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Support Surfaces

Your Partner in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

With 40+ years of experience in manufacturing pressure redistribution surfaces, Medline knows support surfaces. We partner with our customers to develop comprehensive strategies and deliver strategic product solutions for reducing pressure, shear, friction and moisture for patients and residents.

Acute Care Support Surfaces

Medline’s comprehensive approach to pressure redistribution begins the moment a patient enters the hospital. Our full line of support surface products uses the most advanced pressure redistribution features with best-in-class technology to minimize the risk of facility-acquired pressure ulcers.

Self-Adjusting Mattresses
EqualizeAire mattresses provide you with an easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain mattress that can be used for high-risk patients for prevention and during treatment of pressure ulcers.

Therapeutic Foam Mattresses
TheraTech pressure redistribution mattresses feature independent load bearing cells, which allow the mattress to completely conform to the contours of the body, greatly reducing interface pressures and natural shear forces.

OR Table and Stretcher Pads
Pads help ensure optimal pressure redistribution before surgery transport, during surgery and after surgery transport. Our pads have three therapeutic layers that work together to provide excellent pressure redistribution. Custom sizing available.

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Heel Protection
Medline offers top-of-the-line heel protection devices, including our popular HEELMEDIX, that are designed to significantly reduce pressure, friction, and shear by elevating heels. Add these to your comprehensive skin management program.

Post-Acute Care Support Surfaces

To effectively prevent pressure ulcers, you need a partner who will work with you to develop comprehensive strategies for reducing pressure, shear and moisture for residents.

Medline comprehensive pressure redistribution solutions help support residents in long-term care.

Therapeutic Foam Mattresses
Discover optimal pressure redistribution with Medline foam mattresses. Our exclusive Advantage Contour therapeutic mattresses feature high-resiliency foam designed to conform to the resident’s body, cradling high-risk areas and providing support.

Powered Mattresses
Medline offers a wide variety of powered mattress options for every major therapeutic modality, including specialty support surfaces to help prevent and provide support for the treatment of stage I through stage IV pressure ulcers.

Seating and Positioning
Browse Medline-brand and popular name-brand cushions specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s residents. All of our cushions are fluid and stain-resistant, easy to clean and built with the best materials the market has to offer.

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Heel and Elbow Protection
Heels are one of the most common sites for facility-acquired pressure ulcers in long-term care. Medline offers an array of heel and elbow protection devices to fit your needs and budget. Add these to your resident skin health solution.

Bedside Safety
Prevent entrapment and reduce fall risks for residents with bedside safety products. From fall mats and length extenders to gap sleeves and safety ring side rails, Medline has what you need to help ensure bedside safety.

Mattress Assessment Program

Pressure ulcers are less costly to prevent than treat.1 Regularly repositioning patients and installing pressure redistribution mattresses are two practices that can help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers; however, over time, mattresses lose their effectiveness.

Medline’s Mattress Assessment Program can help you evaluate your support surfaces and take the right steps to reach your wound prevention and treatment goals.

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  1. Braden B. Costs of pressure ulcer prevention. 2012. Presented for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Available at: Accessed September 16, 2015.