The term “Surface Neutral” refers to the degree of hindrance and/or interference to the therapeutic benefits of the pressure-relieving devices. Neutral in this instance suggests that there is very little hindrance and/or interference.
However please note: any item or article that is placed under the patient will hinder/interfere - to various degrees and level - with the therapeutic benefit of the devices and the Easy Applicator Air Mattress is no different.
It is up to the Care Providers (and in line with Institutional Guidelines) to ascertain and determine (for example by conducting a thorough risk assessment) whether the degree of hindrance/interference is acceptable against the benefits of leaving the Easy Applicator behind and under the patient.
The Pressure Mapping Test Data of a Mannequin (weighing 180 Kg or 396 Lbs) lying on a neutral, hard surface compares the degree of pressure exerted with and without the Easy Applicator Air Mattress. The full test results of the Data are available - please contact us for a copy of the results.