The Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad is made of 100% Akton Polymer, a viscoeslatic pressure relief material used by hospitals and long-term care facilities as a significant component in the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers. Caregivers will find this gel pad easy to use and helpful for providing pressure relief to increase comfort for people who are bedridden.
The Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad is a 17-inch wide, 27-inch long, 7/8 thick gel pad that is used to cover an isolated area of an existing standard mattress. The material is tissue equivalent, designed to move with the user, not against them, to reduce pressure and shear, the two leading causes of pressure sores. It contains no latex, plasticizers, or silicones, which are often the cause of allergic reactions. It will not support microbiological growth, and it won't absorb body fluids or odors. Sometimes referred to as a gel, Akton polymer supersedes this designation as it redistributes weight, redistributes heat, will not leak, flow, or bottom out, never requires kneading, pumping or inflating of any kind, is easy to use, clean and maintain. The material will not bottom out, migrate like a gel, and does not promote bacterial growth. This polymer pad can be used under clients with existing decubitus ulcers and the bed surface height increases less than 1 inch, allowing the user to easily transfer from the bed. The Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad is used by hospitals and long-term care facilities as a significant component in the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers.
This is a non-returnable hygiene item.
Akton Polymer Professional Bed Pad Instructions