‘Stop the Pressure’ is the message from pressure ulcer specialist and Medilink member Rober, who is showcasing their wide range of innovative mattresses in support of Worldwide STOP Pressure Ulcer Day at MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest healthcare technology exhibition.
Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany in November, Rober are using the international congress to raise the awareness of bed sores and highlight the solutions available to prevent injury to patients whilst they are immobile or bed bound.
Pressure ulcers are a rising problem around the world and in the UK alone, they affect over 700,000 people a year and add an additional £4,000 per ulcer onto each person’s care bill.
They are also linked to prolonged hospitalisation, pain, social isolation and in worst cases, death, which is why UK-based Rober highlights the importance of patients being treated on the right kind of mattress.
Technology used in Rober’s mattresses creates a ‘wave-like ripple effect’, specifically designed to replicate the body’s natural movements helping to eliminate pressure injuries and provide patient comfort and safety.
The clinically proven three-cell cycle responds to a patient’s weight, spontaneous movement pattern and body position, providing enhanced comfort and complete pressure elimination at regular intervals.
Easy to use and operate, the mattress systems have been designed in conjunction with healthcare professionals with patient and carer safety in mind.
As well as offering prevention against pressure ulcers, they also have a therapeutic effect that promotes accelerated wound healing for those patients who already have, or have had a pressure ulcer in the past.
Designed to maximise infection control, Rober mattresses offer a range of additional nursing support and include patient safety measures, such as integrated sides and an in-built Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) valve to provide quick deflation in the case of an emergency.
Rober are leaders in the development and manufacture of pressure ulcer prevention and therapy and will be showcasing two mattress ranges at MEDICA – NoDec®, a premium range and a cost effective AirFlex®, which has been designed to fulfil the requirements of ‘affordable healthcare’.
Mike Hutson, Chief Executive of Rober, said: “Worldwide STOP the Pressure Day is all about reducing pressure ulcers around the world for patients, and this year we want to take this message to MEDICA and show how this can be achieved internationally.
“Our technologies have been designed to offer maximum flexibility to patients who are at risk of pressure damage. They are effective and proven solutions in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and can be used in all everyday nursing and care environments to help ‘stop the pressure’.”
MEDICA 2015 is taking place from the 16th – 19th November 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Each year, over 130,000 visitors from over 120 countries visit the congress. Throughout the exhibition, Rober will be located in Hall 16 Stand G4-04.