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The active 1-in-4 cell cycle supports 75% of the patient's body at all times, on groups of three inflated cells, whilst the fourth cell deflates sufficiently to redistribute the pressure and encourage tissue reperfusion.
Additional benefits include enhanced patient comfort, less awareness of support surface movement and a reduction of stimulus-related complications such as muscle spasm
TISSUEgard enables the partial immersion and envelopment of the patient into the support surface, reducing the pressure on the patient's skin and decreasing the pressure differential between inflated and deflated cells, which helps reduce tissue strain and associated shearing forces.
DEEP CELL THERAPY allows the cells of the QUATTRO Acute to run at lower internal pressures. This minimises the pressure applied to the patient's skin and subcutaneous tissues during the cycle.
ODS results in firmer outer edges of the mattress which facilitate patient transfers and provide extra support, safety and comfort for larger or heavier patients. It also creates a softer central area of the mattress, ideal for smaller, lighter patients.
The multi-stretch cover promotes tissue offloading during cell deflation and reduces shear and friction during patient movement or manual repositioning. The material is waterproof, moisture-vapour permeable and all seams are welded to protect the inside of the mattress from fluid ingress.
The waterproof, moisture-vapour permeable properties of the multi-stretch cover, combined with a low-air-loss feature within the mattress, helps manage the skin 'microclimate' between the patient and support surface.
QUATTRO Acute and Plus are fully launderable to help reduce the risk of infection and / or cross contamination to its lowest practical level.
All QUATTRO® products are designed to be intuitive. The simply designed interface and easy-touch buttons allow the carer to control all essential functions such as the Dual therapy modes providing either Active therapy or Continuous low pressure, Soft, Medium or Firm comfort settings as well as Max-Inflate mode.
Manual interventions such as CPR are fast, safe and easy to operate.
The Patient Transport Facility turns the mattress into a static unpowered support surface for up to 12 hours.
Pressure Ulcer Classification Guide (PDF 2355 KB)
An Introduction to Pressure Ulcers - A Clinical Resource (PDF 5785 KB)
PAC e-learning module (PDF 481 KB)
Ambrose-Jones S. Reducing the risk posed by damaged mattress covers by using a non-corrosive, chlorine-free, high level disinfectant (Wound Care Today 2020) (PDF 458 KB)
French J. Clinical experiences when using an active support surface within an inpatient hospice setting (Wounds UK 2018) (PDF 575 KB)
Duffy A. Clinical evaluation of an active therapy support surface within a critical care unit (Wounds UK, 2017) (PDF 572 KB)
Williams K. A simplistic approach to pressure ulcer prevention and management (Wounds UK, 2017) (PDF 637 KB)
Understanding support surfaces using interface pressure (PDF 2806 KB)
Young L. Clinical experiences of using the QUATTRO Plus mattress replacement system in a busy NHS Foundation Trust over a six year period. (2014) (PDF 610 KB)
Bullough L. Using the QUATTRO Plus mattress as part of a comprehensive care package to help reduce pressure ulcer incidence. (2014) (PDF 800 KB)
Sutherland L. Evaluation and adoption of the QUATTRO Plus into an acute care setting for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. (2014) (PDF 568 KB)
Forder R. Hiding in plain sight: ISO20342-1 is the new international mattress safety standard published in June 2019. Do you know about it and how does it benefit you and your patients? (Wound Care Today 2020) (PDF 1187 KB)
Hopewell S. Reporting user experiences of a powered pressure area care support surface in a university hospital as part of proactive Post-Market Surveillance (Wound Care Today 2020) (PDF 498 KB)
Manufacturing Today (2019) (PDF 6112 KB)
Feeling the pressure of support surface selection - JCN (October/ November 2019) (PDF 359 KB)
Community Matters - Are pressure area care support mattresses being under-regulated? JCN (June/ July 2018) (PDF 445 KB)
Wound Care Today 2019 Poster - What is the true whole life cost for a powered pressure area care mattress? (Richard Forder) 02.19 (PDF 801 KB)
Wound Care Today 2019 Poster - Determining whole life impact and costs for powered pressure area care
support surfaces: Balancing cost vs. quality vs. risk? (Richard Forder) 02.19 (PDF 392 KB)
Wound Care Today 2018 Poster - Medical Device Regulation is changing (Richard Forder) 06.18 (PDF 653 KB)
Wound Care Today 2018 Poster Does CE-ing really mean believing... (Richard Forder) 06.18 (PDF 1066 KB)
Raising the bar for CE marking powered pressure area care support surfaces (Wounds UK & TVS Conferences, 2017) (PDF 1475 KB)