LOW PRESSURE THERAPY
CONVENTIONAL ALTERNATING PRESSURE
CONVENTIONAL DEEP CELL/ALTERNATING LOW-PRESSURE THERAPY
Interface pressure, (the pressure exerted on the skin from the supporting mattress) is a key factor in the development of decubitus ulcers, also known as bed sores. The better a mattress can support or redistribute a patient’s weight, the lower the risk of developing a bed sore.
Pressure mapping is a computerized clinical tool for assessing interface pressures. A thin mat sensor is placed on the mattress surface.When the patient lies on the mat, a mapping system creates an image of the patient’s pressure profile. Hotter colors, like yellows and reds indicate areas of higher pressure, and cooler colors, like blues and whites indicate areas of lower pressure. We use the leading pressure mapping technology in our tests, manufactured by Vista Medical, who pioneered the pressure mapping industry.
Three of the high-risk areas on the body are the shoulder blades, the tail bone and the heels, which is what you see in the video. The video shows three maps comparing interface pressures on three different mattresses: the Unisoft One and two other market leading mattresses. You will see that the Unisoft One provides better pressure redistribution and in turn lower interface pressures when compared to the other two mattresses.
This is achieved by using new innovative materials and methods of manufacturing, which combined with a uniquely designed air pump, provides better pressure management therapy across a wide range of patient profiles.