Sidhil Athena Dynamic Low Airloss Pressure Relief Mattress
Alternating air mattresses provide excellent pressure relief, but their constant slight movement may be unsuitable for palliative patients who may be in a high degree of pain. The Sidhil Athena Dynamic Low Airloss Pressure Relief Mattress uses immersion therapy to provide optimum pressure distribution, and is ideal for palliative care and pain management environments. Using vented air cells that circulate around the mattress to improve the patient's microclimate, this mattress is suitable for those with up to grade 4 ulcers, or those at very high risk of developing them.
Features and Benefits
- Suitable for patients at very high risk of pressure sore development
- Ideal for those with pressure ulcers up to and including grade 4
- Designed for palliative care, pain management or paediatrics
- Immersion therapy design results in optimum pressure redistribution
- Designed for those who cannot tolerate a moving surface
- Improves patient's microclimate with vented air cells that circulate air around the mattress
- Vented cells result in a reduction of heat, moisture and friction
- Auto-seat function prevents the mattress from bottoming out during profiling
- Features an auto-firm function for easy pressure maintenance
- Easy-to-use pump provides 1000 litres of air per minute
- X-ray translucent to reduce the need for patient transfer during procedures
- Includes eight pressure settings to ensure bespoke pressure relief
- Foam underlay in base to provide support during power failures
- Features rapid deflate CPR capability for use in an emergency
- Automatic function lock to prevent unwanted tampering
- Includes multi-stretch, vapour permeable, welded cover with waterfall flap
- Anti-microbial coating to reduce the risk of cross-contamination
- Cover is completely removable and easy to clean
- Visual and audible alarms to alert carer of pressure or power loss
- Straps attach the mattress to the bed frame for stability
Immersion Therapy to Reduce Movement
To remove the movement that is often associated with alternating air mattresses, the Athena Mattress uses an immersion therapy system to provide optimum pressure distribution. This makes it ideal for use in pain management and palliative care environments, providing top-of-the-range pressure relief without disturbing the patient.
An excess of heat and moisture can greatly increase pressure sore risk, meaning that climate control is an imperative aspect of the process. This mattress improves the patient's microclimate with vented air cells, which circulate air around the mattress, thereby helping to cool the patient and maintain a constant safe environment.
This mattress provides a range of features to bolster safety, including an in-built foam underlay to provide support during a power failure, as well as fault alarms and displays to alert carers of any issues. A rapid deflate CPR capability is also included, allowing immediate response in the event of an emergency.
Pressure Distribution Map
The graphic below displays the pressure distribution of the Athena Low Airloss Mattress when in use. This data was collected using a 66kg model lying in a supine position, with the mattress laid flat on a profiling bed. The test was conducted over a 20 minute period, during which the peak, average and minimum pressures were recorded.
- Maximum user weight: 190kg (30 stone)
- Mattress dimensions (LxWxH): 200 x 90 x 25cm
- Control unit dimensions (LxWxH): 31 x 27.2 x 17.1cm
- Warranty: 2 years