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About Alternating Pressure Support Surfaces - Alternating Pressure Pad (APP), Alternating Pressure Wheelchair Cushions 

 

alternating pressure therapyAlternating pressure therapy is used in wheelchair seating and mattress overlays to redistribute pressure and improve comfort for the prevention of pressure ulcers and the treatment of Stage I and Stage II pressure ulcers. Alternating Pressure is a dynamic air powered therapy which redistributes pressure by use of an alternating air pump through a bubble style pad or a series of air bladders. The air pressure varies in timed cycles within the alternating bladders to automatically redistribute pressure. Alternating Pressure is an excellent therapy for the prevention of pressure ulcers for those or are at low to moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers.
 
To ensure the quality, durability, health and safety of the alternating pressure support surfaces we offer, all are manufacturered in the US by Blue Chip Medical Products or Crown Medical Products. from materials sourced from US manufacturers. This ensures adhearance to the strictest US medical standards.
 
 


 
Therapeutic benefits of alternating pressure 
  1. Redistributes pressure
  2. Improves comfort
  3. Prevention of pressure ulcers
  4. Treatment of early stage pressure ulcers

When to consider an alternating pressure overlay or wheelchair cushion
  • To provide improved comfort over existing mattress
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Treatment of stage I and stage II pressure ulcers
  • Automatically redistributes pressure
  • For those who are at moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • For those who are moderate risk for skin breakdown
  • To overlay an existing hospital mattress
  • To prevent ulcers in wheelchairs

 

Links to Comforts Best Alternating Pressure mattress overlays and wheelchair cushions

Alternating Pressure Pad and Pump Mattress Overlays (APP)

 

Wheelchair Cushions

  • Alternating Pressure Wheelchair Cushions
 
Geri-Chair Recliner Cushions



When to Consider alternative materials / therapies to alternating pressure

  • No ulcer and want maximum skin protection:  Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • Pressure Ulcer and not able to regularly reposition without assistance: Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • Stage I or stage II at higher risk of skin breakdown: Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss
  • Stage III & Stage IV:  Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss, Air Fluidized Therapy

 

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