Product Code: REP48008
Designed to aid positioning and to off-load pressure from the heels.
The Repose Wedge has been designed primarily for off-loading pressure from the heels and can be used wherever support or elevation of the lower legs is required. The Repose Wedge offers the same pressure reducing properties as other Repose products.
Particularly suited to leg elevation to aid vascular conditions and a useful aid in posture support.
Australian Therapeutics Goods registered Class 1 Medical Device for the treatment and prevention of pressure injury in patients at High Risk.
ARTG No: 169851
Repose products provide effective pressure redistribution for all people at risk of developing pressure ulcers, including those assessed as very high risk. Repose is also appropriate for users with pressure related tissue damage – clinical supervision is advised where the damage is severe.
Repose is not suitable for the following:
If deterioration in skin condition is noted, clinical advice should be sought and, if so advised, use of the product discontinued. Avoid direct contact with heat and sharp objects. When deflated, keep away from babies and small children due to risk of suffocation or entrapment. Keep away from pets.
A review of evidence for use of the Repose product range
Wounds UK Journal, November 2015, Volume 11, Issue 4
SAMANTHA HOLLOWAY, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
Pressure Relief With Visco-Elastic Foam or With Combined Static Air Overlay? A Prospective, Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial in a Dutch Nursing Home
Wounds Journal Vol. 25, No. 10 October 2013
Martin van Leen, MD1; Prof Steven Hovius, MD, PhD2; Ruud Halfens, PhD3; Jacques Neyens, PT, PhD3,4; Prof Jos Schols, MD, PhD3.
A long-term durability assessment of static air filled pressure redistribution devices in the community setting
Maria Poole Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Wolverhampton PCT Anne Coghlan Wound Care Sister, South Staffordshire PCT
Repose: the cost-effective solution for prompt discharge of patients
THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING, 2000, Vol 9, No.21
Sylvie Hampton, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse, Eastbourne
Is there a weight limit for patients using Repose?
Repose can be used for patients up to 139 kg. There is no lower patient weight limit. Patients at the higher extremes of the weight range should be monitored regularly.
Do you have to manually set the pressure on Repose?
No, ‘smart valve’ technology in the pump automatically ensures Repose inflates to the optimal pressure. This pressure has been demonstrated over time (and supported by clinical trials) to be the optimal balance between comfort and efficacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
How should the products be cleaned?
Cleaning recommendations for Repose are similar to those for standard PU covered foam mattresses. Clean with soap and water and, if necessary, with a chlorine-based disinfectant (not phenol-based). The product should be rinsed with plain water and completely dry before repackaging into the tube. Cleaning instructions are supplied with the product. Repose is reusable for multiple patients.
Can the product be repaired if it is punctured?
Puncture is an infrequent occurrence and is usually caused by pets. We have no evidence to support the use of Repose after repair and recommend the product should be replaced if a puncture occurs.
What is the fire resistance of the product?
Repose has been tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5, (Methods of test for the ignitability of bed covers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources).
Can Repose be inflated with the patient in place?
No, the ‘smart valve’ technology is designed to set pressures before the patient is in place. It takes less than a minute to inflate Repose prior to use.
Should the mattress overlay be covered by a sheet?
It is not necessary, however most patients find it comfortable and carers find it convenient to use a cotton sheet. If a sheet is used, it should be loosely fitted to ensure that “hammocking” does not occur.
How should the product be disposed of?
Repose is a registered medical device. At the end of its useful life, the product should be treated as healthcare waste and disposed of according to local healthcare waste guidelines. It may be incinerated with other healthcare waste.
Can the mattress overlay be used with electric under or over blankets?
Repose has not been tested for use with electric blankets. Macmed Healthcare do not endorse or provide guidance on the use of Repose in association with electric blankets.
Does a patient on Repose still need to be turned?
Pressure ulcers result from a combination of factors including pressure, shear, friction, and maceration. In common with all pressure redistributing mattresses carers should follow standard protocols for turning the patient whilst on a Repose Mattress Overlay.
Is Repose latex-free?
Yes. Repose is latex-free and hypoallergenic.
How can you place an order?
Macmed Healthcare are predominantly a wholesaler and commercial retailer. TRADE and RESELLER customers should contact our office to establish a trading account 0n 1300 308 184 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
RETAIL customers can purchase the product online using credit card payment only. We do not recommend purchasing product via our website unless you have previously used the product, as we do not accept returns for change of mind or unsuitability of product. Visit one of our resellers <link to reseller page> for more
When will you receive your order?
Upon receipt of payment, delivery is generally within 3-5 working days.