The Invacare Softform Premier Original foam mattress is a high-specification replacement mattress designed to meet the demands of the community and acute healthcare environments.
The Premier original mattress is both Practical and durable, this mattress delivers exceptional comfort levels and pressure redistribution at a cost-effective price.
Softform Premier original mattress features
Castellated foam inserts
The unique contoured insert pad provides excellent patient comfort and optimises pressure reduction.
Facilitates patients transfer by providing effective side-wall support.
Polyurethane stretch cover
Two-way stretch, vapour-permeable and waterproof polyurethane cover with high frequency welded seams and a full length flap concealing the zip.
Designed for effective pressure ulcer prevention
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel suggests the avoidance of subjecting the skin to pressure and shear forces, both major contributory factors in developing pressure ulcers. The Softform Premier Original has been designed to address these factors actively.
A unique contoured insert pad, constructed from castellated foam cells, conforms independently to movement and body position to reduce shear and friction forces effectively. In addition, the high-specification foam support surface provides excellent comfort and pressure redistribution.
The cover is resistant to fluid ingress.
The cover is two-way stretch waterproof polyurethane with high-frequency welded seams with a full-length flap concealing the zip. These features combine to reduce the potential of fluid ingress effectively. The cover also features a tough PU-coated base to prolong the mattress’s longevity.
The mattress zip is fully covered with a flap to protect it from fluid ingress; it is welded, not sewn, to give maximum protection for infection control. The cover is zipped around all four sides, with the top and bottom covers being completely detachable.
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Softform Premier original mattress specifications
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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.
- Having 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.