Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Bariatric Memory Foam Pressure Relief Mattress
Risk of pressure sore development is very common in bariatric patients, but high-quality memory foam pressure relief mattresses can often carry prohibitively high costs. The Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Bariatric Memory Foam Pressure Relief Mattress uses advanced castellated memory foam to provide affordable pressure care, making it suitable for bariatric patients at high risk of bed sore development.
Who Can Use the Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Pressure Relief Mattress?
This mattress is an ideal option for any medical facility looking to provide the best bariatric care while getting the best value for money. It is suitable for nearly any medical environment including care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and residential care environments. The Sensaflex 3000 will assist with effective protection from pressure ulcers for high risk bariatric patients, helping to provide adequate care while avoiding exorbitant costs.
Is This Mattress Suitable for Use with Profiling Beds?
Yes, this bariatric mattress is designed with castellated memory foam to ensure friction is reduced and pressure care is provided during the profiling process. It is suitable for use with most bariatric profiling beds, and it is particularly suited to use with the highly-equipped Alerta Encore Bariatric Low Profiling Hospital Bed.
How Does Memory Foam Assist with Pressure Relief?
Memory foam is one of the best materials possible for pressure relief, making it a perfect material for patients at high risk of pressure sores. The unique benefit comes from the way that memory foam moulds to your body, ensuring that all areas of the skin are supported and in contact with the foam. This means that 'hot spots' are reduced – meaning there are fewer areas of the body experiencing a higher amount of pressure than others, and thus fewer areas that are at a high risk of pressure sores.
How Does This Mattress Cater to Bariatric Patients?
The Alerta Sensaflex 3000 is designed with an increased width and maximum user weight to provide comfortable pressure care to bariatric patients. The 1200mm width is ideal for use with most bariatric profiling beds and hospital beds, while the 200kg maximum load capacity will suit the majority of larger patients.
What Mattress Should Be Used for Bariatric Patients at Very High Pressure Sore Risk?
This mattress is designed for bariatric patients at high risk of a pressure ulcer development. When a bariatric patient is at very high risk of pressure sore development (the highest risk category) it is usually recommended that an alternating air mattress system is used. If this is the case, we recommend a system like the Alerta Bariatric Alternating Pressure Relief Mattress.
What is the Benefit of Castellated Foam?
The memory foam in this pressure care mattress is castellated, which serves a number of both functional and comfort purposes. It assists with profiling by allowing the mattress to move in independent sections, ensuring the surface bearing the patient's weight does not slip under the patient or move. The castellation improves pressure relief by allowing small sections of the memory foam mattress to move with the patient to reduce friction forces, helping the mattress provide comprehensive pressure ulcer relief.
Is This Product Tested for Fire Safety?
Yes, all components of Alerta's pressure relief products are tested to comply with BS7177: Crib 5 fire safety regulations. This means that all foam and covers for Alerta mattresses and cushions are tested to the most stringent fire safety guidelines, ensuring you stay fully compliant and up to date with regulations.
What If I Don't Require a Bariatric Mattress?
This mattress is reinforced and widened to suit bariatric patients, but these extra features are not necessary for many patients. If you are looking for a standard version of this mattress, we recommend the Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Memory Foam Pressure Relief Mattress, from which this bariatric version was upgraded.
Is the Mattress Supplied with a Cover?
To improve durability and quality of care, this mattress is fitted with a multi-stretch and waterproof cover that will move with the patient to reduce shear and friction forces. This vapour permeable PU cover is antimicrobial, to reduce bacteria and odour, and fully machine-washable so that you can keep your patient's environment sanitary at all times. To make it as easy as possible to identify fluid ingress, the mattress cover is designed with a white underside.
How is This Mattress Supplied?
To make delivery and setup as simple as possible, this mattress is shipped in a vacuum rolled form. This minimises the storage space required for the mattress and makes transport hassle-free.
Can the Cover Be Washed?
Yes, the cover can be machine washed at 65°C for no less than 10 minutes, or at 95°C for no less than 3 minutes. The cover can then be tumble dried on low heat (not exceeding 60°C). The foam is suitable to be autoclaved at 134°C.
- High risk bariatric pressure relief mattress designed for comfort and cost-efficacy
- Designed for bariatric patients with a wider width and increased maximum user weight
- Reinforced version of the standard Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Memory Foam Mattress
- Made with advanced memory foam that moulds to the shape of the patient
- Memory foam provides improved pressure relief compared to standard foam mattresses
- Ideal for hospital, care home, nursing care and residential care environments
- Memory foam is castellated for support and comfort during profiling
- Castellated sections move with the skin of the patient to reduce shear and friction forces
- Supplied with a multi-stretch, vapour permeable PU cover
- Cover is machine washable and water resistant
- Supplied vacuum rolled to minimise the required storage space
- White underside of the cover allows easy identification of fluid ingress
- All components are BS7177: Crib 5 tested for fire safety
- Dimensions (LxWxD): 198 x 120 x 16cm (78 x 47 x 6.3")
- Maximum load capacity: 200kg
- Minimum load capacity: 40kg
Please note: The image on this product page shows the standard 900mm wide version of this mattress. The product sold on this page is the 1200mm wide reinforced bariatric version of the Sensaflex 3000.