Greek military hospital NIMTS will soon be using Rober’s NoDec® AIRSTREAM THP (Total Heel Protection) mattress to prevent heel-related pressure ulcers.
The pioneering pressure relief mattress is part of Rober’s new and extensive product range. It has been designed specifically to avoid pressure ulcers on the heel and lower limbs.
The heel is the second most common site for pressure ulcers to occur. This area is particularly vulnerable because it’s a contact point at which the heel bone lies only 3.8mm below the skin surface.Also local tissues such as the Achilles tendon have a relatively poor blood supply which compounds the risk.
The AIRSTREAM THP has been designed to tackle this issue. The mattress includes an independent heel zone that prevents pressure ulcers from occurring. By reducing friction in this area it also allows existing pressure injuries to heal.
AIRSTREAM THP features high-speed technology which provide rapid changes in airflow within the dynamic mattress. This helps stimulate reactive hyperaemia in the deep tissues surrounding bony prominences.
The fully automatic mattress allows patients nursed upon it to require less manual repositioning. This provides a welcome relief to overstretched care-givers. Features such as a touch screen display panel, comfort settings, timed static mode, audible and visual alarms also provide great benefits to patients and busy nursing staff.
Rober’s Greek partner, Dimitra Theodorou, said: “We are delighted to be able to supply the military hospital with such a pioneering UK pressure prevention mattress. As well as offering dedicated support against heel ulcers, the mattress has a number of high quality features, which are extremely attractive to hospital staff here in Greece. We like the transparent surface of the air cells which makes cleaning easier and the CPR feature on the pump, which facilitates fast actions in cases of emergency. It is easily identified even by new staff, which means no time is lost finding it on the mattress. The THP is a superior mattress and we are looking forward to installing it into the hospital.”
Contact Rober to talk more about the AIRSTREAM THP here.