ArjoHuntleigh offers a diverse range of Low Air Loss products, designed to meet resident/patient and caregiver needs in multiple care settings.
More than 100 risk factors have been identified relating to ischemic skin and soft tissue necrosis. External pressure is the most frequently discussed risk factor in pressure ulcer development, but additional factors include shear, friction and the resulting deformation of soft tissues. Other significant factors pertaining to bed immobility include moisture, temperature, duration of the applied load, atrophy and posture.
These factors influence tissue quality, by reducing the strength and the rigidity of the soft tissue and increasing the friction coefficient of the skin. Low Air Loss (LAL) is a feature of support surfaces that provide an air flow that assists in managing the heat and humidity (microclimate) of the skin. LAL surfaces are able to control interface pressure, shear, moisture and skin temperature.