Cover is resistant to fluid ingress
The cover is two-way stretch waterproof polyurethane with high frequency welded seams with a full length flap concealing the zip. These features combine to effectively reduce the potential of fluid ingress. The cover also features a toughed PU coated base to prolong the longevity of the mattress. The mattress zip is fully covered with a flap to protect it from fluid ingress, it is welded not sewn to give maximum protection for infection control. The cover is zipped around all 4 sides with the top and bottom cover being completely detachable, which not only aids internal mattress inspection but also allows for economic replacement cost.
If you’re in hospital or a care home, tell your healthcare team as soon as possible if you develop symptoms of a pressure ulcer. It’ll probably continue to get worse if nothing is done about it.
You should be regularly monitored and offered advice and treatment to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, but sometimes they can develop even with the highest standards of care.
If you’re recovering from illness or surgery at home, or are caring for someone confined to bed or a wheelchair, contact your GP surgery if you think you or the person you’re caring for might have a pressure ulcer.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers
It can be difficult to completely prevent pressure ulcers, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk.
regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – this will be done by your care team if you’re in a hospital or care home
Effective Pressure Ulcer Prevention
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisor Panel 3 suggests the avoidance of subjecting the skin to both pressure and shear forces, both major contributory factors in the development of pressure ulcers. The Softform Premier Original has been designed to actively address these factors. A unique contoured insert pad, constructed from castellated foam cells, which conform independently to movement and body position to effectively reduce shear and friction forces. In addition the high specification foam support surface provides excellent comfort and pressure redistribution. The mattress has a non-glued construction, which allows for good conformity when profiled on electric bed frames and enables air to flow freely between castellations, attributing to a healthy micro-climate. The high specification foam interface offers a comfortable, effective pressure redistributing surface for patients at ‘Very High Risk’ of developing pressure ulcers. The high specification foam2 is specifically cut for effective contouring, microclimate and pressure redistribution.