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PressureGuard APM Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress

Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress
Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress
PressureGuard APM

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PressureGuard Bariatric APM Mattress
Span-America Alternating Pressure Mattress for users weighing up to 750 lbs.
Provides gentle and effective pressure changes for aggressive treatment up to stage 4.
List Price: $3,550.00
Your Price: $2,319.00
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Price with Selected Options: $2,319.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks


80"L x 42"W x 7"H #AP8042-29
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PressureGuard APM Bariatric Alternating Pressure Mattress

Unlike other alternating pressure mattresses, the PressureGuard APM does not create extreme pressure gradients between inflated and deflated cylinders.

Segmented top reduces sharp pressure drop-offs, while air system below handles the “heavy lifting,” alternating weight-bearing across the surface in user selectable intervals.

On top, the Geo-Matt anti-shearing surface forms a comfortable, therapeutic interface between the air system and the user. It absorbs and smooths sharp pressure drop-offs that other surfaces can't, while the air system does the "heavy lifting" below, alternating weight-bearing across the surface in ten-minute cycles. Six cylinders are programmed to inflate/deflate in a four-up-two-down pattern, ensures maximum patient support throughout the cycle.

Digital control unit features:
  • up to four times the air output of conventional units
  • eight electronically-controlled comfort settings
  • programmable cycle times of 20, 25, 30, or 35 minutes
  • low pressure indicator and audible alarm
Other standard PressureGuard features include the exclusive Heel Slope taper, and two-part Safety-Edge bolster system for added stability when sitting or transferring.

Mattress Sections

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  1. Cover - The bacteriostatic top fabric is fire resistant, fluidproof, tear resistant, cleanable, and replaceable. The pleated design allows full integration with the mattress’s Geo-Matt style shear-relieving surface while minimizing hammocking.
  2. Foam Topper - The patented Geo-Matt ® style foam topper is a high density, medical grade foam. The unique geometric design consists of over 800 individual cells, each of which acts individually to redistribute pressure, to reduce heat and moisture buildup on the skin, and to reduce shear to underlying tissues. This foam topper is 2" in height and includes the unique Heel Slope ™ feature, designed to further reduce pressure for the sensitive heel area.
  3. Safety Edge Bolsters - The patented Safety Edge™ consists of a firm 2-part foam bolster whose inner edge contours under pressure to direct the patient towards the center of the mattress. This adds to patient stability in sitting and lying down, and helps prevent falls and entrapment between the siderail and the mattress.
  4. Air Cylinders - The inflation system consists of four urethane air cylinders that run head to foot underneath the body and the foam topper. These cylinders perform the alternating pressure therapy, Cylinders inflate and deflate in a fixed 10-minute cycle. Inflation levels are designed to provide and maintain low interface pressures throughout the mattress, and to redistribute peak interface pressure points during the alternating cycle.
  5. Alarm - Features eight electronically-controlled comfort settings, programmable cycle times of 20, 25, 30, or 35 minutes and low pressure indicator with audible alarm.
  6. Heel Slope - In order to help to reduce the incidence of heel breakdown, this mattress is designed with a Heel Slope. The foot end of the mattress slopes down to increase load on the calves and to decrease load on the heels. On average, heel pressures are reduced by about 27% with this design compared to flat designs.

Weight limit: 750 lbs.
Pump weight: 5.25 lbs., UL listed.

Product Features

  • Up to four times the air output of conventional units
  • Eight electronically-controlled comfort settings
  • Programmable cycle times of 20, 25, 30 or 35 minutes
  • Low pressure indicator and audible alarm
Heel Slope:
without heel slope A flat surface does not conform to the shape of the lower leg, especially behind the Achilles tendon.
Result: The heel must bear excess load, and skin will break down more easily.
with heel slope
The Heel Slope slightly lowers the heel, allowing the mattress to fill in the space behind the Achilles tendon.
Result: Pressure is distributed over the entire lower leg, reducing pressure on the heel.

PressureGuard APM Bariatric Owner Manual

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California Prop 65 Warning
Return Policy for Span America Mattress
This product can not be returned for hygienic reasons.

If you have questions about this product or need qualified help choosing options please call us at 1-866-722-4581.
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Span America Warranty
  • 18 Months on mattress
  • 18 Months on pump

If you experience any problem with your Span America Air Mattress at any time regardless of the stage of your warranty, please contact us and we will make every effort to help you.

This warranty applies to the original purchaser and must be purchased from an authorized Span America supplier.

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