Monthly archives: March 2013

What is breathability?

Breathability means the hygienic fabric has a function that enables it to let through moisture vapour, but not let through air. The hygienic fabric allows water molecules (vapour) to penetrate but not, for example, water droplets or bacteria, which are far too large to penetrate the fabric. Our hygiene protection has a breathability of approx. […]

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Can support wedges be used with the CuroCell?

Yes. Wedges can be placed between the lower mattress and the CuroCell mattress for all CuroCell bed mattress mattresses. They can also be placed between the sheet and the CuroCell mattress. We recommend use only between the sheet and the mattress for the CuroCell 4.

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Can the Optimal 5zon and Optimal Solett BM fibre mattresses be used as underlying bases for the CuroCell mattresses/top mattresses?

No, they do not have a sufficient load-bearing capacity. We recommend a 6 cm underlying mattress, such as the Prima 6. Or placing it directly on top of a standard mattress, or a spring core, depending on whether bed rails will be used or not and how high the overall bed height will be. The […]

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Must bed rails be used when using the CuroCell?

No, the need for bed rails should always be determined by the supervising member of staff. The need for bed rails should be evaluated and reviewed on a regular basis. Consideration should be paid to risk analysis, height of the bed and height of the mattress. This does not affect the function of the mattress.

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Why are the cubes in the Optimal 5zon and Optimal 5zon BM different sizes?

The mattress is designed with smaller cubes for the shoulders and heels, providing better comfort for the lighter parts of the body and larger cubes below the sacrum, which is the heaviest part of the body. The cubes are flexible in all directions to minimise pressure, shear and friction.

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What do I do when the sheet slides around on the mattress?

The mattress cover has a specially-balanced rough/smooth surface. If the material is too rough, you will get ‘stuck’, whereas if it is too smooth, you risk sliding off the mattress. New covers that may seem smooth to begin with become rougher with use. Sheets that are not wide/long enough can cause some difficulty when tucking […]

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Can the CuroCell 4 be used together with a spring core?

No, we do not recommend this. The mattress cannot be attached, which means there is a risk it will slide about. In addition, it will be too high and, as a result, make getting in and out of bed difficult. The mattress should be placed directly onto the bed frame.

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Does the Optimal 5zon BM have the same functions as a complete Optimal 5zon?

Yes, as long as the underlying mattress/spring core is OK. It is recommended as a preventative measure and an aid in the treatment of pressure ulcers up to category 2. Patient weight <130 kg.

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Is the function of the Optimal 5zon affected during the exchange of quilt covers?

The risk with a quilted cover is that it affects the flexibility of the cubes. With a hygienic cover, there is better flexibility and the cover’s elasticity, together with the shape of the foam, reduces the risk of pressure, shear and friction. The combination of 5zon/quilt usually works well, but some diagnoses can cause problems, […]

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Can you evacuate on/with a CuroCell 4?

The CuroCell 4 has no built-in evacuation function. Whenever using the CuroCell 4 together with evacuation sheets, it is the supervising member of staff who should ensure that evacuation is carried out in a safe manner. Use of evacuation sheets means you will no longer be able to attach the mattress to the movable parts […]

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