Are patients suppose to lay skin directly on the gel pads or do you lay a sheet down over the pad before the patient?

Patients should be placed directly on the pad for best shear reduction and pressure distribution. A sheet may be placed over the product; however, this reduces its shear relieving characteristics. If a sheet or bath blanket is used, it should fit loosely over the product and be unstarched and free of wrinkles or folds.
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