Airmonte A5 Overlay
Airmmonte A5 Alternating Air Overlay
The Airmonte A5 is an intuitive advanced alternating air overlay. The Airmonte A5 delivers a high standard and consistency of care, with a flawless, easy to operate advanced design and represents excellent value.
Integrated clinical functions include adjustable cell pressure and support, alternating/static modes, adjustable comfort level and easy access quick-release CPR valves.
The Airmonte A5 integrates 22 Cells for excellent comfort and its near silent operation provides optimal rest and no disturbance.
ALTERNATING CELL CONSTRUCTION
- 24 Interchangeable alternating cells providing excellent pressure re-distribution
- Patient is supported constantly, simultaneously allowing oxygen flow to all critical areas, preventing and/or healing pressure sores
- Height of mattress (125mm) allows maximum patient immersion for effectiveness and comfort
- Strengthened flexible nylon/TPU construction maintains mattress integrity for longevity and consistency of patient care
- Light overall weight (7kg) allows ease of set-up and transportation
360° INTEGRATED ZIPPER
- Allows full removal of upper cover
- Facilitates washing / laundering.
COMPATIBLE WITH CPR FUNCTION
- Custom made to provide access to the CPR function
- Note – the access style differs by air mattress brand
- Cover print ensures visibility for training and in-service purposes.
AIR SUPPLY PROTECTION SHEATH
- Protects against fluid ingress into the cover
- Easy to clean and manage infection control risks.
About the Airmonte A5
Alternating Air Overlay
ACTIVE AIR THERAPY
Active Air Therapy changes the load distribution properties of a support surface with or without load by a powered air pump. Power is used to alter the immersion and envelopment characteristics of the surface, control the microclimate, and/or periodically redistribute the pressure.
Alternating powered air mattress systems work by sequentially altering the parts of the body that bear the load and so reduce the duration of loading on the tissue at any given anatomic location.
This is especially required for patients with limited or no mobility. There is good evidence that a support surface with active air therapy or an alternating pressure mattress is superior to a standard hospital mattress (static foam mattress). Some evidence suggests that existing pressure injuries may have fast healing rates on a support surface with active air therapy.
McInnes E, Jammali-Blasi A, Bell-Syer SEM, Dumville JC, Middleton V, Cullum N. Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2015;9(CD001735). (Level 1a evidence).
OVERLAY OR A FULL REPLACEMENT AIR SYSTEM?
The definition of an overlay, according to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline, The International Guideline 2019, is an additional support surface designed to be placed directly on top of an existing surface. Overlays are thinner than full replacement systems – typically 5-inch / 125mm. Overlays are used to provide additional pressure relief to the existing surface.
Evidence generally suggests that full replacement systems and overlays have similar efficacy in terms of reducing pressure injury incidence.
Overlays can be quick and easy to fit as they dint require the existing mattress to be removed and stored elsewhere.
For individuals who have some independent mobility or can transfer in and out of bed, an overlay, which is thinner and less enveloping, may allow some additional mobility whilst providing adequate pressure leave. A full mattress replacement can be difficult to move around on ad can therefore limit the individual’s ability to move around the bed and get in/out of the bed.
Overlays are often used as an alternative to a full replacement system when budget and cost is a concern. However, Nixon et al (2006) identified that overlays could be more expensive than mattress replacements when overall costs were considered.
Safety can be a concern with overlays as they must be used with an underlay/static mattress. As such, there is a risk that:
- a) if it is not used with an underlay and therefore poses a risk of bottoming out, and
- b) if not secured properly to underlay with straps the overlay could slip off the bed putting the individual at risk of falls.
- c) raising the overall height of the bed will make getting in and out of the bed more difficult, or cause safety issues if bed rails are in use.
QUIET, SIMPLE PUMP SYSTEM
The standard pump unit supplied with the Airmonte A5 overlay has been designed with patient and staff compliance in mind. The pump is almost silent and with minimal vibration – below 40 decibels (dB) at one meter. The pump is simple and easy to use – with a pressure/weight gauge, static/alternating option, on/off, and power alerts which means the system requires minimum staff training to be used effectively.
The Airmonte A5 overlay is supplied as standard with the same pump system as the Zephair Gentle Critical Care Air Mattress System.
UNIQUE CELL CONSTRUCTION
The Airmonte A5 has been designed with 24 alternating air cells manufactured out of strengthened flexible nylon with TPU backing.
An increased amount of air cells in an alternating air mattress brings with it many benefits including:
- Each cell is narrower and therefore cell movement is less disturbing to a patient
- Provides excellent comfort
- Effective pressure relief
Nylon/TPU cell materials maintain mattress integrity for longevity and consistency of patient care.
The Airmonte A5 Air system is lightweight making it easy to set up, store, and transport.
Airmonte Air systems are available with multiple upgradeable cover options including the Premiflex Ultra Premium Breathe Pressure Care Cover.
With cover seams all sealed and high frequency welded, Airmonte mattresses meet infection control guidelines.
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You’re Covered by Forté Healthcare’s ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’
At Forté Healthcare, we are so confident in the care and performance our support surfaces deliver, that we back our products and expertise with our ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’.
Here’s how it works:
Our team of specialists will help you navigate our product range to correctly match our support surfaces with your care environment and patient risk profile. This ensures you achieve the highest levels of patient care and pressure injury prevention.
If, for whatever reason the product we recommend isn’t helping you achieve the outcome you expected, we’ll work with you until it is. And in the unlikely event we still cannot provide the right solution.
We’ll refund you 100% of the charges to date.