Bed sore (or commonly known as pressure injury) is one of the most difficult health issues encountered among elderly patients and is common among those on long term bedridden on wheelchair. The condition of bed sore not only been described as a skin problem but also as a major health issues because bed sore involves not only pain but also affecting the sufferer’s quality of life. Curing of bed sore is difficult, especially in some high risk patients, but prevention is possible. The simplest method is the use of ripple mattress, coupled with frequent turning method of bedridden patients for at least every 2 hours. Pressure-relieving at the site with bed sore is the core principle in the care of bed sore. Turning the bedridden patients every 2 hourly is also a hard work for the caregivers. Hence, The Apex Domus series has come out with the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress, designed with the aim to relieve the bed sore by having air-filled tubes to equalize the pressure over the entire of area of contact and thus causing a great improvement of bed sore over the conventional mattress.
Apex Domus 2
CHARACTERISTICS / INTENDED USE:
Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is a type of tube-type ripple mattress that is designed for the prevention and as a supportive treatment of patients at low to medium risk of bed sore. It is a type of ripple mattress with a series of contagious, horizontally aligned inflatable tubes. A machine pump repeatedly inflates and deflates the tubes in an alternating pattern. Therefore, the patients is supported first by the even-numbered tubes and then by the odd-numbered tubes, and no area is continuously weight-bearing. During sleeping, bedridden patients normally change their sleeping positions from 20 to 40 times a night. This adds on the labour of the caregivers. The technology of the Apex Domus 2 mimics the natural sleep movement patterns of patients and avoid long term pressurization of tissue. This adds on an extra advantage of reducing disturbance to the patient due to shifting by carer and reduce the workload of the caregivers.
What APEX ripple mattress included in the box:
1. tube-type mattress
2. pressure-adjustable pump
3. air hose
4. power cable
5. puncture repair kit
6. user manual
Advantage of using Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress:
1. The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is foldable and easy for storage.
2. The Apex Domus 2 is ripple mattress light-weight (around 3.8 kg) which ease for transfer.
3. The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is easy to install. The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is also easy to set up, just connect the hoses from the pump to the mattress, plug it into a power source and switch ON. Then, The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is ready to be used.
4. The Apes Domus 2 ripple mattress comes with a CPR strap to have a quick air release in the case of emergency such as CPR or during physiotherapy.
5. Pillow function which helps with patient’s sleep quality.
6. The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress has up to 16 internal ventilation hole system which aid ventilation and reduce problems of skin breakage.
APEX DOMUS 2 RIPPLE MATTRESS SELECTION GUIDE
1. Those bedridden with bed sore or at risk of bed sore
2. Those with body weight more than 100 kg and less than 140 kg.
A-cells and B-cells redistribute the patient’s pressure and hence reduce the risk of bed sore at these pressure point. As shown in the figure above, the absence of green to red patches of pressure points shows that the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress is able to reduce the pressure at these points and hence effective in reducing the risk of bed sore and help with the recovery of those with bed sore.
PRODUCT DETAILS OF
APEX DOMUS 2 RIPPLE MATTRESS:
Adjustable system makes the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress suitable for most bed types, especially hospital beds.
WEIGHT INDICATOR REFERENCE
The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress comes with a weight indicator on the pump that can be used to facilitate optimized pressure setting. Pressure needed can be adjusted based on user’s body weight. The compact and light weight pump is designed for easy carry. The use of flame retardant plastic (ABS) add on to the safety for the use of the pump.
Tubes in the “C section” in this Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress are designed to simulate a regular mattress softness and stableness of a pillow. This special pillow function feature of the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress helps to increase the comfort of the users.
NYLON / PU COVER WITH 1-WAY ALL AROUND ZIPPER
The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress comes with a vapour permeable and water resistant cover. This ease the daily cleaning process. The 1-way all around zipper helps reduce ingress of unwanted fluid. In addition, the Nylon/PU cover is flame retardant, more durable and complies with the biocompatibility test: cytotoxicity, irritation and skin sensitisation test.
The CPR tag is designed for quick air release to enable rapid deflation for the following purposes:
1. Emergencies, which CPR procedure needed.
2.Short term physiotherapy.
3.Ease moving and handling or storing procedure.
The presence of elastic strap at four corner will secure the mattress with foam layer. This design is important for stabilisation and fall prevention, especially important for those who are candidates for progressive mobility.
CABLE MANAGEMENT LOOPS
Pockets designed at the side of the mattress for cable management.
1-IN-3 ALTERNATING OVERLAY SYSTEM
Individual tube cells in this Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress inflating and deflating over a ten minute cycle, which mimic natural sleep pattern movement. This can redistribute the pressure and release pressure for up to 30%. This feature of the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress can increase comfort for users and further improve the sleeping quality.
APEX DOMUS 2 RIPPLE MATTRESS PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
QUALITY ASSURANCE OF APEX DOMUS 2 RIPPLE MATTRESS WITH DECLARED REPORTS
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. SGS helps to bring medical devices to market safely and efficiently. Group of experts deliver a wide range of standard and non-standard tests on medical devices and certify them through the notified bodies. Training and guidance are also provided from the design stage through the whole product life cycle. Currently, SGS has a full scope with more than 100 product categories. The core services which includes inspection, testing, certification and verification ensures the quality of Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress being marketed and obeys to the international standards.
ISO certification (EN ISO: 13485:2016)
ISO 13485 Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems allows organizations to demonstrate their ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements. This standard applies to any organization involved in medical device manufacturing, design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation or servicing of medical devices and associated activities, regardless of size or business type. ISO 13485 certification can help you improve overall performance, mitigate risk, enhance efficiency and show clients and customers your commitment to maintaining high standards and meeting government and regulatory requirements. The certification of the ISO for this Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress (EN ISO: 13485:2016) ensures the quality and confidence for the consumers to use this product.
Cure of bed sore is more difficult as compared to prevention of bed sore. This is because bed sore does not only depend on medical factors, but also depends on social issues such as more labour needed by the caregiver. The growing elderly population suggests a shortage of caregivers in the future in Malaysia. The use of Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress would be beneficial to solve the shortage of caregivers and at the same time complement the nursing care provided to those bedridden patients.