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The Benefits of True Low Air Loss

Have you had this happen to you? You purchase an alternating pressure mattress and after a year or possibly two the center of the mattress becomes soft and sinks in the middle? This is not uncommon with an alternating pressure mattress system. Why does this happen??  Alternating pressure mattresses normally use a compressor based pump. This pump is designed to establish air pressure within the mattress then alternate the cells to reduce pressure and stimulate blood flow. The problem is if a seal is not properly established the first section to deflate is the center of the mattress.  This happens because the center of the mattress is where the “low air loss cells” circulate air flow.  In other words these cells have laser holes in the center. If pressure cannot be established , or if a leak is present it will cause this section to deflate first.

This can most commonly be prevented by using the static feature to enter or exit the bed.  or Make sure the CPR values are closed completely.

The easiest way to avoid this problem is to change to a true low air loss mattress. These mattresses use compressor pumps circulating air flow at a rate of 1000-1700 liters of air per minute through the mattress. These mattresses are less likely to bottom-out and offer more features in comfort and advanced healing.

https://www.medicalairmattress.com/lowairloss.html

Margaret Schmidt from Houston TX said “changing to a true low air loss mattress helped my husband tremendously. He sleeps better at night, and no longer has to deal with the blow out in the center of his bed.” “He loves the pulsation and alternating features on the Pro Max and we no longer worry about reoccurring bed sores.”

The true low air loss system Ms Schmidt selected was ideal for long term care. Her husband had a stage 3 bed sore that healed and she was using this system because he was spending more time in bed. The pro99 max true low air loss mattress had both pulsation and alternating features for her husband to choose from.  The Pulsating air suspension therapy uses small pockets of air, individually inflated and deflated to cause a pulsation. The Pulsation therapy will cause the blower system to reduce the air flow in the mattress system every 30 seconds to 50% of the comfort setting pressure. The internal control sensor continuously monitors interface pressure for optimal redistribution.

https://www.alternatingpressuremattress.com/hosmatsys.html

If you are experiencing problems with alternating pressure mattresses and need a reliable long term care solution like Ms Schmidt please consider the Max True Low Air loss system.

 

 

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Best Air Mattress for Bedsores – Pressure Ulcers

My mother has the beginning stages of a bedsore and we need a mattress that we can adjust for comfort but that will also keep her dry while healing. Can you recommend a solution?

Margaret M.

 

If a patient already has developed a bedsore and would like an adjustable mattress for comfort and pain relief I highly suggest the Pro 6000 Hospital air mattress.  It features an adjustable setting and is supreme in keeping the patient cool and dry. This is mainly due to the added low air loss feature which provides circulation of air preventing heat and moisture build up that can advance skin breakdown. The Pro 6000 Hospital air mattress has sensors that react to the clients movement so that pressure relief is constant and healing can begin. Your mother would benefit greatly being on www.hospitalairmattress.com

 

Sarah

Customer Service

www.healbedsores.com

 

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My Mother has bed sores and won’t sleep in a hospital bed

My mother has slept in her lazy boy recliner chair for the past 10 years. She has difficulty breathing and will not sleep in her bed. I am not sure what to do. Can you suggest anything that may help her heal her bed sores even though she sleeps in her recliner chair?

G Carter

Lebanon NH

 

We received this email from a daughter who was extremely frustrated and was not sure what do do. Her mother had begin to develop a stage 2 bed sore and the recommended treatment was an alternating pressure mattress for her hospital bed. The major problem was her mother refused to sleep in a hospital bed and did not want it brought into her room. Luckily we had a solution. We recently partnered with an american company that duplicated the same medical pressure relief benefits that were used in a alternating pressure mattress and designed it for a recliner chair. This recliner chair for bed sores works with their existing chair and offers alternating pressure therapy healing up to stage 4 bed sores.

This recliner chair mattress for bed sores has been exactly what Ms Carter needed. It fit nicely over her existing chair and it provided the alternating therapy that allowed her bed sores to clear up.

 

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