Stratus Alternating Air Pressure Relief Cushion System
Patients at risk of pressure sores will require a pressure-relieving cushion to distribute their weight evenly, but static foam cushions often won't provide sufficient relief. The Stratus Alternating Air Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion (Without Pump) has been designed for those at a high to very high risk of developing pressure sores, combining a foam pad and alternating air cells encased in soft multi-spandex for excellent pressure relief, shear reduction and comfort.
- Includes both the cushion and pump to prevent pressure sores
- Combines foam with air cells for pressure relief and stability
- Ideal for those needing pressure relief
- Suitable for those at high to very high risk of pressure ulcer developments
- Features foam on the front edge to increase cushion height
- Designed with a scalloping front for extra leg comfort
- Supplied with a water-resistant, vapour-permeable cover
- Allows cushion and your skin to breathe
- Parallel cells inflate alternately every four to six minutes
- Automatically re-positions you in your chair
- Allows blood to circulate to the skin
- Reduces the risk of decubitus pressure ulcers from forming
How Does an Air Alternating Cushion Work?
The cushion is constructed with parallel cells that inflate alternately every four to six minutes. The cells are configured in an A, B, A, B, A, B layout, meaning that when all the A cells inflate, the B cells deflate, whereas when the B cells inflate, the A cells deflate. This means that the patient is automatically re-positioned so blood can circulate to the skin, which in turn reduces the risk of decubitus pressure ulcers forming.
Dynamic Pressure Relief
The Alternating Pressure Relief Cushion System is designed to relieve pressure from the buttocks. The support is suitable for use when you need respite relief from your bed and need to be transferred to a chair.
The Stratus Alternating Air Cushion System uses foam at the front edge of the cushion to increase the overall height, with scalloping for extra leg comfort. This cushion is supplied complete with a water-resistant, vapour-permeable cover. This protects the inner workings of the cushion from spillages and urine, ensuring it functions correctly and at its best.
Suitable for Use at Home or in Care Settings
The Alternating Air Pressure Relief Cushion is suitable for use in both domestic and professional care environments. This means that even when you're attending hospital appointments, you don't have to suffer from the build-up of pressure on the buttocks.
Supplied with Waterproof Cover
With its water-resistant and vapour-permeable cover, the Stratus Alternating Air Cushion is a convenient and hygienic solution to your needs. The design of the cushion helps prevent painful rashes or ulcers forming on your skin, while remaining breathable throughout use.
BOS ST160 Analogue Pump
The ST160 is an improved analogue-controlled, adjustable pressure pump. With a modern take on the classic analogue unit associated with many of these types of systems, the pump is an excellent way of ensuring the system remains not just effective but also user friendly. The ST160 Analogue Pump is robustly designed and quiet, making it suitable for use in a wide range of settings, from your living room to a cinema.
Please see below for the technical specifications of the cushion and pump:
Alternating Air Cushion Specifications
- Dimensions (LxWxD): 430 x 430 x 100mm
- Weight Capacity: 120kg
- Number of Cells: 6
- Alternating Cells: AB
- Cell and Foam Combination
- Foam Depth: 4cm
- Easy-to-Use Pipe Connectors
- Risk Category: Treatment High 1-2-3-4
- Cover Material: Multi-Spandex
- Cover Fixing Method: Zipper
- Vapour Permeable
- Water Resistant
- Approval Rating: CE (94/42/EEC) MDD
ST160 Analogue Pump Specifications
Size: 26 x 8 x 13 cm
Power: 220-240V / 50-60Hz
Standard Cycle Time: 5 Minutes
Adjustable Pressure (comfort control)
Airflow Rate: 3 - 8 litres per minute
Noise Level: Very Low (30db)
Easy-to-Use Pipe Connectors
Power Consumption: 10W maximum
Approval Rating: CE (94/42/EEC) MDD
Pressure Relief Category
The pressure relief rating is for guidance only and does not constitute a medical opinion. Please consult your GP, consultant or physiotherapist in order to obtain a medical opinion as to which pressure relief cushion is most suitable for your requirements before purchasing. A pressure relief cushion is not an alternative to appropriate nursing care, but should instead be used as a part of a wider care system