Widely used by healthcare professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and in the community, the Invacare Propad Mattress Overlay has proved itself to be an essential element of a successful pressure care programme. Designed to sit on top of a conventional mattress, the Propad Mattress Overlay provides comfort and pressure area care to those considered at ‘High Risk’ (Waterlow score -20) of developing pressure ulcers*.
The foam core has independent, geometrically-cut surface cells which significantly reduce shear and friction, whilst increasing the overall support surface are, thereby reducing peak pressure.The Propad Overlay has larger, more supportive cells at the centre and smaller cells at each end. This enables the mattress overlay to achieve even weight distribution by conforming to the shape and form of the body and cradles bony prominences.The Propad Overlay has a network of keyhole channels at the base of each cell. This ensures air circulation within the overlay, minimising the build up of heat and moisture, helping to reduce shear and friction, and prevent sweating.
Available in 3 sizes:
Single (187.5 x 87.6 x 8.5cm)
Double (187.5 x 137.2 x 8.5cm)
King Size (198.0 x 152.4 x 8.5 cm)
Max user weight 108kg (17st)
*This item carries a manufacturers warranty against manufacturing defects – Foam-8 years, Cover 4 years
* Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This overlay will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgement and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers. The Waterlow score is a formal method of assessing risk from pressure ulcer development, and should be used in conjunction with an informal assessment (informed nursing judgement). Informal assessment is considered to be of greater importance and clinical value.