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A layered foam mattress overlay with a three way stretch, water resistant, breathable cover, designed for pressure reduction and improving comfort. Size and foam types may be customised.

General Details

Caution

All pressure reduction products must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion or mattress. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (eg correct inflation levels), a different product may need to be considered.
Ensure that the item is not accidentally placed upside down or back to front.

Extra product information

Mattress Overlay
The mattress overlay includes a top layer of Dunlop LR 38-40 foam (cream) 50mm and a bottom layer of Dunlop Enduro 36-100 foam (green) 50mm.
This is the preferred option.
If the overlay above raises the mattress too much for transfers into and out of bed, a thinner overlay of 25mm of each foam still gives an improvement in comfort but is less effective than 50mm of each.
50mm of the Dunlop LR foam (cream) can be tried alone for children, although bottoming out may be a problem for adults.
For heavier users, LR 48 -90 may be a preferred option for the top layer.
Full Mattress
If the overlay is to be used as full mattress replacement rather than just an overlay, it is suggested that the following sequence of foams should be made up as follows:
- 50 mm 38-40 LR foam (cream)
- 25 mm 36-100 foam (green)
- 50 mm 50-250 foam (pink)
- 25 mm 36-100 foam (green)
- 50 mm LR 38-40 foam (cream)
This combination ensures it does not matter if the mattress is positioned incorrectly.

COVER a separate, water resistant Dartex cover with three way stretch may be provided. This cover is breathable (vapour permeable). It envelopes the mattress and is secured with a zip. Each side of the cover may be made of different colours to ensure the mattress is positioned correctly, with the LR foam layer on top.
A Platilon plastic may also be used as a cover.

STRUCTURE consists of two layers of foam, including 50mm of LR 38-40 foam and 50mm of 36-100 medium density foam.

ATTACHMENT The bottom cover may be replaced with a slip resistant material to ensure the overlay does not move around on the mattress.

CLEANING REQUIREMENTS
Dartex can be safely cleaned by wiping down with a disinfectant that does not contain bleach.

Method of Use

Place the overlay on an existing mattress with the LR foam layer on top. Ensure pressure management techniques, such as regular turning, are used in combination with the overlay.

Manufacturer/Country

Western Australia

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Foam Sandwich Overlay: Available in a range of sizes

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Better Life Centre (Bunbury, West Busselton)

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MediHire and Sales (Wembley)

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