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Alternating Pressure Mattress Systems

The primary reasons for using an Alternating Pressure Mattress is to prevent or treat skin breakdown. Alternating Pressure Systems alternate inflation and deflation of air cells (bladders) to constantly change pressure points and promote circulation. Cycle time (head - foot) is about 10 minutes or programmable on some units. These mattresses have bladders positioned laterally or length-wise that slowly deflate and inflate, one at a time. This keeps the pressure points alternating throughout body.

Needless to say, you’ve come to the right place! There is never a single “right” choice for everyone, but here on this site you’ll find all the information in one place to make your decision faster and easier.

You may want to start with our chart where you can quickly Compare Air Mattress Functions and Sizes. On that page you’ll also find links to the individual mattresses.

If you’ve heard of any air mattress, it’s probably Invacare. It isn’t the only good option, but it’s the leading name brand and an excellent choice. The Invacare microAir MA65 and microAir MA55 models have been the leading sellers for a good while here in the U.S.

Some models offer both Alternating Pressure and Low-Air-Loss modes available in one mattress system (hybrids).

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Alternating Pressure & Low Air Loss Mattress ProBasics SatinAir APM/LAL Mattress

Budget friendly with both Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss therapy. 10 minute alternating pressure cycle time. For pressure ulcer prevention. Size: fits 36"W x 80"L fits hospital beds.

Our Price: $448.90
Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Mattress Med-Aire Essential Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss Mattress

18ea.  8" bladders. 350-lb weight capacity. Cost effective mattress system with 8 LPM compressor that offers superior pressure relief. Size: 36"W x 80"L x 8"H.

Our Price: $449.90
Med-Aire APM & LAL Mattress Med-Aire 8" Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss Mattress

20 each 8" bladders. 350-lbs weight capacity. 8 LPM compressor offers excellent pressure relief. Size: 36"W x 80"L x 8"H.

Our Price: $489.99
microAIR Alternating Pressure Mattress-MA51 microAIR MA51 Alternating Pressure Mattress

Invacare MA51 Alternating Pressure Mattress has 16 horizontally configured bladders. 350-lb weight capacity. Product will not bottom out with mattress hose attached to the compressor power unit. 36"W x 80"L.

Our Price: $845.00
microAIR Alternating Pressure Mattress microAIR MA55 Alternating Pressure with Low Air Loss

Alternating Pressure Mattress with on-demand Low Air Loss. 350-lb weight capacity.  Product will not bottom out with mattress hose attached to the compressor power unit. 36"W x 80"L.

Our Price: $987.50
Med-Aire Plus 8" Mattress Med-Aire Plus Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss Mattress

8" Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss Therapy Mattress. 20 horizontally configured 8" bladders. 450 lbs weight capacity. 8 LPM compressor that offers superior pressure relief. available in 80" & 84" lengths.

Our Price: $1,019.00
Alternating Pressure and Rotational Mattress PressureGuard APM2 Mattress

Span America APM & APM2 Alternating Pressure, optional Lateral Rotation. APM has 350-lb weight capacity. 35" width and 75, 80 and 84" lengths.

Our Price: $1,350.00
Alternating Pressure & Low Air Loss Mattress SatinAir APM Bariatric Mattress

Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss therapy. For pressure ulcer prevention. Available in 42" and 48" widths.

Our Price: $1,458.00
Med-Aire Plus 8" Mattress w/Defined Perimeter Med-Aire Plus with Defined Perimeter

8" deep cells surrounded by 10" deep perimeter prevents patient from getting stuck between mattress and bed rails. Alternating Pressure and Low Air Loss Therapy Mattress, 450 lbs weight capacity. 36"W x 80"L x 10"H.

Our Price: $1,459.00
APM2 Mattress PressureGuard APM2 Safety Supreme Mattress

APM2 Safety Supreme offers dual mode Alternating Pressure Mattress and Lateral Rotation Mattress at the Flip of a Switch. APM2 with Raised Perimeter, 350-lb weight capacity. 35" width, 75", 80" and 84" lengths.

