Soft Mattress Overlay

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SKU: 1801-VARIOUS Categories: ,

$92.00 AUD$340.00 AUD

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  • A very soft Mattress Overlay for comfort, and to help prevent pressure sores

  • Internal soft, breathable Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre helps air to circulate

  • Can be used upside down and reversed head to toe to revive the internal fibres

  • Soft, breathable four-way stretch cover that wicks moisture away from the body

  • 10 individual pockets with a zip opening to allow fibre to be added or removed

The Soft Mattress Overlay is designed to help prevent pressure care issues developing with low to moderate risk patients to a maximum weight of 100kgs, and to be comfortable to sleep on. The cover is made from the same moisture wicking material used in some sports clothing. It has four-way stretch, and is very good for pressure care compared to a cotton fabric.

The Overlay has ten individual channels that are filled with Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre, which is the same fibre used in Pelican’s Soft Positioning Cushions. This filling has many benefits, including being softer, and normally cooler next to the body compared to foam. It is possible to take out some of the fibre from one channel via the zip opening running the length of one side of the Overlay, to add to another channel for particular pressure care. An example of this would be if a patient needed more support under their lower back area, some fibre can be taken out of the other channels and transferred to the appropriate channels to give them more back support. Separate bags of Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre – 2kg are available if extra filling is required.

Choice of two attachments:

• The Top Sheet is made from the same moisture-wicking material used to cover the Soft Mattress Overlay, and has good four-way stretch. The Sheet has press studs sewn to the corners and down the sides which are fastened to the opposite press studs on the Overlay, to keep it firmly in place. It can be easily removed for washing, like a normal bed sheet.

• The Top Sheet – Waterproof is the same size as the Top Sheet, but made from a breathable, four-way stretch waterproof material, to help prevent a patient soiling the Soft Mattress Overlay. This Sheet also attaches to the press studs on the Overlay, to be quickly and easily removed for washing.

Item # Details Size
1801-MO Soft Mattress Overlay 250cm x 90cm / 98.5″ x 35.5″
1801-TS Top Sheet 230cm x 90cm / 90.5″ x 35.5″
1801-TSW Top Sheet – Waterproof 230cm x 90cm / 90.5″ x 35.5″

Hand or machine wash up to 80°C (176°F). Chlorine and bleach can damage the filling and covers. Usually people purchase a Top Sheet to attach to the Overlay and remove it for washing. If the Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre needs washing, then the complete product with the filling inside can be washed as above. The complete Overlay may not fit in a domestic washing machine, however it can be washed by hand in a large laundry sink or bath, and most Laundromats have large washing machines that may be suitable. Hand-squeeze excess water out and air dry in the shade. Tumble drying can only be done on a cool setting, and the inside of the drum must be cold before putting the Overlay into the dryer. Ensure that all parts of the product are completely dry before using or storing. Open the zip and place a hand inside to make sure the filling is dry.

Ensure that all parts of the product are completely dry before using or storing. Open the zip and place a hand inside to make sure the filling is dry.

Note: If the internal filling becomes dislodged or misshapen during washing, it can be re-arranged by unzipping the Overlay and plumping the fibre to suit the patient’s individual requirements.

This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended. Consult your Therapist before using.

Warning: Even with good pressure care mattresses, it is still necessary to turn patients. If a patient is left on their back for too long, their internal organs can drop due to gravity. A patient lying on the Soft Mattress Overlay may be more difficult to turn, compared to a patient on a firmer foam mattress. In this situation we recommend using a Slide & Turn Sheet for light weight patients, or a Slide & Turn Hoist Sheet for heavier patients, to assist with the heavy manual handling when turning.