Your Safety

Air Pressure Relief Mattresses

Air pressure mattresses, also called airflow mattresses, are filled with air by a pump. This allows for the air to adjust the pressure according to the patient's needs.

They are typically used by people who are bedbound or have low-mobility. The mattress is designed to help those at high risk of developing pressure sores or ulcers.

As these mattresses contain pressurized air, they can be a fire risk if not handled safely. If punctured by a heat source, the escaping airflow could cause a fire which would spread rapidly. The emergency battery backup may continue to pump air which can cause a fire to burn longer.

If anyone in your home uses an air pressure mattress, or overlay, make sure you follow these safety tips.

Safety Tips

  • Keep ignition sources such as candles, incense sticks or oil burners away from the mattress.
  • Keep fires and heaters away from the mattress.
  • Never use an electric blanket on the mattress
  • Never place hot items like hair dryers or hair straighteners on the mattress.
  • Ensure that electrical equipment is well maintained and kept it a safe distance from the mattress.
  • Never smoke in bed or near an air pressure mattress.

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