Essential Basic is part of Invacare’s Essential mattress family. It’s designed for basic patient care without the need for high specifications. It’s an ideal everyday mattress with pressure relieving properties providing a cost effective solution.
The external cover is a polyurethane fabric that offers quick and safe cleaning, and also prevents liquid ingress with its waterproof functionality and features a second layer that prevents liquids from reaching the mattress.
Durable quality foam for support
The outer cover is a multi stretch, water resistant, polyurethane fabric providing excellent recovery and durability, which helps to reduce shear and friction forces.
Essential Basic Mattress Key features
- A comfortable design, part of the Essential range
- Made of a sturdy foam and of extreme quality, allowing only 150mm thick to hold up to a maximum of 140kg.
- A cleaning temperature of up to 95 °C, allows the use of hot water without negatively affecting any of the components allowing for easy and adequate cleaning.
- Polyurethane fabric cover that in addition to being waterproof, has an anti-friction design. Perfect to avoid damage to the patient’s skin.
- A single production size: 2000 x 880 x 150 mm which is large enough and comfortable for an adult.
- Zipped on three sides, facilitating the inspection of the mattress, and the removal of the cover for washing.
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Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be challenging to prevent pressure ulcers completely, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk. These include:
- Regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
- Checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – this will be done by your care team if you’re in a hospital or care home
- Have a healthy, balanced diet that contains enough protein and a good variety of vitamins and minerals – if you’re concerned about your diet or caring for someone whose diet may be poor, ask your GP or healthcare team for a referral to a dietitian
- Stopping smoking – smoking makes you more likely to get pressure ulcers because of the damage caused to blood circulation
If you’re in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers. They should carry out a risk assessment, monitor your skin and use preventative measures, such as regular repositioning.