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    #16
    Originally posted by smokey View Post
    Regarding pressure mapping, the computerized mat only indicates pressure points. You still have to do some type of pressure relief to get adequate capillary refill. Pressure mapping does not measure or indicate capillary refill. As such, I think you have to relieve pressure every 15 minutes or 30 minutes for 15 seconds or 30 seconds. After 42 years of being in a wheelchair and having several surgical procedures on my butt to repair skin problems you'd think I would know the correct intervals of relieving pressure........but I don't!
    Good post Smokey. 41 years plus and have never heard pressure relief explained in understandable physiological terms that way. I’ll be thinking “capillary refill” makes sense.

    I don’t think they expected us old goats to still be kicking around 4 decades later.... thanks.

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