Bariatric Low Air Loss (LAL) Mattress Replacement System (MRS)

The Bari-Breeze™ Low Air Loss (LAL) Mattress Replacement System (MRS) support surface is designed to help healthcare facilities and hospitals with the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers for residents/patients weighing up to 455 kg (1,000 lbs).

The Bari-Breeze system provides excellent pressure reduction for bariatric residents/patients at a very high risk of developing pressure ulcers, and for residents/patients with all grades of pressure ulcer up to and including grade IV.

Using true Low Air Loss (LAL), the Bari-Breeze system ensures the best possible outcomes for bariatric residents/patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers, by effectively redistributing pressure away from vulnerable areas through a process of controlled immersion and envelopment, while the high air flow is designed to stabilise the microclimate of the skin where it is in contact with the mattress.

A bariatric person may have limitations when it comes to healthcare and social care, due to their physical size, health, mobility and environmental issues. The specific risks involved are pressure ulcers, complications associated with immobility, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and manual handling by the caregiver. The Bari-Breeze Low Air Loss (LAL), Turn Assist Mattress Replacement System (MRS) addresses all these issues.

The Turn Assist feature of the Bari-Breeze system provides a range of turn time and angle settings to help caregivers move a resident/patient from side to side. Lateral rotation not only assists with pressure redistribution but may have additional benefits for other physiological functions, such as the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and urinary systems, in addition to improving resident/patient comfort and choice.