Repose Paediatric Pressure Relief Mattress Overlay
Originally designed at the specific request of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the Repose Paediatric Pressure Relief Mattress Overlay is widely utilised by NHS children's units to relieve pressure for young patients. It redistributes pressure using inflatable aircells to prevent the development of pressure sores, and is suitable for very high risk users.
What's Included with the Mattress Overlay?
The following items are included:
- 1 x Repose Paediatric Pressure Relief Mattress Overlay
- 1 x Repose Pump
Can My Child Use the Repose Paediatric Mattress Overlay?
This Repose Mattress Overlay is suitable if your child is at risk or very high risk of developing pressure ulcers. It provides effective pressure redistribution to prevent pressure ulcers, and is designed to improve the child's comfort when lying down on an existing mattress of a standard-sized paediatric bed.
The Paediatric Mattress overlay is ideal for use in both community care and acute care settings. It is also suitable for users with pressure-related tissue damage, though clinical supervision is recommended for more severe damage. The overlay is suitable for individuals weighing up to 139kg.
How Does the Repose Paediatric Mattress Overlay Relieve Pressure?
Low air technology in the overlay distributes weight and pressure evenly without losing shape. All Repose products feature Smart Valve Technology, which automatically ensures the overlay inflates to the optimal pressure. This pressure has been demonstrated over time to be the optimal balance between comfort and efficacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
Will the Repose Mattress Overlay Fit My Child's Bed?
The Repose Paediatric Pressure Relief Mattress Overlay has been designed to fit most standard paediatric beds. When inflated, the Repose Paediatric Mattress Overlay measures 1290 x 670mm (LxW).
How Do I Inflate the Paediatric Mattress Overlay?
A pump is provided with the Paediatric Mattress Overlay, and this pushes easily onto the inflation valve. Inflate the device until air is heard escaping from the pump valve, and then cover the valve on the device using the solid end of the figure-of-eight valve cap. Please see the PDF file below for a guide to inflating your Repose Paediatric Overlay.
|Repose Paediatric Overlay User Manual |
Is the Pump Included with the Pressure Relief Overlay?
The pump is included with the Repose Mattress Overlay. This way, you can inflate your overlay and secure it on top of your existing mattress quickly and easily as soon as it arrives with you!
How Quickly Does the Mattress Overlay Inflate?
When inflated with the pump, the Repose Pressure Relief Overlay inflates in a matter of minutes. As soon as it's inflated, you're ready to attach the overlay to the bed.
How Do I Wash the Repose Mattress Overlay?
The Repose Mattress Overlay can be wiped down with soap or detergent and water. Please allow the Repose Mattress Overlay to dry before use or storage. Please see the PDF below for full washing instructions.
|Repose Washing Instructions |
Is the Paediatric Mattress Overlay Suitable for Travelling?
As the Paediatric Mattress Overlay can be easily deflated and then rolled back up for storing inside the pump, which doubles as the product's packaging, it is ideal for travelling. This is particularly useful if your child is staying with family or friends, as well as ensuring they can continue to benefit from the pressure-relieving support when on holiday or on a school trip.
Is the Repose Mattress Overlay Latex-Free?
The Repose Mattress Overlay is latex-free. This makes it ideal if your child suffers from latex allergies or finds latex-based products uncomfortable or irritating.
Is the Repose Mattress Overlay Fire Resistant?
The Repose Mattress Overlay has been tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5 (Methods of test for the ignitability of bed covers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources).
What Do I Do If the Overlay Gets a Puncture?
While it's rare that a Repose overlay develops a puncture, in the unlikely event of a puncture occurring in your overlay we recommend that you replace the Contur with a new one. There is no evidence to suggest that the same level of support is provided if Repose products are used after a puncture is repaired.
Am I Eligible for VAT Relief?
You may be eligible for VAT relief with the Repose Mattress Overlay. Please see our VAT tab at the top of this product listing for more information.
What Makes the Repose Paediatric Mattress Overlay Stand Out?
The following key features and benefits of the Repose Paediatric Mattress Overlay make it one of our top pressure relief overlay recommendations:
- Ideal if your child is at risk to very high risk of developing pressure ulcers
- Effective pressure redistribution to prevent pressure ulcers
- Redistributes pressure across the whole surface for at-risk areas of the body
- Designed for use with a standard-sized paediatric beds
- Improves comfort from pressure-related tissue damage (supervision advised for severe damage)
- Evenly distributes weight and pressure without losing shape
- Smart Valve Technology ensures optimal inflation for maximum comfort and pressure ulcer prevention
- Inflates in seconds with the provided pump for quick and convenient use
- Latex-free pressure relief overlay for improved comfort and versatility
- Tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5 (Methods of test for the ignitability of bed covers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources)
Please note that, if deterioration in skin is noted, clinical advice should be sought and, if so advised, the use of the product discontinued. This product is not suitable for individuals with unstable spinal fractures.