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Sechrist Introduces New OmniPressure Hyperbaric Chamber Mattress Providing 'Pressure Reduction' and More Patient Comfort

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 General News J E 4
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ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 29 A new hyperbaric chambermattress designed to provide improved patient comfort and to supporthealthcare professionals in their wound-prevention goals has been introducedby Sechrist Industries, the world leader in hyperbaric chambers. The newOmniPressure Hyperbaric Mattress features a two-layer multi-density designwith a highly supportive resilient under layer and a conforming top layer foroptimum pressure distribution. The OmniPressure Hyperbaric Mattress alsoprovides a first-time available 'heel slope' for hyperbaric patients, a gentletaper at the foot of the mattress that re-distributes pressure along the lowerlegs while reducing pressure in the heels, one of the most problematic areasfor patients with compromised wounds.

According to Jack Rollins, president and chief executive officer, SechristIndustries, "The demands on healthcare professionals to reduce all potentialsources of pressure ulcers has never been more critical as evidenced by thenew CMS regulations effective October 1st. Our new OmniPressure HyperbaricMattress will support the goals and directives of healthcare facilities andthe patient's clinical team as it reduces the pressure up to 45 percent in theheel area and 30 percent in the sacral area alone compared to existingmattresses."

The fabric cover of the OmniPressure Hyperbaric Mattress is bothfluid-resistant and flame retardant. Specifically designed for use inhyperbaric chambers, the cover is conductive, anti-microbial, self-deodorizingand easily cleaned. The bottom of the mattress is constructed of heavy-duty,tear-resistant vinyl providing maximum infection control. The covers meetNFPA99 requirements. The mattress meets all standards for protection of thepatient and facility including CAL 117, 133 and 603 as well as FederalStandard 16 CFR Part 1633.

The standard OmniPressure Hyperbaric Mattress will provide improvedcomfort, proper support and pressure reduction for all hyperbaric patients.Sechrist is also introducing a bariatric hyperbaric mattress which isspecifically designed to provide additional support and pressure reductionbenefits for patients from 400 to 700 lbs. Both new mattresses will fit allbrands and models of hyperbaric chambers on the market today.

About Sechrist

For 35 years, Sechrist Industries has been the global leader indevelopment of technology for the advancement of hyperbaric healthcare.Monoplace hyperbaric chambers manufactured by Sechrist constitute the largestinstalled base in the world. The company offers a comprehensive range ofequipment, is the only self-manufacturer of monoplace hyperbaric chambers inthe U.S., and is also is the only manufacturer that produces its own acrylicpressure cylinder as well, thus maintaining superior quality control andexacting specifications. Sechrist supports its customers worldwide through ateam of certified technicians and a program of clinical services.

Sechrist Industries headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif. Moreinformation can be found at http://www.SechristUSA.com or by calling(800) SECHRIST.

SOURCE Sechrist Industries
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