The Invacare Solace Prevention Mattress is a unique and innovative single and dual-layered foam mattress replacement that incorporates a weight distribution system that minimizes the risk of pressure ulcers and sores in patients that are bed-ridden or spend most of their time in bed. By distributing the weight evenly, blood circulation drastically improves and flows throughout the capillaries to the areas that are prone to develop these ulcers. The Prevention Series accounts for four mattresses, each with their own treatment efficacy. Invacare’s engineers have managed to combine both comfort and technology to improve patient and caregiver confidence.
Invacare Solace Prevention Mattress Features:
- 11-ounce tri-laminate vinyl bottom
- Both water and fluid resistant
- Raised side rail also available for enhanced safety
- Compliant with all standard flammability regulations
- 70 Denier nylon top
Invacare Solace Prevention Mattress Specifications
|Model||Dimensions:||Weight Capacity||Regulation Compliance||Limited Warranty|
|SPS1080||80″L x 36″W x 6″H||350 lbs||16 CFR 1632
16 CFR 1633
|5 Years Mattress
1 Year Cover
Proper Bariatric Patient Care Involves Self-Awareness and Preventative Measures
Over the previous decade there has been a substantial increase in the amount of attention being given to healthcare providers that are providing patient care.
And, as a caregiver or nurse, you understand the physical constraints and aches that come with tending to a bariatric patient.
It isn’t an easy task.
The errand of looking after the bariatric patients is significantly challenging, and it puts specialists at risks for injuries amid repositioning and other care activities to help patients in meeting their everyday mobility needs, for example, caring for one’s hygiene, ambulation, and tending to dressing changes. Furthermore, these costly, and painful, injuries are identified with consistent bariatric patient care.
Numerous nursing and caretaking exercises that are encountered while administering to bariatric patients promptly surpass safety protocols and can prompt to musculoskeletal wounds, strains, sprains, and unnecessary spinal loading. This is why caregivers and nurses are utilizing hospital beds and therapeutic mattresses, like the Invacare Solace Prevention 1080 Mattress, which is designed to provide the patient with support and stability to prevent avoidable skin injuries.
Spinal loading alludes to the overwhelming spinal burdens experienced when the spine accepts the weight and effort of lift and shear. It’s been recommended that spinal loading does not surpass 3300 N, which essentially surpassed while boosting a 100-pound individual on ordinary bed materials. Therefore, the caregiver or nurse is putting him or herself at risk of severe injuries.
Another type of common injury comes at the hand of reaching. The action of lifting the limb of a patient, which is regularly fundamental for finishing a dressing change, is particularly risky. One leg is roughly 16% of a man’s aggregate body weight. It is prescribed that the spinal loading be constrained to powers beneath 3400 N, which is around 35 pounds.
The weight of the leg of a 350-pound patient is roughly 62 pounds, give or take. Since lifting a leg far surpasses a safe lifting load, there needs to be a mechanical lift gadget and appendage sling to help assist the caregiver in reducing the amount of pressure on the back of a caregiver, therefore lowering the spinal loading number. Furthermore, by incorporating the features of an electric bed and a pressure relieving mattress, like the Invacare Solace Prevention Mattress, the caregiver can maximize his or her care activities while minimizing the risk of harm induction.
At the point when bariatric patients are lying on a mattress, they are essentially outside of the safe working and reaching ranges. Safe reaching occurs when one’s elbows are near one’s sides, reaching is essentially limited to 24-inch range with the elbow as a turn point, and the reach is not over the medical attendant’s shoulder height. Reaching over the highest point of a patient to provide various care activities includes a sustained state of reaching that is outside of the prescribed safe range. The use of a bed that can be brought down to a suitable range can confine a portion of the risk connected with these situations.