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Advanced powered mattress replacement systems and overlays offer innovative features for the ultimate in pressure relief. Patients immobilized and unable to move can suffer serious destruction of the skin and soft body tissue in as little as one hour. This often results in the formation of a pressure ulcer. A pressure ulcer is defined as any...
Advanced powered mattress replacement systems and overlays offer innovative features for the ultimate in pressure relief. Patients immobilized and unable to move can suffer serious destruction of the skin and soft body tissue in as little as one hour. This often results in the formation of a pressure ulcer. A pressure ulcer is defined as any lesion caused by unrelieved pressure resulting in underlying tissue damage. Complications related to pressure ulcers cause an estimated 60,000 deaths and cost over $1.3 billion annually. However, most pressure ulcers are treatable and even preventable. Therapeutic Support Surfaces are a proven way to help prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Therapeutic Support Surfaces prevent and treat pressure ulcers by molding to the body to maximize contact, redistributing weight as uniformly as possible, and reducing pressure to below capillary closure.
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  • Group II Products
    Group 2 Support Surfaces include Low-Air-Loss, Alternating Pressure and Lateral Rotation Mattress Systems as well as Dry Flotation Overlays. Group II Therapeutic Mattress Types: Non-Powered Pressure Reduction Mattress - Channels air through cells for maximum patient immersion. Dry Floatation. Alternating Pressure Mattress - Alternates inflation and deflation of cells to constantly change pressure points and promote circulation. Low Air Loss Mattress - Floats the patient on air-filled cells while circulating air across the skin to reduce moisture and help maintain a constant skin interface pressure "True Air Loss" utilizes 100-150 liters of air per minute to maintain normal skin temperature and moisture levels, yet will not dry out therapeutic dressings. Lateral Rotation Mattress - Constantly rotates the patient from side to side cyclically change pressure points. Reduces risk of pulmonary complications, stimulates gastrointestinal tract, improves circulation and provides pressure relief without disturbing the patient. Guide to Mattress types on this page: Mattress Replacement Systems do not require a mattress, they are the complete mattress. Mattress Overlay Systems sit atop an existing mattress.
  • Group I Products
    Gel Overlay - Uniformly distributes pressure and reduces friction and shear with gel bladders inside a foam core. Designed to be placed directly of an existing mattress. Foam Mattress - Multiple layers of foam for maximum pressure reduction. Designed to be placed directly on the existing bed frame. Alternating Pressure Pad - Alternates inflation and deflation of cells to constantly change pressure points. Designed to be placed directly on top of existing mattress.
  • In-Home Styles
    (Twin, Full, Queen, King) Not everyone can sleep on a twin-sized or hospital-bed-sized mattress. Some prefer to sleep with their partner, some require a wider mattress for comfort, and some for ease in activities of daily living. To better address “real world” needs, Span-America introduces In-Home versions of three popular PressureGuard mattress systems. Styled with a less institutional appearance, these In-Home versions are available in king, queen, full, full long, or dual (split) king sizes. Half of the mattress is outfitted to deliver dynamic air therapy, while the remainder provides static air support. The air therapy portion can be manufactured into the center of the mattress for a single patient. Or, it can e built into the “patient right side” of the mattress –that is, the patient’s right hand side as referenced with the patient in the backlying position. The In-Home PressureGuard mattress can be used on specialty bed frames or directly on top of standard consumer box springs.