Airoform Gel Immersion Technology
Recognised for its patient care attributes as a high performance, cool and conforming foam with Memory Comfort.
Airoform Gel integrates solid gel particles which when in contact with the body aid in transferring excessive heat away from the skin interface. Can be used as a pressure care overlay, or as the or part of the interface layer on any mattress. Must be used with a protective cover to protect the gel particles.
- Optimises and Moderates microclimatic conditions at the skin interface
- The most breathable Memory Foam Available
- Unique Open-Cellular Structure provides superior dissipation of excessive heat
- Impregnated with Solid-Particle Gel which, when compressed, reduces the reactivity of the foam to applied heat and increases temperature stability
SKIN INTEGRITY AND PRESSURE CARE
- Provides Excellent Pressure Redistribution and extremely low interface pressure
- Maximises the Contact Between the Patient and the Surface, Decreasing Interface Pressure
- Offers excellent heat stability, provides sustained immersion reactivity of the foam to applied heat and increases temperature stability
- Must be used in conjunction with a Forté Inner Cover
- May not suit ‘cold sleeper’
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE AIROFORM FOAMS
- Foam Overlays – available with or without covers. Learn more about the Forté medical cover options
- Customisation to any Forté mattress to meet specific comfort and clinical requirements. Learn more about Our range of mattresses, any mattress with an Airoform foam as standard can be swapped or added to with another Airoform layer/s.
About Airoform Gel
Adverse Skin Micro-climate conditions (temperature, humidity and airflow next to the skin surface) can significantly compromise skin integrity and weaken the skin leaving it more vulnerable to its environment. The build-up of moisture and/or heat typically leads to sweating and therefore overhydration of this skin. Overhydration and excessive moisture soften the skin and connective tissue which leads to maceration and the breaking down of the elasticity of the skin. This weakening of the skin greatly increases the susceptibility to damage by environmental factors. In addition to this, sweating and overhydration remove natural oils from the skin, which are needed to lubricate and protect the skin.
As such, micro-climate is a risk factor that must be managed to prevent pressure injury occurrence in an at-risk patient, and a support surface is an important tool in managing micro-climate.
Airoform Gel Immersion technology is an effective means of managing micro-climate – creating a cooler surface and reducing moisture.
Airoform Gel is a visco-elastic memory foam with gel particles impregnated throughout. The gel particles absorb heat from the patient which prevents perspiration (moisture).
Benefits of the Airoform Gel technology in relation to micro-climate?
- cooler sleep, prevents heat-related discomfort for ‘hot sleepers’
- reduces sweating
- excessive sweating is wicked away
- allows moisture and humidity present within the foams to easily escape for improved foam core performance and longevity
All these benefits promote healthy micro-climate conditions at the skin interface, maximising skin integrity.
Airoform foams can be used in many applications, however, are predominantly used as an immersion layer on a mattress or as a separate foam overlay.
Any support surface manufactured by Forté can be customised in size and configuration to suit the specific needs of an individual – both from a clinical and comfort aspect. A common customisation is to swap the existing immersion interface layer with a different foam from the Airoform range.
Airoform Gel is a Soft foam and can be used to make up part of any mattress.
Trial kits are available to trial a mattress utilising all the different Airoform Immersion foams until you find the perfect configuration for you. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more!
The Forté production facility in Armidale is specifically dedicated to Medical Mattress’ design, development, and production. This ensures unrivalled expertise and process control for superior quality, value, and performance. Forté utilizes leading global technology and research in the design and development of each medical device. Products manufactured by Forté in Australia are produced in compliance with local regulatory standards and exceed clinical standards recommendations such as European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance – a quality you can trust!
Australian made by Forté Healthcare in Armidale NSW, the Airoform Response technology is synonymous with quality, performance, longevity, and functionality and is trusted by leading Hospitals and healthcare professionals to deliver clinical results and positive outcomes.
Why is it important to purchase Australian made products?
By purchasing products from Forté you are investing into the future of pressure injury prevention in Australia, creating regional jobs and boosting our economy for the better of everyone. Australian Made for Australian Care.
MEDICAL FOAM TECHNOLGY
Airoform Gel foam is specifically formulated for use within high humidity applications, typical within Hospital applications where the mattress has low rest periods and is fitted with Moisture Vapour Permeable Covers. ‘Humidity’ treatment ensures that the structural integrity of the foams remains within conditions that would otherwise have a significant degrading effect on foam performance. It also ensures postural support is maintained for comfort and prevents excessive pressure forces because of foam collapse. It is crucial to pressure injury prevention that the foam maintains its support to prevent a ‘bottoming out’ effect and ensure immersion and envelopment.
Foams are also treated with Eversheild Anti-Microbial protection to prevent the growth of mould and bacteria. Maintaining healthy conditions within the foams reduces risk of infection control, cross patient contamination and mould.
Foams are individually sourced and selected as raw materials by Forté Healthcare from verified manufacturers within Australia, Europe and United States for guaranteed compliance with International standards. Forté provides complete supply chain transparency, benefiting the user by ensuring ultimate governance on quality and raw material safety especially necessary as Medical Mattresses are used in very close physical proximity to vulnerable users.
Leveraging clinical expertise, with leading raw material technology and in-house manufacturing capabilities Forté Healthcare ensures optimal outcomes for pressure injury prevention, infection control and patient comfort.
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.
Hear what Health Professionals say About Forté Healthcare Mattresses…
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Sunshine Coast, QLD
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Sunshine Coast, QLD
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