”Both the patients and health personnel stated that the mattress reduced the frictional force to the skin. The continuous movement had a long-term positive impact to both sleep quality and pain.Head of NursesSpinal Cord Injury Department, Rehabilitation hospital
*Was bed-ridden 24/7. Alternative care plan should according to EPUAP guideline be to turn every 2-4 hours. An alternative of turning on average every third hour means repositioning 8 times during 24 hours.
** One caregiver performing the repositioning, using on average 10 minutes each time. Repositioning 10 min x 8 = 80 min each day.
*** National statistical number of average labor cost of a caregiver in Norway is 40 EUR (also applicable for other European countries). Then 1,33 hours x 40 EUR = 53 EUR daily.