Most medical mattresses utilize top cover fabric easily compromised by harsh cleaning chemicals—and sewing methods used during production punch thousands of tiny holes in the fabric. Both realities create openings for fluid ingress and contamination of internal components—even when the surface is brand new!

NPT3™: The Advanced Infection Control Support Surface

NPT3™ is designed with three advanced technologies that support facility and clinical priorities: infection control and prevention, wound care, and green initiatives.

Infection Control

Wound Care

Green Initiatives

Extreme Polycarbonate
Top Cover

NPT3 is designed with an extreme polycarbonate fabric, which resists cleaning chemicals—supporting CDC cleaning guidelines and higher level of infection control and prevention.
 

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RF-Welded Seams

Instead of needle-sewn construction, NPT3™ is designed with RF-welded seams, eliminating needle holes and providing a superior fluid barrier.

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Mattress Asset Protection (MAP) Liner

For additional protection, NPT3 includes our industry first Mattress Asset Protection™ (MAP) Liner, a barrier that protects internal components from contamination—the ultimate patient safeguard.
 

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FDA and TJC Recommendations: Damaged or Worn Covers

NPT3™ specifically addresses the FDA’s 2013 infection control warning related to damaged mattresses1 and its additional guidance in 2017.2,3 The liner also supports The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals® program to prevent errors and maintain patient safety—specifically NPSG.07.03.01: Reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.4,5

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Support Surface Infection Control Kit

Infection control and prevention education literature, including articles and fabric samples
 

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Wound Care

Under the fabric, NPT3’s 12 foam-filled chambers provide three separate zones of support, with head-to-heel coverage for patient comfort. Vented technology helps ensure pressure equalization to maximize immersion and provide advanced pressure redistribution for all body types.
The optional pump adds 1-in-2 alternation therapy for pressure injury prevention and added comfort.
And the gel-infused, thermal-neutral foam quickly dissipates heat, improving patient microclimate.

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Green Friendly

Sizewise is proud to support Practice Greenhealth’s Healthier Hospitals Safer Chemicals Challenge for Healthy Interiors. Our Envy® products, including NPT3, are designed without harmful chemicals of concern.
 

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References

1. Damaged or Worn Covers for Medical Bed Mattresses Pose Risk of Contamination and Patient Infection. (2013, Apr. 19). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from wayback.archive-it. org/7993/20170722215739/https:/www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm348016.htm 
2. Keeping Patients Safe from Contaminated Mattresses. (2017, Nov. 20). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from www.fda. gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/HospitalBeds/UCM585910.pdf 
3. Covers for Hospital Bed Mattresses: Learn How to Keep Them Safe. (2017, Nov. 20). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved from www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/HospitalBeds/ucm585737.htm 
4. 2018 National Patient Safety Goals. (2018). The Joint Commission. Accessed online: www.jointcommission.org/standards_ information/npsgs.aspx 5. 2018 National Patient Safety Goals Effective January 2018 – Hospital Accreditation Program. (2017, Nov. 15). The Joint Commission. Accessed online: www.jointcommission.org/ hap_2017_npsgs/
5. 2018 National Patient Safety Goals Effective January 2018 – Hospital Accreditation Program. (2017, Nov. 15). The Joint Commission. Accessed online: www.jointcommission.org/ hap_2017_npsgs/

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