Frequently Asked Questions

A: The United Mattress can take the place of any air mattress; rather it be an electric alternating pressure mattress or a low air loss/alternating pressure mattress.

A: The United has been clinically proven to treat stage 1-4 wounds. It has also been proven to help heal flap surgeries. With it being able to heal extensive wounds, it of course can also be used as a preventative mattress or a mattress to assist hospice patients.

A: The United Mattress is manufactured using 4 inches of Memory Foam on the bottom of the mattress and the air cells are above the memory foam. The air cells are divided into three sections, “The Head”, “The Middle”, and “The Foot”. Each section is inflated and remains inflated as the patient is on the mattress.

A: By using memory foam and by placing the air cells above the memory foam, we are able to “float” the patient’s entire body. By floating the entire body, we are able to relieve more pressure than alternating the pressure with an electric pump.

A: There are three valves located at the foot of the mattress. Each valve is labeled either “Head”, “Middle” or “Foot”. Each valve correlates to the air cell that it controls. If a nurse wants to release some of the air in the “Middle” section, he or she can turn the valve to the open position, and the air will release. After a few seconds, the nurse can then turn the valve to the off position to seal it.

A: Some mattress manufacturers place the foam or memory foam on top of the air cells. If a patient lies directly on top of the foam, it will create heat. With The United Mattress, we place the memory foam underneath the air cells, which does not create heat build up. Because the memory foam is on the bottom of the mattress, the patients will stay cool.