s)' website - the specs should give details on cleaning, if they are designed to be cleaned.
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    Quote from Altra
    If you're looking at the product(s)' website - the specs should give details on cleaning, if they are designed to be cleaned.
    Most 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.


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