Functional mattress replacement system with self-adjusting technology
CuroCell® AREA Zone is used as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers up to category 3⁽¹⁾. It is a mattress system that combines air with foam to maintain pressure redistribution and good comfort. The mattress is self-adjusting and non-powered. It is a flexible mattress
replacement system that can be used in all kinds of healthcare settings, easy to use and handle.
The mattress has good properties regarding pressure, shear and moisture⁽²⁾⁽³⁾, three important elements related to prevention or treatment of pressure ulcers. It contains nine air cells that are divided into zones, which adapt automatically to the user and provides an individual setting. It is built up with multiple layers of High Resilence Foam. The mattress’ design contributes to reduce shear forces and with the built-in sloped heel function it also helps to reduce pressure on the heel.
CuroCell® AREA Zone has good pressure redistribution properties. When tested, the mattress’ capacity of pressure redistribution (PAI) it is reported that 100 % of the pressure on the mattress is below the threshold of 30 mmHg (load 80 kg)⁽²⁾
Care of Sweden’s mattresses are supplied with a four way stretch hygienic outer cover which conforms to relevant standards for hygiene, quality and safety⁽⁴⁾⁽⁵⁾. All covers are manufactured from modern, recyclable materials and are vapour permeable⁽³⁾, 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⁾ Examination of the pressure relief capability, Berlin Cert 2012.
⁽³⁾ SS-EN ISO 15496: 2004, DIN 53122-1.
⁽⁴⁾ CDC (2003), Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in
Health-Care facilities, updated 2019
⁽⁵⁾ SS 876 00 20:2017, Healthcare textiles - Mattresses - Specifications