Sovereign S21 Immersion 230kg
Sovereign S21 High Care Immersion Pressure Care Stretcher Mattress
The Sovereign S21 Pressure Care Stretcher Support Surface is the optimal support surface for patient stretchers. The unique 4-zoned core suits a wide range of patient needs without compromise on comfort, pressure care or support.
The Sovereign S21 utilities premium quality, high performance foam for optimal longevity and patient comfort. The Sovereign S21 is custom made to suit any patient stretcher configuration, size, function or brand.
AIROFORM RESPONSE IMMERSION INTERFACE LAYER
- A particularly responsive Ultra-High Performance elastic foam designed to optimise patient mobility, function and enhance repositioning
- Open-cell structure provides low-shear surface, good pressure redistribution, effective immersion, enhanced breathability and superior heat dissipation
- Alleviates localised pressure points
- Enhances contact with patient for distribution of interface pressure
- High temperature stability to deliver consistent immersion, performance and comfort
- Provides exceptional comfort
- Greatly reduces risk of impression marks on patient skin
- Firmness: Medium
HIGH-PERFORMANCE, 5 ZONED IMMERSION REGION
- 4-Zones of lateral and longitudinal castellations within the immersion region cradle the patient and conform to bony prominences
- Dual zoned depth provides postural support
- Open-cell foams freely distribute air and enhance circulation
- Provides reduction of shearing forces at the patient interface
- Ultra-High Performance Foam instantly responds to patient movement and repositioning for ease of primary care
PREMIUM FIRM FOUNDATION LAYER
- Provides protection against ‘bottoming-out’ during transfer, repositioning and whilst in the inclined/fowler position
- Provides exceptional comfort, support for repositioning and patient care
DOUBLE COATED PREMIFLEX COVER W/NON-SLIP PATCHES
- Double Coated Premiflex PFPU1200 Polyurethane Material: Robust, Vapour Permeable, Deep Grey
- Non-Slip Polyurethane Waterproof Patches on Base: Provides excellent grip to bed/stretcher base, prevents sliding, improves safety, alternative to Velcro!
- Full Vapour Permeability
- Infection Control & Compliance: 10,000ppm chlorine based cleaning agent concentration suitability, Inherent Anti-Microbial Protection, Fire retardant, High frequency sealed and welded seams
- Construction: Two-sided / 180° high frequency welded zipper, Zipper waterfall protection flap, High frequency sealed and welded seams
About the Sovereign S21
High Care Immersion Pressure Care Stretcher Mattress
Secondary Immersion Engineered Foam
PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION ON A STRETCHER
According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline, The International Guideline 2019 – Individuals may be at risk for pressure injury in all circumstances where they are in contact with a support surface and have a degree of immobility or inactivity. This includes vehicle transportation, operating rooms, and waiting for a clinical review and/or admission in the emergency department.
To minimise the time and magnitude of pressure and shear exerted on pressure points, individuals at risk of pressure injuries should also be placed on a pressure redistributing support surface. It is recommended to Use a pressure redistribution support surface on the operating table and during transit for all individuals with or at risk of pressure injuries.
Interface pressures on an operating table can be very high. In the operating room, the duration of time the individual will spend in one position is generally determined by the surgical procedure. This increases the importance of the support surface in reducing pressure injury risk – both preoperatively and postoperatively.
Some surgical procedures may have specific requirements based on duration, positioning, instrumentation, and stability of the operative field. For example, no metal components which may interfere with imaging. Most stretcher support surfaces need to be low profile.
Achieving sustained support and pressure redistribution on a low profile support surface can be challenging – ensure stretcher support surfaces are manufactured with top quality raw materials.
WHAT DOES HIGH RISK MEAN?
‘Risk’ relates to the likelihood of developing a pressure injury. You can determine the risk of your client but conducting a risk assessment – using a risk assessment tool such as the Waterlow along with qualified clinical judgment and knowledge of the client’s history and underlying condition.
On the Waterlow Risk Assessment Tool, typically clients who score up to 20 are suitable for one of the mattresses within the High Care Medical Mattress range.
Traditional medical mattresses such as multi-layered memory foam designs or profile designs can struggle to effectively provide Immersion together with Shear and Friction Mitigation without compromising on microclimate and ease of repositioning for offloading. This exposes vulnerable patients to greater risks of pressure injury incidence as a result of poor microclimate and difficulty in relation to repositioning leading to pain and suffering for the patient and considerable nursing cost and resource to manage. This is why dual immersion technology used on the Sovereign range was developed. This consists of an Airoform Immersion Foam interface and an engineered multi-zoned modulated 2nd layer of foam such as Ventraflow.
Both the Interface and modulated layers work together to create a dynamic region that absorbs harmful shear and friction forces, protecting vulnerable skin. Postural support of the mattress is increased, yet unparalleled immersion is created with the softness of the interface layer and deflection of the profiled region, particularly important for bony prominences.
The Sovereign S21 mattress has been designed to provide support and effective pressure redistribution for individuals with a high risk of obtaining a pressure injury on a stretcher. The mattress is suitable for patients weighing up to 230kg.
The Sovereign S21 can be customised in size and shape to suit any stretcher. Common stretchers include MidMark 540, Stryker 1009, Hausted Horizon, Hausted Horizon (720).
The cover of the Sovereign S21 is made from the Forté Double Coated Premiflex material. Double coated material has been selected specifically for the operating/emergency/transport application which is typically more demanding and rougher than a general ward scenario. The cover is constructed with high frequency sealed and welded seams (as opposed to sewn) to meet infection control requirements and prevent seepage of fluid through open sewn seams. These electromagnetically fused seams protect against risk of penetration fluid as they 100% seal off to prevent ingress of fluid or infection. Forté’s covers are reinforced with additional heavy duty stitching at stress points within the cover. Infection control is of utmost importance in the operating and emergency environment so every cover must have high frequency welded seams.
Forté Stretcher Mattresses are manufactured within our Armidale factory using unique specifications of high-performance raw materials. Sizing can be set to meet the exact brand of Stretcher within any facility including angled and shaped corners. Additional features and options include fastening straps, buckles, head and foot cushions all of which are manufactured to comply with infection control requirements and offer excellent longevity.
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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.