Pressure ulcer management is about elimination and prevention. Dynamic air mattress specialist, Rober focuses all its energy on the subject. This means designing solutions with the needs of both patient and nursing support team in mind.
UK-based Rober designed its flagship NoDec® mattress range with input from clinical professionals. The system comes with a variety of inbuilt settings. The result is a mattress that offers a range of comfort options for the patient. Simple, functional and adaptable, the system is easy to use for operators. And by reducing the requirement for manual patient handling it also makes life a little easier physically.
The pioneering NoDec features three settings, simply and quickly adaptable to all clinical and patient needs:
- The default automatic mode calibrates each air cell to the patient’s weight and body position. This ensures that anyone who uses a Rober mattress experiences ultimate protection and comfort.
- The alternating mode is a wave-like ripple effect that moves the air cells up and down to prevent skin from suffering prolonged local pressure.
- The static mode sees all the air cells fully inflated. This provides a firm but steady surface for nursing procedures such as physio, wound dressing and linen changing. The static mode defaults to alternating mode after 30 minutes and is often used by clinical teams to evaluate patients who have recovered from pressure ulcers.
Within each of the three modes is a range of comfort settings – soft, medium and hard – depending on the user’s preference. Note also that a rapid CPR release function deflates all the air cells quickly in cases of emergency.
The NoDec® Range features a transport mode that ensures the mattress remains inflated for 8 hours. While designed for use when moving patients around the ward, this also operates in the event of a mains power failure.
Another thoughtful touch is the cable management system. This retains power cables safely off the floor, out of the way of patients or nurses.
Every NoDec mattress has a series of inbuilt alarms within the easy-to-use control unit. These are visually displayed with a flashing red button. The alarms highlight if the pressure is too high or too low and if there has been a power failure. The touch screen unit also features a brightness setting, a silent mode for whilst the patient is sleeping and a language setting.
Pawel Rusin, who builds the power units for Rober explains: “The units are very simple to use and all the information a nursing professional might need is only ever one touch away. It was always our key focus to make the setting controls easy to use for nurses and complement the care they offer patients.”