Icon IS21 180kg Dual Core
Icon IS21 Dual Core Pressure Care Stretcher Mattress
The Icon IS21 Medical Stretcher Support Surface enables patient comfort and increased pressure injury prevention.
A dual-tiered, premium quality foam core provides immersion and redistribution of pressure protecting patients that may lay on the Stretcher for prolonged periods of time.
Custom made to suit any brand or type of Stretcher, the Icon IS21 is an exceptional blend of value, care, and longevity.
DUAL LAYER, GRADED CORE
- Graded for immersion and support
- High performance, premium quality foam
- Anti-microbial treatment applied to foam maximises longevity and core micro-climate
AIROFORM MEMORY MEDIUM IMMERSION INTERFACE LAYER
- High Temperature Stability to deliver consistent immersion, performance and comfort
- Maximises Patient contact with Support Surfaces Providing Pressure
- Alleviates localised pressure points
- Depth calibrated to maximise functionality and patient mobility
- Visco-elastic/Memory Foam cell structure provides low-shear surface
- Firmness: Medium
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 Icon IS21
Dual Core Medium Risk Pressure Care Stretcher Mattress
Airoform Foam Immersion
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 MEDIUM 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 15 are suitable for one of the mattresses within the Medium Risk Medical Mattress range.
The Icon IS21 mattress is one of the most used ‘general purpose’ stretcher mattresses and represents excellent value. The Icon IS21 has been designed to provide support and effective pressure redistribution for individuals with a medium risk of obtaining a pressure injury on a stretcher. The mattress is suitable for patients weighing up to 180kg, with a safe weight load of 210kg.
The Icon IS21 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 Icon IS21 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.
To prevent any slippage or movement of the mattress on the stretcher support surface, Forté stretchers have non-slip patches welded to the base of the cover. Historically velcro has been used for this purpose, but velcro does not meet infection control recommendations for facilities.
REACTIVE SUPPORT SURFACES; PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTING STATIC FOAM
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 an 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 can be immersed and 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 Icon Medium Risk 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
“Pressure redistribution is achieved by either increasing the body surface area that comes in contact with the support surface through immersion and envelopment (to reduce concentrations of weight over bony prominences) or sequentially altering the parts of the body that bear the load, thus reducing the duration of loading at any given anatomical site”. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. The International Guideline 2019.
Select a reactive support surface for individuals who are able to reposition themselves enough to avoid weight bearing on all areas at risk for pressure ulceration and who have a stable spine.
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.