An automatic mattress system with a dynamic function and with good comfort and functionality
The CuroCell® A4 provides simplicity together with user comfort while aiding in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/pressure injuries up to and including category 4, and unclassified pressure ulcers⁽¹⁾. It is designed for simplicity and provides features for good user comfort, reduction of shear forces and improvement of the microclimate.
CuroCell® A4 has an automatic control unit with a user-friendly interface. The mattress system regulates independently and without manual adjustment the inner pressure of the mattress to different values based on the user's weight and position. No manual action needs to be done to adjust the internal pressure of the mattress.
The control unit is equipped with the pulsating mode. With the pulsating mode, the benefits from constant low pressure (reduced maximum pressure) and the pressure-relieving effect of the dynamic mode are combined. Pulsating mode means that the pressure alternates and cells are emptied, but not completely. This gives a lower maximum pressure against the skin and slight movements in the mattress, which contributes to increased comfort and stability.
The clinical effect of the pulsating mode has been investigated in scientific studies where both tissue perfusion, as well as preventionand therapeutic effect is measured⁽⁷⁾⁽⁸⁾.
All mattresses are supplied with a four way stretch hygienic cover which meets standards for hygiene, quality and safety⁽³⁾⁽⁵⁾. All covers are manufactured from modern, recyclable materials and are vapour permeable⁽⁴⁾, which contributes to reduce the risk of skin maceration.
⁽¹⁾ European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury
Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and
Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. The
International Guideline. Emily Haesler (Ed). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA: 2019
⁽²⁾: ”EN ISO 11201 Acoustics - Noise emitted by machinery and
equipment - Determination of emission sound pressure levels”, SP 2018.
⁽³⁾ CDC (2003), Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-
Care facilities, updated 2019.
⁽⁴⁾ SS-EN ISO 15496:2004, DIN 53122-1.
⁽⁵⁾ SS 876 00 20:2017, Healthcare textiles - Mattresses - Specifications
⁽⁶⁾ ISO 3746:2010 ”Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and
sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Survey
method using an enveloping measurement surface over a reflecting plane”
⁽⁷⁾ Zwaenepoel, E., et al., Int Wound J, 2020 17(1).
⁽⁸⁾ Worsley P, Dr Bostan L., Bader D. Investigation of the biomechanical and
physiological responses to prolonged lying postures during three mattress
modes. Report from University of Southampton, 2018.