Our Price: $1,729.00
microAIR Alternating Pressure Mattress MA65 microAIR Alternating Pressure Mattress MA65 with on demand LAL

Invacare MA65, MA65B42, MA65B48, MA65RSR Alternating Pressure Mattress has on demand Low-Air-Loss therapy.  Standard and Bariatric sizes up to 1000-lb weight capacity. This microAIR Mattress system has 50 LPM compressor. Mattress sizes 36"W, 42"W, 48"W

Our Price: $1,924.00
Bariatric Mattress Replacement System Bariatric APM Mattress, 14048

Med-Air Plus Bariatric-Size Mattress is 48"W x 80"L x 8"H and will fit standard home beds or adjustable beds and Bariatric Hospital Beds. Replacement mattress system offers alternating pressure therapy. 750-lb weight capacity.

Our Price: $2,056.00
Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress PressureGuard APM Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress

Alternating Pressure for Bariatric patient.  The PressureGuard APM Bariatric supports up to 750-lbs., 42", 48" and 54" widths, 80" length.

Our Price: $2,319.00
AltaDyne XD Mattress Replacement System AltaDyne XD Bariatric Mattress System 774200A

The AltaDyne XD is 42" wide and has 800 lbs. capacity. System offers both Bariatric low-air-loss and alternating-pressure. Cycle time can be adjusted from 5-20 minutes, in 5 minute increments.

Our Price: $2,340.00
Full Size Mattress Replacement System Full-Size Alternating Pressure Mattress, 14054

Med-Air Plus Full-Size Mattress is 54"W x 80"L x 10"H and will fit standard home beds or adjustable beds. Replacement mattress system offers alternating pressure therapy. Full-Size, 1000-lbs. weight capacity.

Our Price: $2,737.00
Rotational Mattress Alternating Pressure Masonair LS9500 Lateral Rotation Mattress

Lateral Rotation Mattress with Low Air Loss fits Twin-size hospital bed or home care bed. Lateral rotation settings 10, 20, 30 & 60 minute cycle modes. Will not rotate with head or feet elevated. 500-lb weight capacity. 45LPM airflow. 36"W x 80"L x 10"H.

Our Price: $2,844.00
Queen Size Mattress Replacement System Queen-Size Alternating Pressure Mattress, 14060

Med-Air Plus Queen-Size Mattress is 60"W x 80"L x 8"H and will fit standard Queen home beds or adjustable beds. Replacement mattress system offers alternating pressure therapy. Queen-Size, 1000-lbs. weight capacity.

Our Price: $2,941.00
Low Air Loss Mattress with Alternating Pressure PressureGuard Low Air Loss/Alternating Pressure Mattress

The Easy Air Mattress has low air loss with Alternating-Pressure mode.  500-lb weight capacity available in 35" or 42" widths.

Our Price: $3,625.00
Low Air Loss Mattress with Alternating Pressure and Lateral Rotation PressureGuard Low Air Loss w/Alternating Pressure, Rotation

Get all three types of treatment: Low Air Loss, Lateral Rotation and Alternating Pressure.  EasyAir LR has easy to use controls. 350/500-lb weight capacity. 35" width, 75, 80 and 84" lengths

Our Price: $4,198.00
   
 

Alternating Pressure Mattress Systems

Alternating Pressure Mattress with Pump:
Alternating Pressure therapy is ideal for prevention and in most cases the treatment of mild to moderate skin issues. But for non-mobile patients, those that do not move themselves while in bed, effective treatment usually means Low-Air-Loss Therapy. Especially in the case of existing skin breakdown, Low Air Loss will help keep wounds dry and on their way to healing.

At PHC, we've spent countless hours researching therapy mattress systems, to make sure we can help you make your mattress decisions. When you call PHC, you talk to a Sales Engineer that's well-versed in all aspects of therapy mattress - from basic questions to getting it all set up and working - and we're here to help you every step of the way. From before-the-sale questions to service and support after the sale, PHC is there with you every step of the way. Call PHC first - no one knows alternating pressure and low air loss mattress systems like we do!


How Alternating Pressure Mattress works:

Alternates inflation and deflation of cells to constantly change pressure points and promote circulation.

Want to know more?
Learn How Alternating Pressure and other Therapy Mattress Systems work. See our Therapy Mattress Guide

Alternating Pressure Diagram



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