Pressure-relieving mattress

Solution for persons with spinal cord injuries

Pressure-relieving mattress lying on bed
Pressure-relieving mattress lying on bed

Description
A pressure-relieving mattress with attachment pockets.

Model: ETAC RHOMBO-FILL, available in several sizes

Users comments
The Rhombo fill mattress works best for the user. He feels it is not too soft, nor does it feel sweaty or cold. The mattress is available in various sizes. For travel the user has a smaller model, the ETAC RHOMBO-FIL 60×60 that relieves pressure under the buttocks. The “travel mattress” also provides incontinence protection.

Purchased from
Etac, www.etac.com (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
Currently uses the Care of Sweden Optimal 5zone mattress or Optimal 5zone mattress for prevention, see www.careofsweden.se/ (last checked May 2017). Washing rhombo fill mattresses too frequently causes lumps to form, which cause pressure sores rather than preventing them.

This tip is from 2005

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Electric bed
Electric bed
An adjustable electric bed with bed lift is appropriate for persons with a high spinal cord injury.

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.