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Avancerad antidekubitusmadrass med kompressor, (svensk text)

Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention
Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention

Compressor hanging on string tied to bed frame
Compressor hanging on string tied to bed frame

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Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention, with compressor

Hanging the compressor on a string can reduce vibrations.

Description
The Nimbus mattress consists of a mattress and a compressor. No other mattress is needed. A built-in sensor automatically detects the user’s weight. The Nimbus consists of air cells that continuously change the pressure. The mattress has a static setting that makes it easier to dress or turn around in bed. The compressor is supposed to hang on the bed frame. Here the compressor hangs on a string to reduce the noise level and eliminate vibrations.

Authors comments
He even takes the mattress with him when he travels. Although it is large, it is worth bringing along to prevent pressure ulcers.

Manufacturer
Huntleigh Healthcare AB, www.arjohuntleigh.com (last checked March 2011).

Idea
Conny Örnsved (string)

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
The pressure sore team of Rehab Station Stockholm recommends Hill-Roms Duo 2, www.hill-rom.com/usa/index.asp (last checked March 2011) as therapeutic mattress for preventing pressure sores. The mattress automatically sets different zones based on the user’s individual needs and position in bed. The pump does not make noise. It has a “firm” setting that makes it easier to turn over, with a warning signal as a reminder to reset the mattress to the original setting. The controls are available with a long hose so the user can take care of it unassisted.

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/healing ulcers, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia without function in arms and hands (C2-4, ASIA A, B).

One comment:

  1. Hill Rom Duo was bad for my heels as the pump box is inside the mattress. I prefer the Nimbus
    #3352# comment 2012-05-24

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