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Ripple Mattress – Alternating Pressure – M8

Cape Town, South Africa

The M8 Alternating Pressure Mattress

The M8 air mattress is an effective alternating overlay system combined with static therapy mode. By having 17 pcs of 12.8 cm (5 inch) individual cells inflate and deflate alternatively in cycles patients receive their adequate pressure relief. The system can be switched to a static mode to facilitate all kinds of nursing procedures including dressing changes. With air pressure dial adjustment, the M8 mattress is easy to use and is recommended for patients at medium to high risk of pressure ulcers up to stage III.

How does the M8 Alternating Pressure Mattress work?

The mattress achieves this by inflating and deflating the pockets of air ,that make up the mattress, in a regulating pattern. This offers pressure relief as well as improving air circulation that are significantly linked to bedsores.

Alternating Pressure Care Mattress - M8 - alternating pressure chart

Alternating function
(Group A and Group B as shown in the picture above)
The pump will be inflate and deflate every other cell in order to relieve contact between the patient and lying surface. This promotes blood circulation and assists in the prevention and recovery of bedsores, formally known as pressure-ulcers.
The mattress is also installed with a pillow functionality, the cells of the head region will stay inflated in order to provide utmost comfort for the patient.
(Group C as shown in the picture above)

M8 Alternating Pressure Mattress Features:

  • Decreases danger of pressure sores
  • Individual pockets and/or cells
  • Cells alternate in pressure continuously
  • Nylon PU Cover with cotton lining:
    Biocompatibility, vapour permeable, water resistant and flame retardant (CA1117).
  • Complete all-around zipper
    Helps reduce unwanted fluid from entering in the cover and can be removed for ease of cleaning.
  • Ventilate low-air-loss cells:
    Helps reduce moisture.
  • CPR strap:
    Quickly deflate mattress in the case of an emergency
  • Spring loaded tubes:
    Tubes are lined with a spring system to prevent unwanted kinks or bends in order to maintain consistent air-flow.
  • Anti-slip elasticated strap:
    Keeps mattress in place and prevents movement.
  • Quick connector:
    Easy to use connection, allows one to connect the pump with mattress quickly and easily.
  • Transport cap:
    Allows the mattress air to be sealed and fixed in static mode, for transportation and/or transfer purposes.
  • Home or Hospital use
  • High quality Pump:
    Equipped with air-pressure adjustment, static mode and low pressure alarm functions.
  • 125mm TPU Nylon Cell material
  • Suitable for bed ridden patients
  • Fits most hospital beds
  • Individual cells can be replaced
  • 1 Free spare cell included

M8 Alternating Pressure Mattress Specifications:

  • Dimensions – lying surface:
  • Cell Height:
    5″ | 12.8cm
  • Base Material:
    Nylon PU with cotton lining
  • Cell Material:
    TPU Nylon
  • Number of Cells:
    17 cells, 1 free spare
  • Mattress System:
  • Pressure Ulcer Care. up to stage:
    I, II & III
  • Weight Support:
  • Dimensions – pump:
  • Electrical:
    AC 110/220V | 50/60Hz
  • Air Output:
    7-8 L/min
  • Pressure Range:
  • Synchronous pump:
    Made in Taiwan
  • Alternating:
    1 in 2
  • Warranty:
    12 Months
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