• Alternating pressure at a sufficient rhythm avoids prolonged vascular compression which is likely to cause tissue hypoxia.
• Alternating pressure adapts the mattress to the patient’s and their position.
Guidelines For Use
The traditionally accepted method of pressure sore control is to turn the client at regular intervals and to observe the areas of risk regularly.
Alternating pressure mattress is intended to compliment this treatment, observation of the client and turning when necessary should still be considered as part of the treatment.
• For patients who are likely to spend more than 15 hours per day in bed.
• For patients who are classed as medium to high risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Installation / Use
1. Unroll the mattress.
2. Position it on the bed.
3. Secure it to the bed with the fixing straps.
4. Hang the compressor (pump) at the end of the bed (foot end) using the hooks.
5. Connect the mattress feed pipes to the compressor (pump) connector by matching the appropriate outlets.
6. Connect the electrical power supply cable to the compressor (pump).
7. Guide it along the bed to the mattress plug socket and plug in
8. Press switch to turn on the compressor (pump).
9. Before positioning the patient onto the mattress, wait until the mattress has been fully inflated.
10.Select the pressure corresponding to the patient’s morphology.