Beds, Electric, Low-Air-Loss

Definition : Electric beds designed to provide a controlled-rate air loss from the mattress. These beds typically have a mattress consisting of interconnected synthetic fabric air-filled cushions that are inflated at regular intervals using an automated air compressor. Inflation intervals are alternated with deflation intervals wherein the surface loses air through the cushions at a controlled rate. Low-air-loss electric beds are used to prevent patient skin breakdown or for use in patients who have special needs due to existing skin issues (e.g., burn patients, patients with decubitus ulcers, etc.).

Entry Terms : "Bed Surfaces, Low-Air-Loss" , "Specialty Beds" , "Low-Air-Loss Beds" , "Beds, Low-Air-Loss"

UMDC code : 17593

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