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DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF COVID-19 SUPPLIES, ORDERS MIGHT BE DELAYED 2 TO 4 DAYS
DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF COVID-19 SUPPLIES, ORDERS MIGHT BE DELAYED 2 TO 4 DAYS

Low Air Loss Mattresses

Low air loss mattress are composed of segmented cushions that provide surface area for pressure relief, help prevent and treat skin breakdown as well as minimize pain. These mattresses are indicated for patients with skin grafts  and surgical flaps, pressure ulcers, edema, and malnutrition as well as for oncology, orthopedic, and transplant patients. Studies have also shown that bariatric low-air-loss mattresses are effective in preventing pressure ulcers in obese patients. The segmented air cushions, covered by a low friction fabric inflate and rest on a bed frame (similar to a standard bed frame), reducing pressure on skin surfaces  and diminishing shearing forces when repositioning the patient. As with standard bed frame, the head and foot of the bed can be adjusted. Low-air-loss therapy mattresses circulate cool air, which helps to evaporate moisture and reduce temperature, thereby reducing excess skin moisture and preventing maceration.

A low-air-loss mattress on a bed reduces pressure on skin surfaces and may be used for patients such with conditions as immobility, malnutrition, incontinence, contractures, fractures, or amputations. Some models come with special features, such as rotational or percussion options.