Fourfront FM6 Ventraflow 150kg
Fourfront FM6 4-Way Rotational Ventraflow® Mental Health Mattress
The Fourfront FM6 embodies the finest care in a 4-way turn mattress through a harmonious combination of versatile, high-grade, engineered foams. The Fourfront FM6 has been designed to deliver care for mental health patients with a medium to high risk of pressure injury.
The Ventraflow® mid-layer castellated foam allows for the most superior immersion and envelopment of the bony prominences and vulnerable body areas, whilst increasing airflow which helps keep the mattress cool and optimises surface temperature. The Airoform Response Immersion foam on the mattress surface is soft, yet highly responsive foam, preventing any unnecessary sinking or restriction of movement. The 4-way rotational core allows for both ease of care, particularly with disorientated patients and ensures that comfort is a constant. All foams used in the FM6 are fire retardant, meeting BS5852 Source 5 Specifications as well as maintaining a high standard of anti-microbial protection and hygiene. The welded, fully sealed & enclosed cover further ensures the safety of both carer and user, whilst enhancing the infection control properties of the mattress.
This mattress line has a Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of 10+.
UNIQUE, 5 ZONED CORE
- High specification foam for longevity and performance
- Provides graded postural support and patient comfort
- Anti-microbial treatment applied to foam maximizes longevity and core micro-climate
- Conforms to EPUAP, NPUAP & PPPIA Guidelines for quality and comfort
- Fire retardant – meets BS5852 source 5 specification
- Superior ability to profile and conform to medical bed surfaces
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
VENTRAFLOW® INNER CORE TECHNOLOGY
- Profile support design conforms to patient contact and immerses critical risk pressure areas i.e. bony prominences
- Delivers postural support for patient reposition
- Internal air circulation provides over 3 times greater internal air flows minimizing internal heat entrapment and maximum moisture evacuation
- Triple support region to deliver enhanced immersion and support for critical body regions i.e. heel/scapular/sacrum
- Enhances core stability by providing additional support where it is needed
PREMIUM POSTURAL SUPPORT MID-CORE REGION
- Graded support and patient comfort in supine, prone, lateral and fowler positions
- Provides protection against ‘bottoming-out’ during transfer, repositioning and whilst in the inclined/fowler position
- Provides exceptional comfort, support for repositioning and patient care
HINGED STRENGTHENED SIDES
- Increase lateral stability of support surface
- Improves patient safety and encourages central patient positioning
- Make patient transfers easier
- Unique hinge profile reduces foam fatigue and allow mattress to easily conform to varied bed positions
- Enables ease of primary patient care
FULLY SEALED & ENCLOSED PREMIFLEX COVER
- Premiflex PFPU1100 Pressure Care Polyurethane Material: 4-Way Stretch, Vapour Permeable, Purple
- 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: Fully sealed – no zipper, integrated pressure relief system, High frequency sealed and welded seams
About the Fourfront FM6
4-Way Rotational Ventraflow Mental Health Mattress
The Fourfront mattress range has been designed to be usable on four different sides – both head to foot and flipped, Top and bottom.. Caregivers can have peace of mind that patients with behavioural concerns can play with and rotate their mattresses, and will receive the right quality of care and comfort.
Typical Pressure Care foam mattresses are only designed to be used in 1 or 2 directions, with a softer, immersoin pressure care foam on the top, and firmer foam usedf on the base, meaning they are not ideal for use in mental health applications. Where is the foundation if it is not on the base of the mattresses?
4-Way rotational mattresses have a unique design whereby the foundation of the mattress is the centre layer with immersion regions on both the top and bottom sides.
VENTRAFLOW® FOAM TECHNOLOGY
With a marketing leading CNC machine, Forté has the in-house capacity to develop and produce engineered foams that can be used to offer unique features and functions within a mattress.
Each mattress within the Sovereign High Care range includes an engineered foam layer to provide deep immersion, tailored envelopment and enhanced micro-climate.
The engineered foam is often referred to as ‘castellated’ or ‘modulated’, whereby foam is cut into unique shapes – typically small cells in a grid-like pattern.
Forté engineered foams are zoned to provide optimal envelopment alongside stability where it is needed for critical body regions. i.e. larger cells in the sacrum, smaller cells in the Heel region, medium-sized cells for the scapular region.
The immersion layer of the Fourfront FM6 mattress has an engineered foam technology called Ventraflow. Distinctive to Ventraflow is the shape of each castellation – in almost a key-whole shape.
