Maximum - Alternating Air Pressure Care Mattresses

An Alternating Air Mattress is a specialised medical device designed to prevent and treat pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores) in individuals who are bedridden or have limited mobility.

The mattress is composed of multiple air cells or chambers that inflate and deflate on a rotating basis. This alternating pressure mechanism redistributes the patient's weight and relieves pressure on specific areas of the body, particularly bony prominences prone to developing pressure sores such as the heels, sacrum, and hips. By constantly changing the pressure points, the mattress helps improve blood circulation, reduce the risk of tissue damage, and promote healing.

Pressure care alternating air mattresses are typically used in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care settings where patients spend extended periods of time in bed. They are available in different sizes to fit standard hospital beds or can be placed on top of an existing mattress. These mattresses often come with adjustable settings to control the level and frequency of air pressure alternation, allowing customisation based on the patient's needs.

It is important to note that pressure care alternating air mattresses are meant to be used as a part of a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention and management plan, which includes regular repositioning of the patient, proper skin care, and maintaining good nutrition and hydration. These mattresses are typically prescribed by healthcare professionals based on an individual's specific needs and medical condition.