Every day, pressure-related injuries impact half a million people in Australia and pressure care equipment can provide relief.

Health professionals advise the use of pressure care equipment to avoid pressure injuries.

Pressure injuries (PI) or sores occur when there is damage to the skin and underlying tissue.  Constant pressure or friction in one area to individuals with reduced mobility causes them. PIs are quite prevalent in the healthcare setting such as hospitals. In a one-year period (2015-16), there was a record of 4,313 pressure injuries in Australian hospitals (ACSQHC 2018).

The cost of treating hospital-acquired pressure injuries is AU$983 million (or 1.9% of all public hospital expenditure) within Australian public hospitals. Hence, this presents a large economic and healthcare burden (Team et al., 2020). PI at the sacrum/coccyx (20-41%) and heels (16-27%) are the most common sites (Team et al., 2020).

The global prevalence of PI in acute care settings is 6% to 18.5% (Team et al., 2020). For those who are immobile, such as intensive care settings, this rate increases (11.5 – 32.7%) (Team et al., 2020).

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Innovative ways to reduce pressure injuries

We guarantee that your team has the technical expertise to get the most out of our devices and, as a result, provide optimum patient care by delivering Pressure Care Equipment Training.

We look for items that use science and creativity to provide solutions for pressure injuries.

Our foam and alternating air pressure mattresses provide in-bed support and aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

See more from our pressure care equipment in stock for rent, sale and hire about the pressure care mattress.

We provide a variety of adaptable and efficient pressure care equipment and options. For patients of various ages and sizes, we provide both in-bed and in-chair assistance.

Obesity and Australia’s ageing population are contributing to the rise in pressure sores and ulcers, which is why we’re working to improve pressure care equipment and solutions.

Our sitting support cushions may be utilised to give periodic respite to specific regions while the patient is awake since pressure relief is also required.


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Risk Factors for PI

While pressure injuries can affect anyone, certain factors can increase the risk of developing these painful and potentially life-threatening wounds. Understanding these risk factors is crucial in implementing preventive measures and providing appropriate care for individuals at risk of pressure injuries.

  1. Immobility
  2. Restricted posture: constant sitting or lying down
  3. Impaired sensation: inability to feel pain or discomfort due to nerve-ending damage
  4. Incontinence: Constant skin exposure to moisture causes skin irritation and damage
  5. Poor nutrition
  6. Obesity: immobility with extra weight pressure on certain areas
  7. Circulatory disorders: reduced blood flow to skin areas
  8. Smoking: it slows blood flow and the healing process

Stages of PI

1. Non-blanchable erythema

2. Partial thickness skin loss

3. Full thickness skin loss

4. Partial thickness tissue loss

Treatment for Pressure Injuries

Treatments to manage and promote healing-

  1. Regular change in position
  2. Use of specialised mattresses, beds, cushions and/or devices to reduce and off-load pressure, i.e. alternating air mattresses
  3. Maintenance of a healthy diet and nutrition
  4. Increased fluid intake
  5. Sore kept moist and the surrounding area dry with proper dressings
  6. Prevention of infection
  7. Surgical removal of damaged tissue
  8. Operations to close the wound using skin drafts
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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) (2018). Hospital-Acquired Complication: Pressure Injury. Pg 1-10

Better Health Channel, Victorian Government. Pressure sores. (accessed Aug 2021).

Prevention of Pressure Sores

Pressure injuries are difficult to treat and can lead to serious complications. We consider individuals who are immobile for ≥2 hours at risk for PIs.

If an individual experiences confinement to a bed or chair for a period of time, it is important to be pressure injury risk aware. One approach is to use pressure offloading surfaces. Generally, examples are special mattresses and seat cushions to help provide pressure relief by evenly distributing the pressure.

Additionally, skin assessment may provide some signs of pressure sores.

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Leading the charge in the field of pressure care education

Our first focus at JB Medical is assisting our customers in getting the most out of their medical equipment. If we provide instruction and advice on how to use our goods correctly, the patients will benefit from improved results. Consequently, it will extend the equipment’s lifetime as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

JB Medical provides fall prevention products that are both cheap and practical. We can tailor our equipment to your requirements, whether you’re a hospital, a small institution, or a private residence.

So, for a no-obligation conversation, call 1300 788 182 or send an email to In addition, iur knowledgeable team will evaluate your facility’s demands and put together a custom solution to suit your needs.

Our mattresses are designed to improve the health of both patients and employees. So, with the touch of a button, you can easily alter a patient’s posture.

With no lifting or movement, do nursing operations such as clothing changes.
Change between settings that cycle your patient’s weight automatically. Mattress covers that are up to date minimise the danger of infection.

JB Medical provide foam mattresses, cushions, and beds with digitally controlled alternating pressure relief mattresses. Visit their website to view their range.

Pressure sores are areas of the skin that have been damaged by constant friction.

Pressure sores can present themselves as irritated or broken skin, blisters or as an open wound.

You can try a few of these options:

  • Change positions when lying down
  • Move the body as much as possible
  • Lastly, use pressure-relieving mattresses or cushions