OSKA are the pressure care experts. OSKA give you the products, knowledge, and on-going tools and support to make pressure care an intrinsic and cost-effective part of your organisation’s culture of care. Even at a time when funding is decreasing and litigation is on the rise.
Mattresses and pressure Relief
Mattresses have a big impact on how we sleep, especially for patients that are at risk of developing bedsores or already have them. A standard mattress isn’t appropriate in this case. A good pressure care mattress provides proper pressure distribution which will help prevent developing pressure ulcers or provide relief to already existing bedsores. One of the most common side effects of extended bed rest is developing pressure ulcers, due to the increased pressure placed on the skin and muscles. A good pressure care mattress reduces the effects of bed-related pressure sores.
The OSKA mattress range
Our OSKA pressure care mattress range consists of alternating air, fluid immersion, foam, and hybrid foam/air. They cater from low-risk category 1 to very high-risk category 4 pressure damage and are extremely comfortable for the patient. This makes them the ideal pressure care mattress for a wide range of patients that require pressure care.
The OSKA ALTO pressure care mattress with alternating air has a full replacement pressure care relief system that is used as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure damage up to and including category 4. The outer cover on the mattress is made from bi-elastic PU/polyester coating, which is a vapour-permeable material. It has elastic properties that allow for interface movement, which helps lower the risk of shear damage for patients with bedsores. The alternating air pressure care mattress comes with a digital pump that is very easy to use. It has alternating cycle settings and clear weight settings.
The Dolphin FIS (Fluid Immersion Simulation) mattress is an advanced therapy system that provides pressure redistribution by simulating the effects of a body immersed in a fluid medium. The Dolphin technology provides minimal tissue deformation while maintaining near-normal blood flow leading to improved tissue perfusion and wound healing.
The OSKA FIKA is an innovative pressure care foam mattress. It has a specialist top foam layer with micro-climate management properties and provides ultimate patient comfort. It is suitable for pressure damage up to and including category 2. The OFFLOADER function makes it the perfect aid for prevention and treatment of heel ulcers up to and including category 4.
The OSKA ARIA hybrid foam/air mattress is a pumpless pressure care mattress. It has four-way stretch fabric and is waterproof with welded seams, which makes it extremely easy to clean. OSKA ARIA is suitable for pressure ulcers category 1 and 2. The pressure care mattress helps prevent and treat superficial bedsores. OSKA ARIA is suitable for persons up to 230 kgs so ideal for bariatric patients. It is made from AEROLITE foam that allows air to flow through, helping to keep skin cool and dry, which prevents pressure ulcers from forming. Another feature is the heel OFFLOADER that suspends the heel for no pressure. OSKA ARIA is suitable for heel pressure ulcers up to and including category 4.