Powered covers can be placed directly over a standard mattress. They create a powerful, uninterrupted flow of air beneath the patient to help keep the skin cool, dry, and comfortable. Powered cover systems aid in the reduction of friction, heat, moisture, pressure, and odor in the microenvironment. When used with a pressure redistribution surface, powered covers can aid in the treatment and prevention of pressure injuries. These devices require electricity for proper functioning.
Powered covers manage microclimate by creating a powerful, uninterrupted flow of air beneath the patient to help keep the skin cool, dry, and comfortable. Powered covers help prevent moisture-associate skin damage (MASD) as well as aid in the reduction of pressure, friction, shear, heat, moisture, and odor in the microclimate. When used with a pressure redistribution surface, powered covers can help prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Can be placed directly over a standard mattress.
Powered covers feature the following general performance properties and attributes:
Powered covers are indicated for use in combination with pressure redistribution support surfaces to aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries and skin breakdown, especially in at-risk patients.
Powered covers are contraindicated for use on unstable spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries or for cervical traction.