A medical air mattress , also known as an alternating pressure mattress or
an air pressure mattress, is a specialized type of mattress designed to
provide pressure relief and prevent pressure ulcers (bedsores) in
individuals who are bedridden or have limited mobility. These mattresses
are commonly used in healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes,
and home care environments.
The main purpose of a medical air mattress is to distribute the pressure
exerted on the body’s contact points with the mattress. Prolonged pressure
on these points, especially bony prominences like hips, shoulders, and heels,
can lead to reduced blood flow and tissue damage, ultimately causing
pressure ulcers. An air mattress helps mitigate this risk by using a system
of alternating air cells that inflate and deflate in a cyclic pattern.
This cyclic movement redistributes the pressure across different areas of
the body, reducing the risk of localized pressure buildup.
Showing the single result