Pressure Relief Mattresses

Try our pressure relief mattresses for easy comfort and proper care for the effective treatment of ulcers. These mattresses have been designed to ensure progressive wound healing and provide relief to suffering patients. The different product features ensure easy cleaning and a comfortable structure, which provides relaxing sleep. All pressure relief mattresses are designed by experts with an eye toward great user comfort and ease.

The PressureGuard® Series

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PressureGuard® Span-Care® Convertible

Performance, comfort and flexibility - with or without power!

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PressureGuard® APM2 Mattress

The PressureGuard APM2 gives you twice the treatment options.

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PressureGuard® Easy Air® Mattress

The PressureGuard Easy Air mattress provides low air loss with alternating pressure.

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About Our Pressure Relief Mattresses

The PressureGuard Series

The PressureGuard Series stands apart from rest in today’s saturated pressure relief mattress market.  Every mattress features patented technical innovations that combine the qualities of an air flotation system with the stability and safety of a multi-compound engineered foam shell.

Premium Healthcare Fabrics

The PressureGuard Series features a vapor barrier that is fluid-proof, antimicrobial, self-deodorizing and cleanable.

Geo-Matt® Design

The clinically-proven Geo-Matt® design features an anti-shearing top surface with 800 individually responsive cells in distinct head, torso, and foot zones that make for superior therapeutic support and comfort.

Heel Slope®

The exclusive Heel Slope® feature redistributes weight the lower legs and calves, which are more pressure-tolerant. The subtle taper provides complete foot support and reduces heel pressures.

“Safety Edge™”

The sturdy outer bolster of PressureGuard’s edge doesn’t collapse under a user’s weight, as can happen with air-only surfaces. The slotted inner bolster compresses slightly and angles inward toward the center of the mattress.

The “Safety Edge™” advantage:

  • Air-only surfaces have collapsing edges with nothing to prevent users from rolling off the bed or becoming entrapped under the side rail. The sturdy edges of the PressureGuard pressure relief mattress prevent this.
  • The two-part bolster system of PressureGuard mattresses direct users toward the center of the mattress away from the edge and side rails.
  • The two-part bolster creates a wedge effect, supporting a seated user on the edge of the mattress, making entry and egress easier and safer.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Pressure Relief Mattresses

What is a pressure-relief mattress?

Pressure-relief mattresses vary the pressure between a patient and the mattress. They use a combination of engineered foam and air cells to redistribute pressure and prevent the formation of bedsores and ulcers.

Friction and pressure cause bedsores in patients who don’t move for long periods. By continually adjusting and redistributing pressure, pressure-relief mattresses preclude the formation of ulcers, help existing ulcers to heal more quickly, and are more comfortable than standard mattresses.

What conditions will benefit most from pressure relief?

Pressure-relief mattresses benefit any condition that results in extended periods in bed. Bedsores and ulcers are a common and dangerous side effect of many conditions, including:

  • Decubitus and general skin breakdown
  • Paralysis and paraplegic patients confined to a bed
  • Bariatric or extremely obese patients

Do these mattresses help to alleviate bedsores?

Pressure-relief mattresses reduce the risk of bedsores forming and allow existing bedsores to heal more quickly. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, develop because of prolonged pressure against the skin.

Some common sites of bedsores and skin ulcers include:

  • Tailbone and hips
  • Spinal column
  • Shoulders and shoulder blades
  • Cranium and sides of the skull
  • Ankles and heels
  • Any other friction point around bony protrusions

Patients with medical conditions that limit their ability to move and change positions are at risk of bedsores because the same part of the body is constantly in contact with a standard mattress. Pressure-relief mattresses ensure that pressure is regularly redistributed so that no part of the body is exposed to excessive pressure over long periods.

How does an air mattress compare to memory foam or a traditional mattress?

Traditional mattresses and standard memory foam mattresses are continuous pressure support surfaces. Unlike an air mattress, there is no way to vary the pressure that they exert on the body.

Traditional mattresses are made of springs and padding. Memory foam mattresses are made of a type of plastic foam with many tiny holes through which air can flow. Memory foam mattresses reduce bedsores compared to traditional mattresses, but they are less effective than air mattresses. 

Air mattresses use large air-filled cells that sequentially and independently inflate or deflate, varying the pressure experienced by different parts of the body.

What are the benefits of lateral rotation?

Lateral rotation air mattresses reposition patients so that no part of their body experiences constant pressure over long periods. It may be challenging for patients with limited mobility to reposition themselves, leading to the formation of pressure ulcers and tissue damage. Lateral rotation systems reduce the risk by ensuring that patients regularly change position.  

Lateral rotation mattresses also provide significant benefits to caretakers and significant others by moving bedridden patients throughout the night.

What are the benefits of alternating pressure?

Long-term pressure against any part of the body causes tissue damage and pressure ulcers. Patients with limited mobility often suffer from pressure sores because they cannot change position to alleviate or vary the pressure. Pressure-relief mattresses use alternating pressure to achieve the same effect as changing positions so that pressure ulcers cannot form and existing pressure ulcers heal more quickly.

Do pressure-relief mattresses require a power source?

Our PressureGuard Series includes both powered and unpowered pressure-relief mattresses. The PressureGuard® CFT® Mattress does not require a power source. The PressureGuard® APM2 Mattress and the PressureGuard® Easy Air® Mattress require a power source.

Do pressure-relief mattresses require special maintenance?

Under normal operation, PressureGuard Series mattresses do not require special maintenance.

Do pressure-relief air mattresses work with all home hospital beds?

PressureGuard Series mattresses work with all standard-sized home hospital beds, including the beds in our Transfer Master Supernal Recliner Bed System, Rehab Line Standard Beds, and Rehab Line Heavy Duty Beds.


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