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BATESVILLE, Ind. -- Hill-Rom, a leading
global provider of patient care environment and process solutions, has a new
pressure-relief mattress designed to help in the prevention and early
treatment of pressure ulcers.
The PrimeAire ARS Pressure Relief Mattress features non-powered,
air-based technology to provide performance superior to traditional foam
mattresses. The mattress provides hospitals and long-term care facilities with
many of the benefits of high-performance surfaces, but at a lower cost.
With several features designed to relieve pressure on the patient's skin,
the PrimeAire ARS Pressure Relief Mattress helps reduce the risk of
pressure ulcers forming, particularly in sensitive areas such as the heel.
Along with enhanced performance, the mattress is also engineered to improve
safety and comfort, providing caregivers with the three attributes they often
seek when treating patients.
Mattress highlights include:
-- Air Reflex System: This pressure-relief technology has patented,
multi-chambered air cylinders that gently expand and contract with patient
movement, providing continually equalized pressure without the power source
used to distribute pressure in high-end treatment surfaces.
-- Heel and calf zones: The mattress is designed to effectively redistribute
pressure off of the heel to the more load-tolerant calf. Distributing pressure
to a wider surface area reduces the risk of pressure ulcers forming in more
-- 500-pound weight capacity: The surface provides maximum weight capacity of
500 pounds for effective use with a range of patients. (Consult frame
manufacturer regarding individual frame capacity.)
-- Safe positioning: Its 36-inch width minimizes gaps between the mattress
side rails, and its perimeter foam, two-part bolster system helps reduce the
risk of injury when entering and exiting the bed.
-- Shear reduction: The mattress uses a combination of a sheath liner and a
unique top surface featuring 800 individual responsive foam cells designed to
move with the patient, reducing friction on the patient's skin.
-- Bed-exit alarms: PrimeAire ARS Pressure Relief Mattress is largely
compatible with Hill-Rom's bed-exit alarms, which alert caregivers when
patients attempt to exit the bed.