Alternating pressure mattresses are made up of interconnected air cells that cyclically inflate and deflate to provide therapeutic benefits for pressure injury patients.
What’s the difference between a static and alternating pressure mattress?
Common medical mattresses or the "static mattress" can only minimise the pressure by maximising skin contact area.
Alternating pressure mattresses periodically apply and remove pressure from the skin’s surface, diminishing the time any area is exposed to high pressure. This added feature makes the therapeutic pressure mattresses one of the safest options for the prevention and treatment of pressure injury.