The Invacare Softform Premier is a high specification replacement mattress designed to meet the demands of the community healthcare environment. Practical and dirable, this mattress deliverys exceptional levels of comfort and pressure reduction. The Softform Premier is suitable for those considered at ‘High/Very High Risk’ (Waterlow score – 20) of developing pressure ulcers.*
The Invacare Softform Premier feature a unique contoured insert pad, constructed from ‘keyhole cut’ castellated foam cells, which move independently to provide excellent patient comfort and optimises pressure reduction. The mattress cover offers two-way stretch and waterproof properties, and positively helps to reduce shear and friction forces against the user.
The outer cover is a two-way stretch, waterproof, polyurethane fabric with high frequency welded seams; and a full length flap concealing the zip. These features combine to effectively reduce the potential of fluid entering into the mattress. The base of the mattress features a toughed PU coating to prolong the longevity of the mattress.
* Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This mattress will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgement and action 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.