A well-maintained and functioning epidermis greatly reduces the risk of pressure injuries, emphasizing the paramount importance of skin health and functionality in mitigating pressure ulcer formation. The groundbreaking research undertaken by the University of St Mark and St John, England, demonstrated that 8 weeks use of Squirrel Vestim's active mattress lead to a significant ENHANCEMENT OF BOTH SKIN HEALTH AND FUNCTION (1), thus serving as a crucial tool in pressure ulcer prevention.
Pub Med References.
(1) Baker G, Bloxham S, Laden J, Gush R. Vascular endothelial function is improved after active mattress use. J Wound Care. 2019 Oct 2;28(10):676-682. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2019.28.10.676.
Pub Med ID. 31600104.
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By focusing solely on active mattresses and offering a thoughtfully curated selection, we aim to provide clinicians with the confidence and convenience they need when choosing the most suitable pressure ulcer prevention solution.
Our commitment to quality, simplicity, and meeting diverse clinical needs sets us apart in the market, making Squirrel Medical a trusted partner in the field of active mattress solutions.
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About Squirrel Medical
One of the worlds, leading manufacturers of alternating active mattresses designed to enhance blood flow and aid in the managed treatment of pressure ulcers.
Squirrel Medical is accredited to ISO13485:2016, demonstrating its competance in managing medical devices.
Squirrel Medical invests significantly in research and has several patents and patents applied for.
Squirrel Medical publishes its scientific evidence in leading peer reviewed medical journals, such as the Journal of Wound care and PubMed.
In the realm of medical devices, standards play a pivotal role in ensuring safety, efficacy, and reliability. Active mattresses, innovative devices that contribute to patient care, are no exception. Several key standards govern the design, manufacturing, and utilization of these devices, each addressing unique aspects critical to their performance. This article examines four crucial standards that underscore the importance of safety, quality, and compliance in the realm of active mattresses. It emphasizes the necessity of third-party auditing, the provision of evidence from rigorous testing, and highlights Squirrel Medical's noteworthy commitment to these standards through their partnership with SGS Ltd, a renowned auditing body.
IEC 60601-1:2005+AMD2:2020 - Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 1: General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance
Purpose: This standard establishes fundamental safety and performance requirements for medical electrical equipment, including active mattresses. It ensures devices are designed, constructed, and tested to safeguard patients, operators, and bystanders from potential risks.
Importance: Third-party auditing is essential to validate compliance with this standard, ensuring that active mattresses meet stringent safety and performance criteria. Manufacturers must provide comprehensive evidence of testing to demonstrate adherence.
IEC 60601-1-2:2014+AMD1:2020 - Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 1-2: General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic Disturbances
Purpose: Addressing electromagnetic compatibility, this standard ensures that active mattresses can function reliably in the presence of electromagnetic disturbances. It safeguards against potential disruptions caused by electronic devices in medical environments.
Importance: Auditing by an approved body is imperative to validate the device's resistance to electromagnetic interference. Manufacturers must present evidence of rigorous testing to confirm compliance.
IEC 60601-1-6:2010+AMD1:2015+AMD2:2020 - Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 1-6: General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance - Collateral Standard: Usability
Purpose: This standard emphasizes user-centered design and usability considerations for medical devices like active mattresses. It ensures that devices are intuitive, ergonomic, and reduce the likelihood of user errors.
Importance: Approved body auditing validates adherence to usability standards, guaranteeing active mattresses are user-friendly. Manufacturers must provide evidence of usability tests conducted to enhance patient and operator experience.
Purpose: With the rise of home healthcare, this standard ensures that devices like active mattresses are suitable for safe and effective use in non-clinical settings. It considers unique challenges and environments in home healthcare.
Importance: Auditing by an approved body verifies a device's adaptability to home healthcare settings. Manufacturers must provide evidence of tests that substantiate compliance with safety and performance criteria.