Anti-decubitus mattress IMPULSE®


The IMPULSE® pressure redistribution overlay system is used as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers up to category 4 (EPUAP/NPUAP). The pump can operate in alternating or static mode.

The complete system includes: pump, mattress overlay and top cover. The mattress overlay is made of transverse interchangeable cells. The system is suitable for a wide range of care settings in hospital, community and home care.



ALTERNATING – periodically redistributes pressure away by inflating and deflating every 2nd cell beneath the patient’s body in chosen time period (10, 15 or 20 minutes). Static head section ensures additional comfort.

STATIC – cell pressure is held constant across the surface and body mass is redistributed over a greater surface. It defaults automatically to alternating mode after 30 minutes.

Impulse is suitable for patients weighing up to 200kg.

Cells in head section are always inflated for better comfort.

The CPR strap for quick release. Single-handed facility located at the head end of the mattress and disconnect the air tubeset connectors from the pump. It enables rapid air deflation for emergencies, handling or storage etc.

In conventional micro air loss systems the air is coming through the micro holes made in cells, but patient’s body blocks the holes and reduces the effectiveness. The iMAL system is located beneath the mattress cells and is not interfered with patient’s body.

Independent micro air loss system reduces heat accumulated in the mattress, which increases patient comfort and ensures proper microclimate around his body. The iMAL system is independent from mattress cells and therefore it does not interfere with transport functions. The iMAL system works automatically and does not require any settings.

Transport facility provides patient support for up to 24 hours on a mattress.

2-way stretch top cover minimising friction and share forces. Vapour permeable and water resistant for patient comfort and hygiene. Attached to the mattress base by concealed zips to reduce ingress of fluids. Flame retardant, easy to clean. It can be completely removed for laundering.

2-way stretch, flame retardant, top cover made of knitted fabric covered with polyurethane. It permits water vapour through and holds liquids on the surface. Attached to the mattress with a concealed zipper. The cover can be completely removed for cleaning, laundering and disinfecting.

  • POWER FAIL ALARM – audible* and visual indicator of power loss
  • LOW PRESSURE ALARM – audible* and visual indicator of low pressure in the mattress .
  • SERVICE INDICATOR – indicates the internal fault of pump.

*An audible alarm will sound unless cancelled by the mute button. If the cause of alarm is not removed, the alarm will sound again.

The IMPULSE® pressure alternating mattress is intended for the prevention and / or treatment of pressure ulcers of all categories. Patients with pressure ulcers should be observed and repositioned. The pressure ulcers treatment should be supported by other accompanying activities (eg. nutrition support, skin care, etc.), the choice of which should be preceded by a comprehensive assessment of the individual care needs of the patient. Anti-bedsore mattresses are one of the possible procedures for the treatment of pressure ulcers. All aspects of care should be evaluated by the attending physician. The above information is only guidelines and should not replace clinical judgement.
The IMPULSE® mattress should not be used in patients with unstable spine fractures. For patients with unstable fractures of a different type or in a condition that can cause complications due to soft or moving surfaces, consult a physician before using the IMPULSE® mattress.
  • Patient should not operate the system.
  • No interference or modifications are allowed. The pump housing may only be removed by authorized service staff. The pump contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not disassemble the pump.
  • Do not allow the pump to come into contact with the liquid and do not immerse the device in water. If the product is submerged in water, do not remove the product, immediately remove the plug from the power socket.
    Easy Turn Technology and Advanced Turn Technology (if applied) must be used only on the beds equipped with side rails. The side rails must be obligatory raised.
  • The system requires a mattress to be connected to the pump. Do not turn off the pump or remove the plug from the power socket during operation.
  • Do not place the heating blanket neither on nor under the mattress.
    The air hoses and the power cord should be placed at the foot of the bed so that they are not near the moving parts of the bed or in other places where they can get caught. If there are flaps on the sides of the mattress to protect the power cords, use them.
  • The CPR quick release should always be visible and easily accessible.
  • The mattress top cover is vapor permeable, but not air permeable, so it may pose a risk of suffocation.
  • Check for gaps that could result in serious injury or death due to compression or movement of the mattress.
  • The pump and mattress may only be used together as indicated in this manual and by PPH “Real”. The correct operation of the device cannot be guaranteed if incorrect pump and mattress combination are used.
  • CAUTION – Any serious incident that has occurred in relation to the device should be reported to the manufacturer and the competent authority of the Member State in which the user and/or patient is established.
  • Failure to follow these recommendations may cause injury, and in extreme cases, even death. For a complete list of residual risks, please read the instruction for the specific product.


Order code: IM100-11021

Number of cells 19
Cell material TPU-nylon
Cover material poliester-PU
Mattress base material poliester-PU
Max patient weight 200kg
Case material ABS
Mode of operation continous
Supply voltage/frequency 230V/50Hz
Power output 8 VA
Operating cycle times 10, 15, 20 minutes
Degree of protection against Electrical shock Class II, type BF
Degree of protection against ingress of liquids IP21

Real Olsztyn

Real is a stable, family found company with over 25 years of history and experience. Our portfolio includes a number of state-of-the-art products. Our anti-bedsore mattresses are based on extensive knowledge and advanced technology.


PPH “Real”
ul. Żołnierska 16 pok. 805
10-561 Olsztyn, Poland
Telephone: +48 89 534 51 61