When it comes to hospital beds, one of the most abhorred effects that they can leave on a patient is placing additional pressure on ulcer incidence. The Hill Rom NP100 Prevention mattress solves these issues by incorporating features that reduce this pressure. The non-powered surface is perfect for patients that strive to maintain the integrity of their skin. And, with our advanced design, patients can prevent these pressure ulcers before they become a lingering issue.
Hill Rom NP100 Features:
- Shear liner and bidirectional stretch ticking help minimize shear and friction and provide added patient comfort
- Reinforced and ergonomically designed handles allow for easy maneuvering of the mattress
- Polyurethane coated ticking, RF welded seams, and an inside flap protect the mattress from fluid penetration
- Anti-skid bottom helps keep the mattress in place on the sleep deck
Hill Rom NP100 Specifications
|Dimensions||80″ W x 36″ L x 6″ H
84″ W x 36″ L x 6″ H
|Patient weight limit||350 lbs|
|Weight||Approx. 21 lbs|
|Flammability||Cal129, CPSC 16CFR1633, Boston IX-11|
|Feature||Function||Benefit for Patient and Caregiver|
|Anti-skid bottom||Protects surface from sliding on sleep deck||Keeps surface in place when patients are pulled up inbed or during egress.|
|Three-sided slider zip and inside flap||Allows access to mattress components andremoval of ticking.||The design and location of the zipper was chosen tominimize risks to patient and caregiver. The head of thebed is area least likely to come into patient and fluidcontact. The horseshoe design allows enough accessto inspect the mattress (surface top and bottom) andallows for easy ticking replacement. Inside flaps provideadditional protection from fluids.|
|Two handles||Reinforced handles with locking stitch, “X”pattern bar tack are attached to one side of themattress. (Not included on integrated surfaces.)||Ergonomically designed to allow one person to carryand maneuver the mattress.|
|RF welded seams||Radio frequency sealing is used in themanufacturing process prevent fluid penetration.Stitchless, smooth seams also reduces the weightof the mattress by the absence of thread and thetolerance reducing the amount of fabric||Prevents fluid penetration.|
|35.5″ width||Width eliminates gaps between frames andsiderails.||Width allows the surface to fit on a majority of flat deckframes as well as Stryker frames. Width meets HBSWguidelines with many Hill-Rom®frames.|
|Fire barrier||Meets fire safety standards Cal 129, CPSC16CFR1633 and Boston IX-II.||Added safety assurance and Meets Federal andState Fire Codes.|
|Multi-zoned highdensity foam||ILD 11/23/17 foot/seat/head, density 1.9,VersaCare®ILD 8 and 11/20/20 heel/ foot/seat/head, density 1.9.||Construction matches the body’s proportionaldifferences thereby maximizing redistribution.Addresses the individual needs of the head, sacral andfoot and heel areas. Supports up to 350 lbs on standardsurface and 500 lbs on specialty surfaces.|
|Antimicrobialtreated foam||Antimicrobial treated foam protects the foamfrom the growth of odor-causing microbes||Provides additional protection from odor-causingbacteria, mold or mildew|
|Screen printingand foot indicator||Provides orientation.||Quick and easy identification of surface, ensures correcthandling and placement.|
|Bi-stretchpolyurethanecoated ticking||Protects the mattress.||Soft, durable and easy to clean surface with MVP of 300gm/sqm/24 hrs.|
|Shear liner||Shear liner is added below the ticking and on topof the foam surface to reduce shear forces whichcause pressure ulcers.||Helps minimize shear and provides added patientcomfort.|
|Manufactureddate||Embossed year and month surface ismanufactured.||Assists with the facility aging and management ofmattresses.|
How Pressure Ulcers are Formed and How to Treat Them
Are pressure-relieving mattresses necessary for a patient?
Yes. Patients that are bed-ridden require additional care as they can develop serious sores known as pressure ulcers. Here is a breakdown on what these ulcers are and how you can prevent them using a pressure-relieving mattress, like the Hill Rom NP100 Mattress.
A pressure sore is essentially damage to the skin and the underlying tissue under it. Sitting down or lying for long periods of time will remove the stream of blood to that region, blocking oxygen and crucial supplements from keeping the tissue healthy. At the point when the tissue becomes famished from these supplements for an extended period of time, they will begin to die, causing pressure sores to form.
Pressure sores will likewise be alluded to as pressure ulcers or “decubitus” ulcers. Harm from a pressure sore will go from slight staining of the skin to open injuries that affect deeper areas in the body. This can lead to infection and can lead to serious side effects.
What are the effects?
The affected skin region may feel hotter than the encompassing tissue. In lighter-skinned individuals, the staining may show up as dull purple or red. In darker-skinned individuals, the staining will seem darker than the encompassing tissue.
Is it serious?
A pressure ulcer isn’t just your average sore. It must not be disregarded as it can worsen with neglect. With appropriate treatment, and switching to a pressure relief mattress, such as the Hill Rom NP100 Mattress, these ulcers can recover over time.
A pressure sore is any redness or break in the skin brought about by a large amount of pressure forced onto the body for an extended period of time. The weight keeps blood from travelling to your skin, therefore the skin becomes distressed and eventually dies. Normally, the nerves will send messages of agony or sentiments of distress to your cerebrum to tell you that you have to change your position, yet harm to your spinal cord prevents these messages from reaching your brain, leaving you at the mercy of an ulcer.
You may need to learn better approaches when it comes to changing your position to prevent an excess amount of weight. Pressure wounds can occur for instance, when you sit or lie in one position too long. Shearing is additionally a type of weight damage. It happens when the skin moves one way and the bone underneath it moves another way. An example of this is when you constantly slouch while sitting down.
Another type of injury, an abrasion, can happen when an individuals pulls his or herself across a surface as opposed to lifting. This is a case of friction causing harm. Likewise, little exposure to high pressure, for example, a bump or fall, may cause damage to the skin that doesn’t appear right away but is indeed underneath the cells.
How can I correct this?
By learning how to properly position yourself or your patient, you can achieve a sense of balance when it comes to weight distribution. In addition to this, purchasing a pressure-relieving mattress will also assist you in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Don’t let this be an excuse to disregard proper positioning techniques. The mattress can’t do it on it’s own. There must be a mutual partnership between positioning and maximizing the mattress’s function.