Repose Pressure Relief Inflatable Wedge Pillow
The Repose Pressure Relief Inflatable Wedge Pillow has been designed to help to minimise risks of pressure sore development on the heels. This is particularly useful when spending extended periods of time in bed, elevating the lower legs to offload pressure.
What's in the Box?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow includes the following items:
- 1 x Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow
- 1 x Pump for inflation
How Does the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Relieve Pressure?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow utilises inflatable aircells to minimise the risk of pressure damage by offloading pressure and improving comfort for the soles of your feet. Low air technology distributes weight and pressure evenly without losing shape. All Repose products feature Smart Valve Technology, which automatically ensures that the support inflates to the optimal pressure.
Is the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Right For Me?
You can use the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow if you are at risk of developing pressure ulcers while spending extended periods of time in bed. It elevates your legs to offload pressure from the heels, and can be used wherever support or elevation of the lower legs is required. It is also particularly suited to leg elevation for vascular conditions.
The Inflatable Wedge Pillow is also ideal for individuals who may not be able to keep pressure-relieving boots on their feet or who may have foot drop or wider calves. Repose products are suitable for individuals weighing up to 139kg. Please note that clinical supervision is advised where the damage is severe, and we recommend consulting your doctor or other medical professional if you have any concerns about the suitability of the Repose for your own condition.
Is the Pump Included with the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
Yes! The pump included with your Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow is actually part of the packaging, ensuring you can store the pump and the together at all times when they are not required.
What Size Is the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow is ideally sized for use at the end of your bed. When inflated, the dimensions measure 690 x 450mm (LxW).
How Do I Inflate the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
A pump is provided with your Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow, and 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 Inflatable Wedge Pillow.
|Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow User Manual |
How Quickly Does the Wedge Pillow Inflate?
When inflated with the pump, the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow inflates in less than a minute. This makes them quick and easy to use as soon as they arrive with you.
Can I Use the Inflatable Wedge Pillow When Travelling?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow deflates down to a compact size and can be stored inside the pump, which doubles as the packaging for the Inflatable Wedge Pillow. This makes it ideal for taking them with you when you travel.
Is There a Weight Limit for the Repose?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow can be used by individuals weighing up to 139kg. As this is typical of all inflatable Repose pressure relief products, you are able to utilise the benefits of multiple products as required.
Do I Have to Manually Set the Pressure On the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
No. The 'smart valve' technology in the pump automatically ensures that your Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow inflates to the optimal pressure. This pressure has been demonstrated over time (and supported by clinical trials) to be the optimal balance between comfort and efficacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
How Do I Clean the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
Your Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow can be cleaned with soap and water. Please allow the Inflatable Wedge Pillow to dry before repackaging into the tube or fitting to the end of your bed. Please see the PDF below for a comprehensive guide to cleaning your Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow.
|Repose Cleaning Guidelines |
Can a Puncture in the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Be Repaired?
Puncture is an infrequent occurrence in Repose products, and is usually caused by pets. We have no evidence to support the use of Repose products after repair and we therefore recommend that, if the product is punctured, it should be replaced.
What Is the Fire Resistance of the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow?
The Repose have been tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5 (Methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources). This helps to ensure safer use for you, your loved one, and your patient.
How Should Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Be Disposed Of?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow is a CE-marked medical device. At the end of its useful life, the product should be treated as healthcare waste and disposed of according to local healthcare waste guidelines. It may be incinerated with other healthcare waste.
Is the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Latex Free?
The Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow is latex-free and non-allergenic. This makes it ideal if you suffer from latex allergies or often find latex-based products to be uncomfortable or irritating.
Am I Eligible for VAT Relief?
You may be eligible for VAT relief with the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow. Please see our VAT tab at the top of this product listing for more information.
How Can the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow Help Me?
To help you decide if the Repose Inflatable Wedge Pillow is the right choice for you, your loved one, or your patient, we've compiled a list of some of the key features and benefits. The Repose may help you by offering the following:
- Designed specifically to minimise the risk of pressure damage to heels
- Distributes weight evenly with low air technology
- Doesn't lose shape over time for ongoing relief
- Lightweight Inflatable Wedge Pillow can be deflated for easier transport and storage
- Easy to clean in between use for ongoing essential hygiene maintenance
- Maximum User Weight: 139kg
Please note that clinical advice should be sought if deterioration in the skin condition is noticed. The Repose products are not suitable for individuals with unstable spinal fractures or in instances where the size or shape of the limb cannot be fully supported.