Vive 8" Alternating Pressure Air Mattress System
The Vive 8" Alternating Pressure Air Mattress System alleviates painful pressure on patients who have limited mobility, helping prevent the formation of bed sores.
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- Alternating pressure for prolonged bed rest
- Redistributes body weight to prevent bed sores and pressure ulcers
- Variable frequency and static pressure settings
- Quiet digital pump for uninterrupted sleep
- Supports up to 350 lbs.
- One Year Guarantee on pump
Alleviates painful pressure on patients who have limited mobility or are bedridden
Continually redistributing the weight, the air chambers inflate and deflate alternatively
Adjust the amount of air pressure for personal comfort and support or select the static or seated setting as necessary
Easy to set up, the digital compressor pump is exceptionally quiet to provide a restful atmosphere
Constructed with a durable, latex-free vinyl, the waterproof alternating mattress is easy to clean
Supporting up to 350 pounds, the mattress is engineered for even support and breathable comfort
This is a mattress replacement system for home or hospital beds. It has air-filled channels that alternate filling up and decompressing to keep bearing weight off certain areas, and allows blood flow to reach different areas of the body of immobilized or weak patients who cannot shift their weight frequently.
What is included with my purchase? Do I need to purchase anything in addition?
Everything you need is included with your purchase, nothing additional is required. Each unit includes the Vive 8” alternating pressure mattress, the Vive pressure pump, flexible air hose, one replacement air chamber and one patching kit.
How do I know if I need an alternating pressure mattress?
An alternating pressure mattress should be used for patients who are likely to spend more than 15 hours per day in bed or who are classified as medium to high risk of developing pressure ulcers, or bedsores.
How do I set up the alternating pressure mattress?
It’s very easy. Position the mattress on the bed and secure it to the bed using the strap. Connect the mattress feed pipes to the compressor (pump) connector using the flexible hose. Secure the compressor and plug into an outlet. Turn on the mattress and begin use. Make sure the mattress has been fully inflated before positioning the patient on top of it.
How do I adjust the firmness or softness of my alternating pressure mattress?
The air pressure is easily adjusted using the plus and minus buttons on the digital control panel.
Do the air cells cycle?
Yes, the air chambers cycle to redistribute pressure. The air-filled channels alternate from inflating to deflating to help vary the pressure and reduce the risk of pressure sores and ulcers.
What is the cycle time?
Each alternating cycle is approximately 10-12 minutes in length.
What is the pressure range?
The air pressure range is 20 to 80 mmHg.
How loud is the pump?
The pump is very quiet. You will hear a slight hum as the air pressure alternates.
Can you sit the hospital bed up in a sitting position with this mattress?
Yes! The alternating mattress includes a static seating setting for using a hospital bed in the sitting position.
Does the alternating pressure mattress help to avoid/reduce bedsores?
Yes, the alternating pressure mattress is used in prevention and healing of bedsores. It is recommended that bedridden patients be turned and high risk areas inspected regularly.
How do you make the mattress alternate pressure?
The mattress alternates all by itself! Plug the mattress into the wall and allow an hour to fill completely. Once filled, the bed automatically alternates air in every other air panel. As one fills and gets firmer, the others lose air and get softer. This constant alternating helps move the patient’s body and adjusts the pressure points of patients who will be bedridden for extended periods of time.
The nurse recommended a low air loss mattress system. Is this the right product?
Yes, the bed contains tiny air holes that allow the air to continually circulate and avoid stagnation.
How do I clean my alternating pressure mattress?
To clean your mattress, make sure to disconnect from the electrical outlet. Use a damp towel with mild soap and water to wipe down, and then dry with a soft towel. You can also wipe down with alcohol wipes or light rubbing alcohol.
Can I remove the cover?
Yes, the waterproof cover is removable.
Is the cover waterproof?
Yes, the latex-free cover is completely waterproof.
Do the cells at the head alternate?
No, the three cells at the head of the mattress inflate and stay static to act as a pillow.
Which direction does the mattress go on the bed?
The mattress has a “head” and “foot” logo so you know which direction the patient should lay. This is important because the cells below the head do not alternate.
What sizes do the mattresses come in?
This is a twin size-mattress which fits a standard hospital bed frame. The dimensions of the mattress are 80” x 35” x 8”.
Does the mattress fit a hospital bed?
Yes, the mattress fits both regular twin and hospital bed frames.
How thick is this mattress?
It is a comfortable and supportive 8 inches thick.
Is the mattress latex free?
Yes, this mattress is latex free.
How do I prevent pressure ulcers or bedsores?
Get as much movement and activity as possible. Change positions frequently to relieve pressure of prone body areas. Make sure that you are eating and drinking the right things. A healthy and balanced diet with plenty of water will help to prevent these sores. Take regular checks of your skin for any signs of pressure ulcers, and alert your doctor of any signs.
How severe are pressure ulcers?
This depends on the stage or grade of your existing or developing sore. Grade 1- Permanent red spot that is not broken. May feel warm to touch, hard or swollen. Grade 2- Sore is still superficial and may look like a blister or abrasion. Grade 3- Ulcer uses full thickness of the skin and damage is done to the tissues underneath. Grade 4- Most severe. Deep ulcer and damage is done to muscles or bone underneath.
What is the weight limit of this mattress?
The alternating pressure mattress supports up to 350 pounds.
Does the pump need to stay on the floor?
No, the pressure pump has two non-marking hooks that allow the pump to be easily attached to the foot of the bed so it is out of the way.
How big is the pump?
The pump is 10.25” x 3.5” x 4.75”
- Intended for use by those confined to a bed for an extended period of time
- Prevents sores that are caused by prolonged bed rest
- Power cord attached directly to pump
- Electrical Power Supply : 110-120 volts
- Position the mattress on the bed and secure to the bed using the straps.
- Connect the mattress feed pipes to the compressor (pump) connector using the flexible hose.
- Secure the compressor and plug into an outlet.
- Turn on the mattress and begin use. Make sure the mattress has been fully inflated before positioning the patient on top of it.
- Length: 80"
- Width: 35"
- Height: 8"
- Pump: 10. 25 ” x 3.5” x 4.75”
- For best results, wipe down with a damp cloth coated with a detergent product solution or disinfectant
- Do not use corrosive cleaning products such as industrial degreasers or acetic solvents
- Vive Alternating pressure mattress
- Vive digital compressor pump
- Connecting air hose
- Replacement air chamber
- Patching Kit
- One year guarantee on pump
- 60 Day Guarantee on pad
Product Number: LVA1034
Please Note: This product is not returnable.