Apex Domus 2 Ripple Mattress
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Bedsore (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 bedsore not only been described as a skin problem but also as a major health issues because bedsore involves not only pain but also affecting the sufferer’s quality of life. Curing of bedsore 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 bedsore is the core principle in the care of bedsore. 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 bedsores by having air-filled tubes to equalise the pressure over the entire of area of contact and thus causing a great improvement of bedsore 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 bedsores. 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 pressurisation 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.
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:
1. The Apex Domus 2 is foldable and easy for storage.
2. The Apex Domus 2 is light-weight (around 3.8 kg) which ease for transfer.
3. The Apex Domus 2 is easy to install. The Apex Domus 2 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 is ready to be used.
4. The Apes Domus 2 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 has up to 16 internal ventilation hole system which aid ventilation and reduce problems of skin breakage.
Apex Domus 2 Selection Guide
1. Those bedridden with bedsores or at risk of bedsores
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 bedsores 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 is able to reduce the pressure at these points and hence effective in reducing the risk of bedsores and help with the recovery of those with bedsores.
Product details of Apex Domus 2 Ripple Mattress:
Adjustable system makes the Apex Domus 2 suitable for most bed types, especially hospital beds.
Weight Indicator Reference
The Apex Domus 2 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 are designed to simulate a regular mattress softness and stableness of a pillow. This special pillow function feature of the Apex Domus 2 helps to increase the comfort of the users.
Nylon / PU cover with 1-way all around zipper
The Apex Domus 2 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 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 can increase comfort for users and further improve the sleeping quality.
APEX DOMUS 2 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Quality assurance of Apex Domus 2 with declared reports
The Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress has obtained the quality assurance certification from the two most reputable medical device quality assurance board worldwide. The certification of the Apex Domus 2 is important to ensure the level of confidence of consumer in the use of the Apex Domus 2 ripple mattress. All the quality assurance procedures are independent testing, assessment and certification and not affected by any bias or financial sponsorship. The two quality assurance board are:
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 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 (EN ISO: 13485:2016) ensures the quality and confidence for the consumers to use this product.
Cure of bedsore is more difficult as compared to prevention of bedsore. This is because bedsore 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 would be beneficial to solve the shortage of caregivers and at the same time complement the nursing care provided to those bedridden patients.