An active mattress (or cushion) is a medical device. Thoughtful, informed consideration must be given by a clinician relative to individual needs before choosing a suitable product. Squirrel advise members of the public to consult their district nurse, occupational therapist or tissue viability nurse prior to ordering goods. Squirrel Medical™ can provide product advice to members of the public and care providers, however we cannot prescribe equipment for an individual’s clinical needs. It should be remembered that active mattresses are also known as pressure relief mattresses, airflow mattresses, dynamic mattresses and alternating mattresses.