The Ventraflow design has several unique functions:
- creates lateral and longitudinal air channels throughout the mattress which facilitate free movement of air throughout the foam core, improving internal micro-climate conditions and reducing risk of ‘hot-spots’.
- enhances envelopment which provides the support surface with maximum surface area for the individual, providing optimal pressure redistribution.
- each cell has a 180° pivot point which increases lateral flexibility and lessens internal tension throughout the surface. Reducing tension also increases the longevity of the mattress.
The mental health care environment has patients with special needs that may differ from the acute care environment. Patients typically suffer mental illnesses which is a health condition that involves changes in emotion, thinking or behaviour (and/or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/problems functioning in social, work or family activities. There can be a lot of risks involved with patients that have poor mental health – including self and property harm, for example, risk of fire.
As such, it is a standard for mental health medical equipment for all equipment to be anti-ligature and fire retardant.
For a mattress or support surface to truly meet mental health standards, All materials used must be fire retardant, including what is inside the cover.
What does Fire Retardant mean? A fire retardant is a substance that is used to slow down or stop the spread of fire or reduce its intensity. This is commonly accomplished by chemical reactions that reduce the flammability of fuels or delay their combustion.
All foams used in Forté mental health mattresses meet BS5852 Source 5 Specification. Covers meet BS 6807 ignition source 5 and BS 7175 ignition source 5 standards.
What is BS5852 Source 5 Specification?
Test methods for assessing the ignitability of covers and fillings used in upholstered products such as mattresses, by smouldering and flaming ignition sources
BS5852 is a British Standard that describes methods for assessing the ignitability of single material combinations, e.g. cover and foam core of a mattress, when subjected either to a smouldering cigarette or to flaming ignition sources of thermal output ranging from that of a burning match to that approximating to the burning of four double sheets of full-size newspaper, as might be applied accidentally to any item of furniture.
Source five is one out of seven ignition sources of the BS5852;
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What is BS 7175 ignition source 5 Specification?
Methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources. BS 7175 describes methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows when subjected to smouldering and flaming types of ignition sources of differing severities.
Source five uses a wood crib 5. A crib is composed of wooden planks glued together. Lint is attached to the bottom. After adding propane-diol, the crib is placed on the test rig and ignited with a match. If no flaming or progressive smouldering is observed on both cover and foam core, the test is recorded as no ignition and the material passes the test.
The environment in a mental health facility, correctional facility, group home, or any application where safety and security can often feel isolated and confined, leaving residents in a fragile state. In these environments, everyday items, even something like bedsheets, could be seen as a means of harm, either to oneself or to others.
That is what makes anti-ligature furniture in correctional facilities, psychiatric facilities and behavioural health facilities critical. Whether it’s a piece of resident room furniture, like a mattress, or dining room furniture such as a dining table, furniture in these applications must be designed to prevent injury to self or others and must have absolutely no areas where any object can be tied to.
Mental health standards specify support surfaces must be anti-ligature. A ligature point is anything that can be used to tie a cord, rope or other material for the purpose of hanging. An anti-ligature product is one that reduces the risk of self-harm through strangulation, by making it as difficult as possible to secure a cord or other material in place. Ligature resistant mattresses do not contain any points where cords, ropes, or even bedsheets can be attached.
Hanging or strangulation is the most common method of suicide for patients in psychiatric care (used in approximately 75% of cases), so minimising ligature risks is a key area of concern for care providers.
To achieve an anti-ligature mattress, the cover must be fully sealed and enclosed with no zip or means of access inside the cover. The cover must be constructed with welded seams and reinforced with stitching on the underside of the cover for ultimate seam strength. Strong seams and cover construction, as well as heavy duty fabrics, ensure the support surface is pickproof to prevent the concealment of contraband and protect against any foam core damage.
It is important to understand that a ligature resistant support surface should not be taken lightly. While inmate and patient mattresses may seem like something insignificant when compared to other obstacles, it is in fact one of the most crucial parts in ensuring a safe and healthy environment. There are many challenges when designing behavioural health and correctional facilities because they must have an atmosphere that is aesthetically pleasing and welcoming, in order to support the healing process, and keep vulnerable residents safe and well. Research by professionals has proved by removing access to any method where self-harm can occur is effective in its prevention.
A well-built anti-ligature mattress should give you peace of mind, knowing your residents and staff can remain comfortable and safe!
Forté Healthcare has the inhouse capacity to develop and produce engineered foams that can be used to offer unique features and functions within a mattress. Examples of this are the unique Ventraflow and Dual Immersion Technologies offered by Forté.
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.
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