As Weight Grows, Risk Grows
With more than one of every five Americans classified as obese, today’s caregivers see an increasing number of bariatric patients. Such patients generally score very low on risk assessment tools like the Braden Scale2. Their higher ulcer risk is due to:
-Co-morbid factors commonly present in obese patients, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and coronary artery disease
-Diabetes, for which the risk is 53 times greater in the obese
-Mobility impairment, including that caused by degenerative joint disease
-Difficulty transferring, and resulting higher risk of shearing-induced ulcers
-Medications that impede wound healing, such as those for osteoarthritis and COPD
Why "Progressive Resistance"?
A progressive resistance design puts the most patient-friendly surface directly next to the skin, and the firmest, most dense material farthest away. The layers deflect in stages, allowing the Atlas to accommodate the widest possible range of weights and still remain comfortable.
Unique vapor barrier fabric with ultra-low moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR). Fluid-proof coated nylon is easily cleaned and fully radiolucent.
Bacteriostatically-treated cover material inhibits growth of bacteria (both Gram positive and Gram negative) and fungus.
Exclusive bottom zipper design (35" models) keeps zipper away from patient. Flapless construction creates no collection points for contaminants, and allows easier, more thorough cleaning.
All models are fire barrier version (FBV) as indicated by “-29” suffix, denoting certified conformance to NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code); Cal Tech Bulletin #117; 16 CFR Parts 1632 and 1633; and BFD IX-11.
Outstanding pressure distribution across the surface and low average of peak pressure at the body’s most vulnerable sites are confirmed through use of a computerized pressure mapping system.
Multi-component high density foam core - Four layer, progressive resistance support surface. Ideal combination of comfort, support, and durability.
Uses standard bed linens
Materials will not support microbial growth
Fully articulates to any standard bed frame
Full, non-prorated 3-year warranty
-75"L x 35"W x 7”H
-80"L x 35"W x 7”H
-84"L x 35"W x 7"H
-80"L x 39"W x 7"H
-80"L x 42"W x 7"H
-80"L x 48"W x 7"H
-80"L x 54"W x 7"H
-84"L x 42"W x 7"H
-84"L x 48"W x 7"H
-84"L x 54"W x 7"H
Weight Limit: 600 lbs. (35’’); 675 lbs. (39”); 750 lbs. (42”, 48”, and 54”)
Mattress Weight: 26 lbs. (35”)