Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £1.4m every day – 4% of the total NHS budget and represent a major burden of sickness and reduced quality of life for hospital patients.
Now, Hill-Rom UK, working in partnership with Select Medical, is launching the Flexi by Pure Air Advanced Crossover mattress to help tackle this widespread issue.
Launched at the Wounds UK Annual Conference earlier this month, the mattress combines the latest advancements in surface design and testing.
Flexi by Pure Air is an advanced crossover mattress suitable for patients up to and including those at very high risk of developing a pressure ulcer.
Innovative in its design, the uniquely-constructed pressure-relieving mattress combines premium-density Visco memory foam technology with the proven figure-of-eight cell designs.
This unique system allows the cells to maintain their shape while avoiding ballooning, which may cause discomfort for the patient.
The step-up, step-down surface is designed to deliver effective pressure redistribution and unrivalled comfort in static, dynamic and constant low-pressure therapy modes, appropriate to varying needs.
Additional features include:
- Unique cell orientation: Flexi is the first crossover system to use a longitudinal cell design over the torso area, combining with latitudinal heal zone to enhance offloading
- Unique Axis technology: This encourages natural body movement and assists with repositioning
- Patented, high-frequency welded PU ‘Figure 8’ air cells: These include a unique air pocket for unparalleled reliability, comfort and efficacy
- A simple step-up, step-down surface: This offers three operation modes; and an advanced whisper-quiet control unit allows for constant low-pressure mode, alternating low pressure mode or static mode simply by switching the control unit off
Gavin Richards of Hill-Rom UK said: “For a long-time we have been committed to helping caregivers reduce facility-acquired pressure ulcers.
“Our unique, evidence-based surface technologies help clinicians in both hospitals and care-home settings reach a better outcome for patients.
“The introduction of the Flexi Pure Air mattress reinforces our commitment to driving real change within this important area of healthcare.”