More than 40 years experience with elastomers and polymers has resulted in the research & development of a range of pressure relieving products using the latest visco elastic materials.
Visco elastic polymers, developed originally for manned space flight, have been modified to create a resting surface giving maximum pressure relief for patients when lying down, sitting up in bed, or chair bound.
Clinical trials and over 20 years use in busy hospitals have already proven the efficiency and durability of Thermocontour products.
Gently cradling the body as the surface warms through, the polymer reacts to temperature and moulds to the contours of the body.
Thermocontour products present a major advance in preventing the development of pressure ulcers.
Clinical Trials / PRESSURE RISK CHART
EFFICIENCY AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF
THE Thermocontour MATTRESS
Patients at Very High Risk of developing pressure ulcers are frequently nursed on air mattresses.
They are expensive and uncomfortable.
A six month clinical trial was conducted at Eastbourne NHS Hospital Trust to confirm the efficiency of the Thermocontour mattress.
Ward A with a mixture of 24 static and air mattresses, was compared with 24 Thermocontour mattresses in adjacent ward B.
Hundreds of patients were monitored regularly on both wards over a 6 month period.
1. Ward A. A mixture of 18 static mattresses and 6 air mattresses. 16 hospital acquired pressure ulcers were recorded on patients at Very High Risk (Waterlow Scale 25+).
2. Ward B. 24 Thermocontour mattresses. Of 407 patients, 81 were in the Very High Risk category (Waterlow Scale 25+). None developed pressure ulcers. Many reported excellent comfort.
HOSPITAL ACQUIRED PRESSURE ULCER OUTCOME:
Designed to prevent hospital acquired pressure ulcers. Thermocontour products, made in Denmark have been through extensive clinical testing in busy hospitals over the past 18 years in Europe, Middle East, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
PRESSURE ULCER RISK ASSESMENT CHART
Trolley (Stretcher) Mattress