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Alternating Pressure

A Pressure redistributing mattress overlay system with two modes of action

The Alpha Active® 3 pressure redistribution mattress overlay system offers a number of features designed to deliver effective pressure ulcer prevention and management for the home and community care environments.

With two modes of operation, Alpha Active 3 assists with prevention and treatment protocols, whilst accommodating clinical and resident/patient needs.

Active/alternating mode: periodically redistributing pressure away from vulnerable areas, by alternately inflating and deflating cells beneath the resident/patient. Ideal for prevention in high risk residents/patients, particularly those cannot be frequently repositioned 1.

Reactive/static mode: cell pressure is equalised to redistribute the body weight over a greater surface area. Ideal for residents/patients in rehabilitation or that cannot tolerate a moving surface.


1. International Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guideline 2009.