The Invacare Glissando Gliding Mattress incorporates a premium four-way stretch cover and two layers of premium foam with Invacare’s patented “gliding” layer, designed to help reduce the amount of friction that contributes to the development of pressure ulcers and sores.
Invacare Glissando Gliding Mattress Features:
- Side wall is built-in and helps support user ingress/egress
- Castellation-cut foam helps redistribute pressure for optimal patient comfort
- Cover is fluid-resistant and also features a concealed zipper that can be easily accessed to clean foam
- Foam technology allows each section to move independently from one another to maximize patient support and comfort
- Patented gliding layer reduces friction and helps minimize pressure ulcers from forming
Invacare Glissando Gliding Mattress Specifications
|Model||Dimensions:||Weight Capacity||Limited Warranty|
|SRS2080||80″L x 36″W x 6″H||500 lbs||8 Years Foam
2 Years Cover
How to Distinguish the Different Stages of Bed Sores From One Another
Age plays a crucial role in the development of decubitus ulcers, otherwise more commonly known as bed sores.
The older you are, the more vulnerable your skin is to these sores. In an immobilized patient, even the slightest skin tear, which could occur without so much as a stretch amid routine exercises, could create nagging problems for someone. Furthermore, even the smallest movement from a bed to a wheelchair may rapidly cause a bedsore to occur. Other hazard elements include smoking, absence of pain perception, urinary or fecal incontinence, lack of healthy sustenance, dementia and other medicinal conditions (like diabetes, for example).
Here is a breakdown on the stages of pressure ulcers.
In Stage I, a diligent region of red skin may tingle or hurt. The spot can feel warm or light to the touch, or it might feel hard. In darker skin, the patch may look blue or purple, or seem flakey or gray. Stage I wounds will more likely to disappear at a rapid pace when the immense weight pressure reduces.
In Stage II, the skin is already exposed and is now a wound. An open sore that resembles a blister or scraped area is an indicator. The encompassing region might also be stained. At the point when treated speedily, these bruises can mend rapidly if the individual is generally healthy and not encountering different issues, for example, diabetes or loss of motion.
Stage III bed sores are extremely excruciating and hard to treat. The weight ulcer has stretched out through all the skin layers down to muscle. The profound, hole like injury showcases the dead tissue.
Stage IV bed sores, the most advanced and detrimental stage, tend to destroy muscle, bone, and even ligaments and joints. Stage IV bedsores are lethal and without the proper treatment, can take away the patient’s life.
So, how do you practice proper bed sore prevention?
Repositioning the body at regular intervals in bed, or at regular intervals in a wheelchair, can help in the prevention of bedsores, as can hospital beds, cushions and mattresses, such as the Invacare Glissando Gliding Mattress. Be that as it may, this repositioning can bring about its own particular issues. A patient will likely not appreciate being woken up every two hours particularly in the event that they are recouping from disease or recovering from a surgical procedure.
Moving anybody around the clock proves to be a tremendous staff challenge for any office providing individual care administrations, especially in a bustling healing center or nursing home.
Abstain from lying directly on the hipbones and bolster legs effectively with a foam or pad. Use this in conjunction with the proper mattress, like the Invacare Glissando Mattress. Keep the proper support under the legs from the center of the calf to the lower leg and keep knees and lower legs from touching. It’s also helpful to utilize special heel pads as well.
Mattresses are also available in foam, air, gel, and other materials and also have features that can automatically turn or readjust the patient on its own. This aids both the caregiver and the patient. Be sure that you select the right type of mattress that works well with the patient at hand, like the Invacare Glissando Mattress.