Repose Pressure Relief Sole Protector
The Repose Pressure Relief Sole Protector can help to minimise risks of pressure sore development on the soles of your feet. This is particularly useful when spending extended periods of time in bed, and can be used with community bed frames and acute bed frames.
What's in the Box?
The Repose Sole Protector includes the following items:
- 1 x Repose Sole Protector
- 1 x Pump for inflation
How Does the Repose Sole Protector Relieve Pressure?
The Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector Right For Me?
You can use the Repose Sole Protector if you are at risk of developing pressure ulcers while spending extended periods of time in either a community bed or acute bed. As long as the Pressure Relief Sole Protector can be positioned securely on the end of the bed, it will help to minimise your risk of developing pressure sores on the soles of your feet.
Repose products are suitable for individuals weighing up to 139kg. Please note that clinical supervision is advised where the damage is severe. 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 Sole Protector?
Yes! The pump included with your Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector?
The Repose Sole Protector is ideally sized for use at the end of your Community or Acute bed frame. When inflated, the dimensions measure 860 x 370mm (LxH).
How Do I Inflate the Repose Sole Protector?
A pump is provided with your Repose Sole Protector, 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 Sole Protector.
|Repose Inflation Instructions |
How Do I Fit the Repose Sole Protector?
Once inflated, your Repose Sole Protector is ready to be securely fitted to the end of your bed. First place the Sole Protector in position at the foot of the bed, then secure first the vertical straps and second the horizontal straps around the frame. For an illustrated guide to fitting your Repose Sole Protector, please see the PDF file below.
|Repose Fitting Instructions |
How Quickly Does the Sole Protector Inflate?
When inflated with the pump, the Repose Sole Protector inflates in less than a minute. This makes it quick and easy to use as soon as it arrives with you.
Can I Use the Sole Protector When Travelling?
The Repose Sole Protector deflates down to a compact size and can be stored inside the pump, which doubles as the packaging for the Sole Protector. This makes them ideal for taking them with you when you travel. Please note that the Sole Protector requires a community or acute bed frame for effective use.
Is There a Weight Limit for the Repose ?
The Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector?
No. The 'smart valve' technology in the pump automatically ensures that your Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector?
Your Repose Sole Protector can be cleaned with soap and water. Please allow the Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector.
|Repose Cleaning Guidelines |
Can a Puncture in the Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector?
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 the Repose Sole Protector Be Disposed Of?
The Repose Sole Protector 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 Sole Protector Latex Free?
The Repose Sole Protector 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.
How Can the Repose Sole Protector Help Me?
To help you decide if the Repose Sole Protector 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
- Reduces impact of pressure, friction and shear
- Doesn't lose shape over time for ongoing relief
- Suitable for use while in a Community or Acute bed
- Lightweight Sole Protector 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.