Roho Integration Options
Forté Integrated ROHO Mattress Systems
Using the renowned and trusted pressure care attributes of the ROHO system, Forté Healthcare offer you the flexibility to use ROHO technology integrated within quality mattress systems. Whether it be a specific pain management or palliative care ward usage to a complex client in home care, you can adapt the ROHO system to any configuration you require. Any mattress from the Sovereign, Icon and Icon Maxx range can be adapted to suit the ROHO mattress segments giving you versatility to suit the complete spectrum of patient requirements.
DRY FLOTATION® TECHNOLOGY
- The ROHO DRY FLOATATION segments create an adjustable, zoned, air filled pressure reducing surface suitable for patients at all levels of risk.
- ROHO DRY FLOATATION products are made of soft, flexible interconnected air cells designed to conform to each user’s individual body shape and self-adjust with every movement, enhancing blood flow and supporting posture.
- Non-powered-ideal for home care applications where there is risk of power failure
- Static — no patient discomfort related to air movement. Ideal for palliative care
- Minimises infection risk
- Facilitates cleaning and primary mattress care
- Minimises risk of unauthorised pressure adjustment and /or unintentional tampering with settings
- The ROHO segment can be positioned various ways within a mattress with the option of 1, 2, 3 or maximum 4 segments (when positioned laterally) per mattress.
- Additional custom positioning available upon request
About ROHO Integrated Systems
Reactive Hybrid Air Mattress with ROHO Dry Floatation Technology
ROHO DRY FLOATATION TECHNOLOGY
The DRY FLOATATION system provides prevention and therapeutic coverage for all pressure injuries including deep tissue injuries. The ability to “float” in the mattress overlay promotes healing and reduces soft tissue deformation.
Some of the key benefits of ROHO include:
- flame resistant, durable neoprene construction for easy cleaning
- non-powered for easy portability
- low friction and shear environment
- suitable for users of any weight
ROHO DRY FLOATATION products are made of soft, flexible interconnected air cells designed to conform to each user’s individual body shape and self-adjust with every movement, enhancing blood flow and supporting posture. Individual, interconnected cells move independently, allowing each cell to twist, turn, bend and adapt precisely to the contours and anatomy of the user providing a total contact environment. Cells mimic the properties of water by evenly distributing pressure across the cushioning surface and away from peak pressure areas that are most at risk for developing pressure injuries. The low surface tension allows for immersion without tissue deformation, minimising the risk of skin breakdown.
The DRY FLOATATION technology is made from independent, neoprene rubber air cells that encourage air movement and ventilation.
IMPORTANCE OF PATIENT COMPLIANCE FOR HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS
ROHO Dry Floatation Technology can be used in applications where high to very high risk individuals require a high care air mattress system that is comfortable and stable.
Non-powered and non-alternating air systems such as the ROHO Dry Floatation technology are typically preferred to active air systems as there is less movement, stability, and noise related discomfort.
Why is it some important to select a support surface that is comfortable?
Comfort = Compliance
When pain is relieved by the support surface:
a. The individual is more sensitive to discomfort and pain which may indicate concentrated pressure – a warning sign that there is a risk of pressure injury formation
b. Better sleep = less fatigue = more stamina = better physical and mental endurance for client and caregivers
c. Reduces need for pain and sleep medication – improves cognitive state, less strenuous care regimens
d. Reduces the risk of the individual refusing to sleep on the prescribed mattress, resorting to a non-compliant surface such as a recliner chair
Lustig M, Gefen A. Computational studies of the biomechanical efficacy of a minimum tissue deformation mattress in protecting from sacral pressure ulcers in a supine position. Int Wound J. 2021;1-10.doi:10.1111/iwj.1370710 LUSTIG AND GEFEN.
STABILITY AND AIR SYSTEMS
Air is used in support surfaces as it is a very good means to displace pressure, however, air can also create a surface that is or feels unstable.
Although pressure injury prevention is of utmost importance, patient safety and patient compliance must also be considered when selecting a support surface.
