Designed for Pediatric Pressure Injury Prevention – Improving full body pressure injury and deformation prevention in children & petite patients.
75% of paediatric patients (unsuitable to be treated as adults) worldwide develop pressure injuries, especially in neonates and children with chronic diseases. Underdeveloped tissues and structures weaken their resistance to pressure and awareness of pain, accelerating pressure injury and deformation development.1-3
Head pressure injuries are common in younger patients due to a larger, heavier head and lack of a fatty protective layer. Other frequent sites include ankles, heels, hips, and sacrum area. Paediatric PI is 94% more costly than adult PI cases and extends hospitalization by 14 days, increasing caregivers’ workload.2,4-6
Pro-care Auto Paediatric simplifies caregivers’ workflow and care accuracy with air cells that conform to smaller bodies — patented. It automates mattress firmness to optimize head-to-toe pressure relief, minimizing PI and deformation-related risks for petite patients (5 kg to 95 kg).
Abbreviations: PI, pressure injury; PICU, paediatric ICU.
High-quality care for children
- Suitable for improving pressure injury prevention in in-hospital and care facility petite patients.
- Narrower and more tightly packed air cells enhance comfort and stability to support petite bodies.
- Full body alternating therapy to reduce occiput pressure injury and deformation risks.
- Alternating Low Pressure mode for optimizing full body pressure distribution and experience with gentle movements.
- Quiet pump minimizes disruptions to the patient’s recovery.
pressure injury prevention
Improves pressure injury prevention for paediatric patients with cerebral palsy (usually smaller, underweight, less mobile).
Full body pressure redistribution improves prevention against occiput and other pressure injuries for supine and lateral positions.
Prevents bottoming out
Narrower (5.8 cm), sturdier, and more tightly packed air cells improve pressure relief and prevent bottoming out or trapped limbs — patented design.
Easy to transport
Disconnecting the quick connector switches the operating mode to static, convenient for transportation.
Pro-care Auto Paediatric Air Mattress specifications
|Standard 140||Mattress Dimension||55.1 x 27.6 x 7 in||1400 x 700 x 180 mm|
|Standard 140||Mattress Weight||21 lb||9.5 kg|
|Standard 140||Min/Maximum Patient Weight||11-210 lb||5-95 kg|
|Narrow 140||Mattress Dimension||55.1 x 25.6 x 7 in||1400 x 650 x 180 mm|
|Narrow 140||Mattress Weight||21 lb||9.5 kg|
|Narrow 140||Min/Maximum Patient Weight||11-210 lb||5-95 kg|
|Standard 150||Mattress Dimension||59 x 27.6 x 10 in||1500 x 700 x 180 mm|
|Standard 150||Mattress Weight||21 lb||9.5 kg|
|Standard 150||Min/Maximum Patient Weight||11-210 lb||5-95 kg|
|Narrow 150||Mattress Dimension||59 x 25.6 x 7 in||1400 x 650 x 180 mm|
|Narrow 150||Mattress Weight||21 lb||9.5 kg|
|Narrow 150||Min/Maximum Patient Weight||11-210 lb||5-95 kg|
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.