A high quality active support for pressure ulcer prevention

The Softcloud ACE is a mattress replacement system constructed of air cells that gently alternate to disperse unwanted pressure. Recommended for individuals at high risk of pressure ulcer development, it has a 10 minute cycle (1 in 2 cycle or 1 in 3 cycle) and 3 static head cells to provide full comfort.

Intuitive control units

The SoftCloud control units benefit from an intuitive display which can be used to adjust comfort levels by providing either a 1 in 2 or 1 in 3 alternating pressure mode along with a static option.

Furthermore, an auto detect feature allows the control unit to automatically sense pressure from the body and adjust the pressure level accordingly. The control units feature both visual and audio alarms, which will activate in the event of low pressure or power failure and benefit from an alarm mute and panel lock function for ease of cleaning.

Features and Options:

Intuitive design

Intuitive design

A modern and intuitive control unit

Self-Sensing and Auto Adjust

Self-sensing and auto adjust

Offering the correct clinical support to ensure individual comfort

Maximum Inflate Mode

Maximuminflate mode

Provides a firm surface to ensure healthcare professionals can change the bed linen and reposition individuals.

Handles

Handles

For ease of mattress handling and transportation

Sheet Loops

Sheet loops

Allows the bed to be loosely secured to the mattress whilst ensuring access to the CPR tag

Zipped Cover

Zipped cover

360-degree zip on top of cover, facilitates complete removal for laundering

Cable Management System

Cable management system

No trailing power cables

CRP Tag

CRP tag

In the event of a situation where CPR needs to be administered, a quick release tag is attached to the mattress, which when pulled, deflates the mattress immediately.

Transportation Mode

Transportation mode

A transportation clip can be attached to the hose to ensure consistent cell inflation during transport.

Vapour permeable cover

Vapour permeable cover

with high frequency welded seams.

Prevention and management of pressure ulcers

Prevention and management of pressure ulcers

Established alternating pressure technology is recommended for round the-clock prevention and management of pressure ulcers, when combined with an individualised monitoring, repositioning and wound care programme.

Healthcare professionals often encounter situations where a individual may not be able to tolerate, or have access to, frequent repositioning. In these circumstances, the EPUAP recommends using an active support system as part of a pressure ulcer prevention or management plan.

The Invacare SoftCloud™ mattresses and overlay are a range of high quality active support surfaces, designed for individuals at ‘Very High Risk’ of developing pressure ulcers. The alternating pressure within Invacare’s SoftCloud range has been designed to mimic the natural protective environment of regular spontaneous movement, by redistributing pressure several times each hour, even if the individual does not move.

Technical data

Width: 83-88 / 103-116 cm

Length: 202 cm

Height: 20 cm

Max. user weight: 220 Kg / 350 Kg

Colours:
Dark blue

Essential nursing care is pivotal in pressure ulcer prevention. This mattress will positively contribute to the outcome of a pressure ulcer prevention care plan. Education, clinical judgment and action based planning based on vulnerability are fundamental factors in the prevention of pressure ulcers. A range of assessment scales can be used as a formal method of assessing risk from pressure ulcer development, and should be used in conjunction with an informal assessment (informed nursing judgment).

Knowledge:

Pressure ulcer

Pressure ulcer

A pressure ulcer is an injury that commonly develops in a person who is immobile for an extended period of time. These wounds are painful and can lead to permanent disabilities.

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Working environments

Working environments

By improving care givers working conditions, it will lower their risk of injury and thus reduce absenteeism.

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