As such, every Forté support surface is designed with firm foam sides and foundations.
Stability is essential on a support surface to ensure the individual can continue to reposition, transfer, be manually mobilized and prevent risk of falling.
ROHO Integrated Systems integrated ROHO Dry Floatation technology within any Forté static foam mattress. Every ROHO integrated system features a firm foam foundation and sides to prevent bottoming out and to assist with repositioning and transfers, creating one of the most stable high care air mattress systems.
REACTIVE SUPPORT SURFACES
A Reactive support surface is a powered or non-powered support surface with the capability to change its load distribution properties only in response to applied load. Reactive support surfaces may be powered (active) or nonpowered (static). In comparison to an alternating pressure relieving mattress, reactive surfaces provide a constant low-pressure profile whereby the pressure at every contact point is reduced. The patient is able to immersion and is enveloped by the surface which increases the area of contact with the patient’s body and the reactive support surface.
Reactive support surfaces come in many different types including:
- Foam – mattress composed of foam or layers of foam with different densities and shapes. For example, Forté Sovereign High Care Mattresses.
- Air or Gel Filled – surfaces comprise air or gel-filled compartments. For example, ROHO Integrated Systems.
- Hybrid – surface combining foam and air technology to maximise the benefits offered by both static and alternating surfaces.
- Low air loss – some air-filled support surfaces allow air to escape through small holes. The air flows along the inside of a vapour permeable patient contact layer. This draws moisture and heat through the contact layer and away from the skin. Low air loss aids control of moisture on a patient’s skin.
- Air-fluidised – contain sand-like particles through which air is forced. As the air is forced through the particles, they take on the properties of a liquid. The porous cover allows air to escape out of the mattress and body fluids to flow down into the support surface
Non-powered reactive or hybrid support surfaces work on the principle of air displacement. When a person repositions their weight, air moves within the mattress to surrounding cells for optimum pressure redistribution. This allows the mattress to conform to the shape of the person’s body as they move, increasing the surface area In contact with the mattress and reducing the patient/support surface interface pressures. This minimises the potential for cell and tissue breakdown.
Select a non-powered reactive support surface for individuals who have pressure injuries on multiple turning surfaces and/or are status post flap/skin graft within the past 60 days, but are able to reposition themselves.
Forté Healthcare is proudly the only Australian manufacturer undertaking air, foam, and cover production for support surfaces, under one roof. Forté incorporates the ROHO technology from Permobil within Forté support surface technology to develop a unique and clinically proven product.
Hear what Health Professionals say About Forté Healthcare Mattresses…
Forté Healthcare has been a pleasure to work with – the team is always easy to talk to and quick to respond to questions, queries and issues. We also had difficulty with a product and a new one was delivered the following business day ensuring participant safety and satisfaction.
We are really happy with the mattresses. Fantastic product especially given the short time frame for supply
Burnett Heads, QLD
You are amazing, it is on site with the client the day after it arrived. Can not thank you enough, really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week, you certainly made mine
Great product and Australian made. Locally owned and run as well as being a team of lovely people.
Customer service is fantastic. Products are of a high quality. A pleasure to deal with Forte.
Excellent company to deal with, quick turnaround. Carol fabulous to work with
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Have I mentioned what a fabulous company Forte is to deal with? It’s rare these days to have such tremendous support.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Your products are easy to recommend as they are perfect for so many of our clients.
(And it helps that they are made in NSW too)
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Always an efficient and reliable service backed up by the personal, genuine communication.
You guys are amazing! The service and follow up care is next to none. Love working with you guys!
Really helpful team at Forte, prompt with communication, great product knowledge, and they have gone above and beyond to support our purchase experience.
Aged Care Facility
I couldn’t speak highly enough of the team at Forte Healthcare. The team are a pleasure to work with, always professional, prompt and knowledgeable in their responses.
If you’re searching for an Australian made QUALITY medical mattress, look no further than Forte Healthcare, you won’t be disappointed!
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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.