An automatic mattress replacement system with foam and air combined
CuroCell® IQ Cirrus is used as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers up to and including category 4 and unclassified pressure ulcers/pressure injuries⁽¹⁾. It is a replacement system suitable for all healthcare environments.
CuroCell® IQ Cirrus combines air with a soft foam surface and provides good user comfort and pressure redistribution⁽³⁾. The added heel function offers pressure redistribution on the heels.
CuroCell® IQ Cirrus 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 prevention and 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⁽⁹⁾. All covers are manufactured from modern, recyclable materials and are vapour permeable⁽⁵⁾, 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⁾ Examination of the shear force and the pressure relief capabtilyi, Berlin Cert 2009.
⁽⁴⁾ CDC (2003), Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in
Health-Care facilities, updated 2019.
⁽⁵⁾ SS-EN ISO 15496:2004, DIN 53122-1.
⁽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.
⁽⁹⁾ SS 876 00 20:2017, Healthcare textiles - Mattresses - Specfii cations and