Special PU Cover Info

Durable, multi-stretch, vapour permeable cover and a toughened polyurethane base.

Although not the cheapest but by far the best way to provide the maximum comfort and dignity if incontinence is a problem or potential problem.  A ‘PU Cover’ used in combination with our ‘Luxury quilted cover’. The PU cover is zipped on as a protective barrier around the mattress. The stretchy nature of this material means it will not reduce the comfort provided by the mattress. The ‘Luxury quilted cover’ is then zipped on over the top of the PU cover to provide a nice comfortable sleeping surface. Accidents that wet the top quilted cover will not penetrate the PU cover that can be wiped clean. The quilted top can be removed for washing and a spare zipped back on. This is far better than absorbent mattress pads that shift in the night and leak. 

Medical Textile Hygiene

Staphylococcus aureus

Do's and Dont's

Pu covers are the best front line defence in infection control. Or MRSA as it is know has a tendency for the rapid evolution of virulence and drug resistance The outer Pu covering is the first line of defence in both Patient Comfort and easy sanitizing.
Easy to clean, Easy to spot potential damages, vapour permeable and robust enough to be used time and time again in any medical application. EMRSA15 and EMRSA16 are resistant to various antibiotics and it is known that Staphylococcus aureus can survive intracellularly. The inner side of the outer cover is white so any nicks, cuts or slashes are easily visible. The cover is extremely durable and can be washed at high temperature.
A Major benefit is the ability of the material to be welded rather than traditional sewing which denies access of bodily fluids through the seams into the foam core which then becomes a bacteria breeding ground. The NHS "Clean Your Hands" campaign with the alcohol based hand rubs has helped no end. It has been said that even if this scheme cuts infection by no more than 1%, the benefits to patients would be most welcome and the scheme will be a self funding success.

Anti-bacterial sanitizing liquid applied with a cloth is recommended.

Please contact your Infection Control Nurse for specific sanitizing advice.