Foam-based mattresses, as static pressure relieving surfaces, are ideally suited to maintain skin integrity and help prevent pressure injury.
When considering the appropriate foam mattress, you need to consider:
- Size/dimensions of the bed – eg. Single bed or King Single bed?
- Weight of the person
- Type of foams used. Typically mattresses are of a 3-layer premium foam construction
- Super soft memory foam top layer
- Super high density medium firmness centre support layer
- Super high density firm feel base layer to prevent bottoming out
- High resilient, extra firm side rails to ease patient transfer and prevent falls
- Height of mattress required. You may wish to select a lower profile mattress if using an air alternating mattress overly.
- Quality of mattress over. It should offer :
- two–way stretch,
- be vapor permeable,
- be waterproof,
- Seams are first stitched for strength, and then welded or tape sealed for maximum infection control
- be flame retardant to Australian Standards
All mattress products are vacuum packed for economical shipping and compact storage.