As RPL has a proven track record of ‘non disclosure’ as we help to develop and produce revolutionary ideas and products.
Our latest venture is working with an American designers vision to revolutionise ‘fall prevention’ products. When this concept is launched, it will save the NHS literally thousands of pounds enabling money to be utilised in other areas.
The old saying of ‘prevention is better than the cure’ makes perfect economic sense but as important is that it is far better from the patient’s point of view.
PRESSURE RELIEF SOLUTIONS: MEDICAL FOAM
As we have a now ageing society we have to address greater demands on the NHS budgets to achieve products that ‘prevent’ or ‘aid in the healing process’.
Pressure and shear are a far greater concern in the vulnerable, aged patient or a long-term bed user. Not only from the discomfort and pain for the patient but the cost on resources on a Level 4, ulcer and above puts a huge strain on already constrained budgets.
Microclimate management is a further consideration and can sometimes be over-looked. But with the combination of excellent pressure relief, based on the Waterlow scores, and the correct cover combinations to aid in microclimate, real prevention can be achieved.
RPL.have the latest machinery and experience in medical foam combinations to create mattresses and cushions pads that are effective and can make a real difference.
We have recently developed a mattress and topper that has a comfort layer that performs very like memory foam. The comfort layer will remain soft and pliable at any temperature, unlike memory foam, that is so temperature sensitive that it will become hard when cold.
This unique Visco Lux product does not generate heat for the user, which is a major ‘down-side’ to memory foam. This product is ideal for long-term bed users or where the patient has raised a temperature.
Computer aided machinery design castellation combinations for advanced pressure relief. The channels created by the castellation’s can be increased where needed to ensure there is a constant in-built airflow system allowing thermo-regulation to maintain an even body temperature.
ALL OF RPL’S MEDICAL FOAM IS 100% BRITISH MADE.
FOAM IS NATURALLY BED BUG AND DUST MITE RESISTANT.FOAM IS NATURALLY HYPOALLERGENIC
FOAM IS NATURALLY ANTI BACTERIAL
RPL. USES CME FOAM (COMBUSTION MODIFIED ETHER), AS THIS IS THE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED FOAM NOW PRODUCED IN THE UK. THE CME FOAM REPLACES THE NOW OUTDATED CHMR (COMBUSTION MODIFIED HIGH RESILIENT) FOAM
ALL FOAM OFF-CUTS CREATED BY RPL. ARE RECYCLED TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
ALL RPL. FOAM MEETS THE STRINGENT BRITISH FIRE, HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS, FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS, SCHEDULE 1, PART 1. THIS CONFORMITY ACHIEVES CRIB 5 FIRE TEST STANDARD: BS 7177.
THE COVERS THAT RPL. USE ON THEIR MATTRESSES AND WHEEL CHAIR PADS AND CUSHIONS IS 100% POLYESTER, PU.
THE FABRIC IS DUST MITE RESISTANT
THE FABRIC IS ANTI BACTERIAL
THE FABRIC HAS A X2 WAY STRETCH AND CAN HAVE EITHER STITCHED SEAMS OR FULLY OR PART WELDED
THE FABRIC IS WATERPROOF YET IT IS STILL VAPOUR PERMEABLE TO AID IN AIR CIRCULATION
THE COVER BASES CAN BE IN EITHER PU TO ENABLE THE MATTRESSES TO BE USED ON ACTION ASSIST BEDS OR THEY CAN HAVE A NON-SLIP
BASE FABRIC ADDED
FLAPS OR NO FLAPS THE CHOICE IS YOURS TO MAKE
PRINT OR NO PRINT YOUR CHOICE AGAIN
ALL OF THE RPL. PU COVERS, IF REMOVABLE, ARE MACHINE WASHABLE AT EXTREMELY HIGH TEMPERATURES.
THE FABRIC CONFORMS TO THE BRITISH FIRE STANDARDS, BS 7175. THIS CONFORMITY ACHIEVES CRIB 5 TEST STANDARD
WHERE REQUIRED WE CAN ALSO OFFER KNITTED STRETCH COVER OPTIONS
THE KNITTED COVERS CAN BE SELECTED FOR EXTRA COMFORT REASONS OR FOR THE FABRIC’S THERMO REGULATING PROPERTIES
RPL. ALONG WITH THE COVER MANUFACTURER HAS DEVELOPED A DUAL COVER AS A FURTHER OPTION. THIS COVER HAS THE AESTHETICS OF THE KNITTED COMFORT TOP LAYER WITH THE PU WATERPROOF FABRIC UNDERNEATH. THIS DUAL COVER IS IDEAL TO PRESERVE PATIENT DIGNITY BUT STILL OFFER FULL PROTECTION FOR THE MATTRESS CORE.