Alternating Air Mattress
Alternating Air Mattress from the OSKA pressure care range. This full replacement pressure relief system is used as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure damage up to and including category 4.
Alternating air mattress systems are used regularly for high pressure relief, for the prevention and treatment of up to and including Category 4. This system uses a fully digital pump, which controls the amount of air being inflated and deflated in each cell at one time, and the rate and cycle at which this is done. The alternating air system allows for regular pressure redistribution, which increases blood flow and circulation, which reduces, prevents and treats pressure ulcers. Alternating air mattresses provide highest pressure relief and can be easily adjusted on the pump to provide higher comfort and support (determined on the patient weight).
Pressure ulcers (additionally referred to as a stress sore or bed sore) is a place of damage to the pores and skin, generally over bony areas inclusive of the hip, bottom, heels or elbows. This is caused by too much pressure at the pores and skin, disrupting blood flow and causing the pores and skin to become red, and steadily cause a pressure ulcer. A pressure ulcer may be diagnosed and labelled into four stages, one being the lowest stage and four the highest. It is essential that prevention and remedy is identified and implemented with urgency.
An alternating air mattress allows for improved blood flow, assisting circulate it throughout the body of the user. This consequently gives better comfort and higher-pressure alleviation, being perfect for customers who have increased pressure care needs. Alternating mattresses may be easily adjusted using the pump, to attain a softer or firmer experience as required.
The use of an alternating air mattress is particularly endorsed specifically for patients with deep tissue harm (as an instance category 3 or four). This helps by way of intermittently offloading the bony prominences between turning, to provide further aid.
The Oska alternating air mattress consists of a static base, with a cell-in-cell design, which efficiently reduces the chance of “bottoming out”. Bottoming out takes place whilst a mattress or pressure lowering surface provides insufficient support; causing the patient’s weight to be transferred from the top of the bed to the bottom. On the Oska alternating mattresses, as 50% of the body is relieved, the base of the bed remains stable to offer further balance and growth comfort. Having a 2-part cell system in each cell this also enables reduces the risk of deflation.
The Static mode will inflate all the cells inside the mattress and maintain them constantly inflated, while the alternating mode will alternate the air between the cells in an A/B pattern. The A/B system is beneficial within the inflation and deflation in imparting steady pressure relief, while remaining at high consolation. Using ribbed cells facilitates increase support for the client; while the static head segment provides them with additional assistance and removes any “sea-sick” sensation.
Offering a whisper quiet, easy-to-use virtual pump, the Oska alternating air mattresses will provide you with most care and minimal maintenance. Proposing an anti-deflation mode, these mattresses will continue to offer maximum support and care in the occasion of an electricity failure.