Micro-climate - Sitting on Air
When someone has a fall or has had an operation and are in recovery there is a chance of developing a pressure ulcer. It has been known for pressure ulcers to develop as quickly as 4 hours on a hospital trolley in A and E. The vast majority of pressure relief products used in hospitals and care homes are made from foam. If you are in bed on sitting on a cushion your skin becomes humid and this can contribute to the incidence of a pressure ulcer , which is a wound in itself. These mattresses and cushions are also extremely uncomfortable.
Airospring has developed the next generation of pressure relief products to provide greater comfort and protection against pressure ulcers. Why? Airospring pressure relief cushions are highly breathable and allow maximum airflow. This airflow allows microclimate control inside the cushion and promotes the dissipation of heat and perspiration.
For the hospital and care home sectors we have developed our Airospring PRO range using Microclimat TM technology with a highly breathable coated fabric MIC200 Dartex cover. Recent tests with a sweating torso have underlined the high performance of these materials. Independent testing to EN 31092 for the measurement of thermal resistance and dissipation of water vapour confirm the efficacy of the cushions and mattress toppers.
Airospring presented our new research using the Dartex MIC 200 cover at the TVS 2019 conference. Click here to access our report on Micro-climate testing.
Our products are the only pressure relief cushions assembled entirely from high specification breathable 3D knitted Spacer fabrics. In most cases, three layers of Spacer fabric are used, each one bringing in its own different compression qualities. Add these layers together and you have a cushion which combines the best qualities of each.
Airospring Medical's products are non-allergenic and provide odour control. They have been designed with your health and comfort in mind. For specific conditions, you should consult your doctor or clinician.
Crafted with Your Health in Mind
Each 3D Spacer fabric has been engineered to transfer moisture vapour away.
Microclimates are important in preventing unwanted skin conditions. It’s been claimed that wet skin has only 4% of the strength of dry skin, leaving it much more susceptible to breaks, sores and rashes. Don’t take any risks when it comes to your health.
Recent guidance from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) states “Heat increases the metabolic rate, induces sweating and decreases the tolerance of the tissue for pressure. When body heat cannot dissipate it will increase the risk of skin breakdown and may impede healing”.
Pressure ulcers are a really nasty health problem that are both painful and entirely avoidable. Wheelchair users or those who spend a lot of time sitting down are the most at risk of these and we have designed our cushions and mattress overlays with their prevention in mind.
Cushions and Toppers
We also stock our very own mattress overlays, which incorporate the same technology as our cushions.