Alerta Sensaflex 500 Foam Pressure Relief Mattress
Risk of pressure sore development is very common in bed bound patients, but suitable pressure relief mattresses can often carry prohibitively high costs. The Alerta Sensaflex 500 Foam Pressure Relief Mattress is designed to provide pressure care on a budget, and is made with castellated foam to provide relief to medium risk pressure relief patients.
Who Can Use the Alerta Sensaflex 500 Pressure Relief Mattress?
This mattress is an ideal option for any medical facility operating on a budget, and is suitable for care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and residential care environments. The Sensaflex 500 will assist with effective protection from bed sores for medium risk patients, helping to provide adequate care while avoiding exorbitant costs.
Is This Mattress Suitable for Use with Profiling Beds?
Yes, this mattress is designed with castellated foam to ensure friction is reduced and pressure care is provided during the profiling process. It is suitable for use with all single-width profiling beds, and is particularly suited to use with the Alerta Encore Profiling Bed.
What is the Benefit of Castellated Foam?
The 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 mattress to move with the patient to reduce friction forces, and also opens up pockets of air flow to cool the patient from underneath and reduce the risk of the formation of sweat and moisture.
Which Patients is This Mattress Suitable For?
This pressure relief mattress is designed for patients at medium risk of pressure sore development. For patients at high risk of pressure sore development, we recommend using the Alerta Sensaflex 1000 High Risk Foam Pressure Relief Mattress.
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Medium risk pressure relief mattress designed for comfort and cost-efficacy
- Ideal for hospital, care home, nursing care and residential care environments
- Made with castellated foam 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
- 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 90 x 12cm (78 x 35.5 x 4.8")
- Maximum load capacity: 120kg
- Minimum load capacity: 50kg