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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.

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low air loss hospital mattress

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.

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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.

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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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Hospital Bed Packages

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We now offer hospital bed packages that include hospital bed, alternating pressure mattress, side rails, and headboards. These ultimate packages are perfect for the family that has a loved one coming home from hospital or nursing care facility with everything needed to make patient  comfortable with pressure relief and protected from bed sores.

Each package is broken down by patient necessity to take the guess work out of what package is best for each situation.

The Prime Series is designed if you are recovering from a bedsore, medicare removed your current system, you are developing ulcers or bruising, or are having issues with heat and moisture on your skin.

The Deluxe Prime Series with Stage 4 Hospital Air Mattress is for patients that have stages 1-4 bedsore(s). Currently have a severe pressure ulcer, are experiencing chronic pain due to pressure,  are looking for a comparable mattress similar to the products in nursing homes and hospitals.

The Prime Care 42″ with Full Electric Bed Package is the best of the best in hospital beds and true low air loss therapy systems. This mattress system comes with an extra wide mattress, supreme in comfort, heals stages 1-4 bedsores, long-term care solution, If you suffer from reoccurring bedsores, MS, fibromyalgia, burns, cancer, diabetes.

These packages are designed for taking the guesswork out of what is needed and offering a simple solution for setting up home care healing for yourself or loved one.  http://www.medicalairmattress.com/ltc301pkg1.html

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An Example Of How Combined Alternating Pressure Therapies Can Benefit a Patient

We received a letter from a recent customer and wanted to share her story.

My mother recently was in the hospital for surgery and developed a bedsore. She needed pressure relief to heal the sore as well as relieve the pain that it was causing. We ordered your Pro6000 alternating pressure mattress for her bed while she was sleeping which helped her get a good night sleep, however, my mother likes to sit outside in the morning and drink her coffee and likes to sit in her recliner and watch her shows during the day. Your salesperson recommended the Alternating Pressure Cushion so that she can remain mobile and still benefit from healing through pressure relief. The combination of these two therapies has been extremely beneficial to her.

Thank you for the recommendation! It suited her needs perfectly and mom is on the mend!

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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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Low Air Mattress for a Patient with MS and excessive sweating

I wanted to share this story about a customer from Texas who tried many alternating pressure mattress systems and was frustrated because he could not get comfortable at night. This customer had problems with excessive perspiration and heat and was constantly sweating and uncomfortable. He recently lost movement in his legs due to the “MS” and was experiencing skin break down on his calf and ankles. He asked for a recommendation for a low air mattress that would be comfortable and would prevent and control the excessive perspiration he was experiencing every night.

We explained this is definitely a difference between an alternating pressure mattress with a low air loss feature and a “True Low Air Loss mattress” This customer needed a true low air loss mattress system. These hospital grade low air mattresses work using a blower based pump. This means it is constantly pumping air into the mattress using 1200 liters of air per minute. This powerful pump is constantly circulating air through the mattress allowing the air to flow through laser holes in the mattress to keep the patient c

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Low Air Mattress

ool and dry. This blower based true low air loss mattress controls moisture and heat buildup while protecting the skin.

The alternating pressure with “low air loss” is good for normal pressure relief but was not enough to control the excessive sweating this particular patient was experiencing. Low output alternating pressure therapy will only circulate air while the mattress is in between cycles not continuously like this patient needed.

If you are a patient that is experiencing excessive sweating please feel free to call us so we can help you find the mattress that would be best to suit your needs. Our 24 hour on staff customer care would be happy to listen and explain the differences to help you select the best hospital air mattress for you or your family member