The Vicair Mattress is suitable for users at Very High Risk of developing pressure ulcers. It provides explicit pressure redistribution, comfort, and optimal positioning. With its static air therapy, the mattress supports a dynamic service that minimises shear and friction forces.
The Invacare Vicair Mattress features SmartCell™ air technology that offers ultimate pressure redistribution, stable positioning, and comfort. The Vicair SmartCell™ technology is a unique and innovative therapy that provides the movement of a dynamic surface, while also providing a supportive interface. Hundreds of small triangular-shaped air-filled cells (SmartCells™) provide the best patient interface. The small air-filled cells are contained in strategically placed individual compartments, which offer a pressure redistribution surface with the comfort of patient immersion.
The Invacare Vicair Mattress is safe, lightweight, effective, and easy to maintain, thanks to its innovative design. There is no risk of mattress deflation. In the unlikely event of a SmartCell™ being damaged, a replacement can be obtained and replaced easily with minimal disruption to patients or staff. The Academy 415 mattress dramatically reduces friction and shear forces even when the patient is sitting in an upright position. Key features include:
- Lightweight: The mattress weighs only 10 kgs, can be folded for ease of storage and has four carrying handles for easy transporting.
- Effective therapy for the prevention of pressure ulcers: The component parts of the Vicair Academy 415 mattress allow for a dynamic non-powered support surface that offers therapeutic benefits to the patient.
- Vicair Academy mattress construction: It is equipped with compartments filled with SmartCells™ to assist with the maintenance of stability. The Academy mattress also has a sturdy foam base layer.
- Postural support: The Vicair Academy mattress can be adjusted in SmartCell™ density and customised to fit the patient's body. This provides tailored postural support and helping to minimise the risk of tissue damage from shear.
- 36 SmartCell™ sections: The mattress is composed of 36 SmartCell™ sections, individually divided and pliable, thereby minimizing shear and friction forces, and redistributing tissue interface pressure.
- Vicair SmartCell™ technology: Provides the movement of a dynamic surface as well as a supportive interface.