Independent Living, the online resource for living with a disability, has this month shone its spotlight on Rober’s NoDec® AIRSTREAM THP (Total Heel Protection); a pioneering pressure relief mattress designed specifically to avoid pressure ulcers on the heel and lower limbs.
The article, out now, talks about how the AIRSTREAM THP uses high speed solenoid technology to provide the rapid changes in airflow required to stimulate reactive hyperaemia in the deep tissues surrounding bony prominences. The mattress contains an independent heel zone that prevents pressure ulcers from occurring at this site and helps existing pressure injuries to heal.
The AIRSTREAM THP is part of Rober’s new extensive product range. Rober’s new generation of fully automatic mattresses, and patients nursed on them require less manual repositioning, providing welcome relief to overstretched care-givers. Additional features such as a touch screen display panel, comfort settings, timed static mode, audible and visual alarms, and permanently inflated side formers all provide great benefits to patients and busy nursing staff.
In close collaboration with clinicians, Rober has focused on delivering in four key areas – microclimate control, patient safety and comfort, infection control and nursing support. In all areas, the AIRSTREAM THP delivers, helping to ensure a win-win situation in which prevention of pressure ulcers can be achieved economically and efficiently.
The heel is the second most common site for pressure ulcers to occur. This area is particularly vulnerable because of the proximity of bony prominences to the skin surface. The Calcaneus (heel bone) lies only 3.8mm below the skin surface, added to which local tissues such as the Achilles tendon have a relatively poor blood supply.
To read the article in full visit http://www.independentliving.co.uk/product-focus/dedicated-relief-for-the-heel-from-rober/