With advances in technology, it is becoming easier to prevent the onset of pressure related injuries to those in care beds or hospital beds. A pressure relief mattress such as the ATMO Zeus Replacement Hybrid Pressure Relief Mattress is a crucial way of preventing these.
As advances in medicine and technology help people to live longer lives; they cannot make up the fact that they do not have as much mobility and muscles and energy levels are nowhere near as high as time moves on. Therefore one of the risks of this is that of pressure sores. These can be prevented if the right pressure relief products are used on those who are vulnerable to pressure sores.
Pressure sores (also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores) are injuries that are the result of an area of the skin being under a large amount of pressure and result in the skin and the tissue immediately underneath being damaged. They form when a large amount of pressure is applied to a particular area for a long time, or alternatively when less pressure is applied for a longer period of time.
When this happens the area is starved of oxygen and nutrients, which causes a breakdown of tissue which can lead to an ulcer forming. Conditions like pressure sores and pressure ulcers are most likely in someone who lacks the ability to move freely or is bed ridden.
What Is A Pressure Relief Mattress?
As the name suggests, a pressure relief mattress is designed to alleviate the pressure on the patient, which will in turn eliminate the likelihood of pressure sores and pressure ulcers being a risk.
There are two types of pressure relief mattress, active and static. These work in different ways to ensure that the patient is removed from the dangers of pressure sores.
Who Benefits From A Pressure Relief Mattress?
Some of those who can be susceptible to pressure sores and would benefit from pressure relief include:
- Sufferers of Obesity – if a patient is struggling to move with their usual freedom, and spend long periods of time bed ridden, due to their weight, then they may require special bariatric pressure relief products, in order to deal with the additional strain on their body, as they are particularly at risk from bed sores and the complications that can follow this.
- The Elderly - as people age, they become less active and should their health deteriorate, then they may be spending more time either sat down or possibly even in bed. Because of this it is important to ensure pressure relief is used, so that bed sores and pressure sores are not a problem, and to therefore prevent further strain on care and medical professionals.
- Those Recovering From Serious Injury – for people who have been involved in a serious injury or have a debilitating condition, then they are likely to have to spend the majority of their time in a bed, and as such this is a situation where pressure relief is important, because at an already weakened state they will be susceptible to the effects of bedsores and other pressure related problems.
The ATMO Zeus Replacement Hybrid Pressure Relief Mattress is a softform mattress that is a two in one solution. It has a Very High Risk static surface, but also encompasses a dynamic surface. The addition of an air pump means that additional levels of patient pressure relief are delivered; thus resulting in minimal discomfort to patients as there is a lower requirement for manual handling.
The cover, made from Strikethrough Resistant Technology is designed to manage the clinical impact with regards to pressure care, infection control and the risk of cross contamination. The ATMO Zeus Replacement Hybrid Pressure Relief Mattress is a clinically effective mattress option that is robust enough to withstand the rigorous demands of a healthcare environment.
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