Easy Air Studies

Abstracted Studies

A Proposed Method for Quantifying Low-Air-Loss Mattress Performance by Moisture Transport
Richard S. Figliola, PhD, PE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
Ostomy/Wound Management. 2003;49(1):32-41.

Describes a proposed test to objectively measure the effectiveness of a low-air-loss mattress in removing moisture from an imposed load. Demonstrates the test on six popularly used low-air-loss mattresses in the United States.

Low-Air-Loss Therapy: New Product Design Overcomes Modality’s Long-Recognized Limitations
Laurie Rappl, PT, CWS

A primer on the modality of low-air-loss: purpose, design, construction, method of function, effectiveness, quantification of moisture removal, and solutions to common shortcomings of low-air-loss models. Read this paper in .pdf format.

Low-Air-Loss Reduces Excessive Patient Sweating
Mary Ellen Arsulowicz, RN
Clinical Reports July, 2002

Case study of an older, long-term-care resident with advanced multiple sclerosis and body sweat necessitating 2 changes of clothing and bed linens daily, and 6 soaker pads per day. After instituting PressureGuard Easy Air, sweat was decreased such that only 1 change of clothing per day and use of 2 soaker pads was necessary.

Copies of any of the above articles and testimonials can be obtained on request. Please contact Customer Service at 800-888-6752.
Address questions to
Laurie Rappl, PT, CWS, Clinical Support Manager, at x 6942.