Drvie DeVilbiss has introduced a new range of specialist mattresses which are designed to nurse patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers.
The company’s new range of foam support surfaces follow what it called “an exhaustive review” of its foam mattress offering.
A new brochure showing the range includes mattresses and seat cushions, which bring together products under the Drive DeVilbiss and Sidhil brands. The brochure details the perceived enhanced clinical benefits and performance improvements.
The new range is the result of an “extensive programme of product development”, said Drive. It said it utilised the company’s knowledge and expertise to implement positive changes based on user feedback and identified clinical requirements. The mattresses are manufactured in the UK and follow NICE Clinical Guidance when indicating product risk factors.
One of the key drivers behind investment in the redeveloped range has been to retain Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s position in the field of performance and technical specification. To this end, zonal areas have been introduced to a number of the company’s support surfaces, designed to provide additional pressure redistribution benefits.
These include smaller castellations in the scapula area to support bony prominences and the heel section to protect this vulnerable area. Larger castellations now give additional support in the sacral area.
The Standard range of support surfaces is aimed predominantly at the community and long term care markets, featuring green mattress covers and sewn seams. The Standard range includes surfaces such as the MAT 30 with a Geltex top layer to assist with microclimate management, the Softrest VE engineered to work with profiling beds and the Permaflex ST featuring zonal castellations to provide optimum patient support.