Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention, with compressor

Hanging the compressor on a string can reduce vibrations.

Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention
Mattress for pressure ulcer prevention

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.

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

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

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
Conny Örnsved (string)

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.

This tip is from 2005

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

Tipsare: Conny

Conny lives in a house together with his daughters. He is working part time. In 1994 he was injured and he has a high lesion (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 3,5 hours a day he has two persons assisting him.