The Invacare Softform Premier Spinal is a high specification replacement mattress designed for spinal conditions or injuries.
It is suitable for those considered at ‘very high risk’ of developing pressure ulcers.
Invacare Softform Premier Spinal Mattress features
Unique dual foam insert
Provides two surface options. The blue insert provides a high density surface for additional stability.
Single piece foam U-Core
Facilitates patient transfer by providing effective side-wall support. A robust foam base prevents the mattress from bottoming out.
Full length flap concealed zip
A full length flap protects the zip. This reduces the potential risk of fluid ingress, preventing contamination of the foam core.
No turning or rotating
This mattress does not require turning or rotating, significantly minimising manual handling issues.
The specialist stable support surface
Back injury and pain can vary greatly and is specific to each individual. The Softform Premier Spinal mattress offers a dual interface option that provides a bespoke solution without changing to an alternative mattress.
In addition, the interface foam can be quickly and easily changed at the bedside to reduce the risk of waiting time for the individual.
The specifically manufactured foam sits level with firm side supports and promotes effective individual care, handling and transfer, without compromising spinal alignment or pressure redistribution.
The Invacare Softform Premier Spinal features a unique dual foam insert that provides a choice of two stable support surfaces with excellent comfort abilities. The choice of which is specific to each user shear reduction and pressure redistribution is addressed with either surface. The design of the mattress allows for excellent conformity if profiled on electric bed frames.
- Does not require turning or rotating: The mattress does not require turning or rotating, significantly minimising manual handling issues.
- Unique dual foam insert provides two surface options: Provides additional stability, comfort, and pressure reduction.
- Single piece foam “U” core: This facilitates patient transfer by providing effective side-wall support.
- Full-length flap concealing zip: It has a full-length flap that protects the zip. This reduces the possible risk of fluid entrance, thus preventing contamination of the foam core.
- Specialist stable support surface: Comes with a dual interface option that provides a bespoke solution without the need to change to an alternative mattress.
An integral platilon liner forms part of the interior of the Softform Premier Spinal mattress. As the risk of contact with bodily fluids may be increased, the liner that encases the internal foam contributes to infection control by reducing the risk of fluid ingress.
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Invacare Softform Premier Spinal mattress specifications
|WIDTH||75 cm – 120 cm|
|LENGTH||183 – 210 cm|
|MAX. USER WEIGHT||247.6 kg|
|TOTAL WEIGHT||14 kg|
|COLOUR (OTHER)||Baltic Blue|
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.