Unlocking Superior Care: 10 Reasons to Choose PressureGuard Support Surfaces

If you are considering buying vs. renting therapeutic support surfaces for your residents, what you buy has critical implications. From the largest corporate groups to the smallest independents, clinicians and administrators recognize the unique benefits that Span-America’s PressureGuard air therapy support surfaces deliver:

Science. PressureGuard products are clinically proven to deliver superior wound care outcomes by addressing the effects of pressure, shearing, friction, heat buildup, and maceration.
Safety. PressureGuard products help protect your residents from wounds, falls, and entrapment while protecting your facility from liability concerns and regulatory snares.
Simplicity. PressureGuard products make ownership hassle-free. They’re designed to be simple to set up, simple to use, and simple to clean and maintain.

Making these attributes the cornerstone of our product design has helped make Span-America become North America’s #1 seller of support surfaces to the long-term care industry.

Before you choose a support surface, consider these 10 Reasons why so many choose PressureGuard

Reason 1. Built to own, not to rent. Does your rented mattress come rolled up in a bag? It’s designed for easy storage and delivery. That’s a benefit to the rental company, not to your patients. It is impossible to build these roll-up mattresses with key features found in PressureGuard products that benefit your patients. Designed to maximize designed to maximize income for the rental company outcomes for your residents.

Reason 2. Documented Superior Wound Care Outcomes. It’s important to practice evidence-based care. All PressureGuard products are backed by published studies in peer-reviewed wound care journals documenting their clinical performace superiority compared to well-known traditional air support surface designs. Don’t take our word for it. Check out studies on the PressureGuard CFT (non-powered advanced self-adjusting), PressureGuard APM2 (alternating pressure and lateral rotation) and Easy Air (low-air-loss).

Reason 3. Prevent Falls and Entrapment. Liability due to patient injury or death from falls orentrapment in the bedframe/mattress combination is a constant worry in long term care. The unique features of the PressureGuard Safety Edge limits a facility’s exposure to these events.

Reason 4. Patient Stability in Rolling and Edge-Sitting. Our patented PressureGuard design combines a multi-cylinder air system surrounded by an engineered foam outer shell. This design builds in a level of stability that simply cannot be achieved by typical, roll-up rental air mattresses. In fact, it is documented to be up to 40% more stable in edge-sitting. And unlike other mattress designs whose unstable edges cause them to lose up to 50% of the width of the mattress in safe area of use, PressureGuard gives stability across the entire surface.

Reason 5. Clinical Support. With a full time Certified Wound Care Specialist on staff, Span-America continues to provided evidence base for your product decision, a phone consultant for product decisions and patient-specific questions, and backing for questions from surveyors. Our Survey Survival Guide provides information often requested by surveyors about support surfaces, information that is available to you at your fingertips. One less worry on Survey-Week.

Reason 6. Hassle-Free Use and Maintenance. Your staff should be taking care of residents, not equipment. PressureGuard products are designed to deliver maximum performance with minimal intervention. Our control units are simple to set up and operate (no programming patient weight or special settings) and the surfaces are designed to be easily wiped clean, just as you would clean any standard mattress in your facility.

Reason 7. Low-Air-Loss That Actually Does What Low-Air-Loss is Supposed to Do. Our PressureGuard Easy Air low-air-loss surface controls skin maceration – that is, removes more excess perspiration from the skin – than any other low air loss system on the market. Period. What’s more, our design accomplishes this without all the usual compromises associated with tradition low-air-loss products.For starters, it won’t go flat in a power outage. And it won’t “swallow up” your resident, nor make them too hot or too cold.For more, read this.

Reason 8. Bariatric Models.PressureGuard models are available in bariatric sizes to support the needs of users up to 1,000 lbs. Click here to see the line-up.

Reason 9. Exclusive Anti-Shearing Geo-Matt Top Surface. We put the proven Geo-Matt cut top surface onto every PressureGuard mattress. Without even turning on the power your patient is already lying on a surface that has proven itself for decades to be an effective at addressing pressure redistribution, and for decreasing the effects of shearing and heat/moisture buildup. In this article the Geo-Matt was shown to be as effective as low-air-loss in pressure ulcer prevention AND healing! And you haven’t even turned the power on yet!

Reason 10. Risk-Free 30-Day In-House Trial.Click on “Contact us” in the bar at the top of this page to arrange a free, no obligation30-day in-house trial. Your local sales rep will be happy to assist you. Yes, it is really risk-free. Really.

BONUS Reason 11. Performance Over Time – Ours, and Our Products’. What you buy is important, and so is from whom you buy it. Span-America has been designing and manufacturing innovative pressure management solutions since 1975. Our corporate headquarter and 200,000 square foot plant in Greenville, SC is ISO 9001 certified and boasts fully staffed Quality Assurance and Research and Design Departments and Clinical Support. We have built a reputation for market-leading design innovation, outstanding product quality, and industry-best warranty protection.