Airstream 3

Clinically Proven Pressure Elimination Therapy

The NoDec Airstream 3 is a next generation 3-cell cycle Airwave Therapy* System which provides an evolution in features, performance and clinical efficacy.

Designed to replicate the body’s natural spontaneous movement the Airstream 3 is clinically demonstrated to provide complete pressure elimination at regular intervals, thus ensuring that it is perfect for the prevention and accelerated healing of all grades of pressure injuries irrespective of mobility.

Proven healing rates

Clinical studies have shown the successful outcomes achieved using 3-cell technology with proven wound healing and fewer new pressure injuries when compared with alternative dynamic mattresses. A study by Wallenstein showed that “on average, the wound size of all pressure injury was reduced by 50% in 4 weeks” using 3-cell technology.

Advanced Total Pressure Elimination

Advanced features of the Airstream 3, such as a double layer of ultrasonically welded cells which synchronously inflate and deflate and active vacuum assisted cell deflation, combine to provide frequent periods of complete pressure elimination which stimulates reactive hyperaemia and promotes blood flow thereby maximising pressure relief to the high risk areas such as the sacrum, trochanter and heels.

7.5 minute cycle

The 7.5 minute cycle time of the Airstream 3 facilitates pressure relief for up to 8 times an hour. This optimum frequency is firmly based on research, which indicates that if spontaneous movement during sleep exceeds 8 times each hour, tissue damage is unlikely to occur.

Available Sizes:

  • Single – 1900mm x 880mm x 230mm / Max Patient Weight 250kg
  • King Single – 2000mm x 1050mm x 250mm / Max Patient Weight 250kg

* “Use of the ‘Airwave System’ to Prevent Pressure Sores in Hospital” Prof. A N Exton-Smith, Lancet, 1982, 1288-1290.
Active vacuum assisted cell deflationProvide frequent periods of complete pressure elimination which stimulates reactive hyperaemia and promotes blood flow.
Powerful linear piston compressorsProvide optimum performance of cell alternation even against back pressure of patient’s weight.
Ultrasonically welded cell structureAll cells in each layer are ultrasonically welded together to eliminate air cell encroachment and allow each deflating cell to efficiently retract away from body contact.
Easily accessible CPR facilityIntuitive, always visible and accessible CPR release valve located on umbilical provides rapid deflation in approx. 10 seconds
Integral side formersPermanently inflated side formers provide a firm mattress edge to ensure patient stabilisation and fall prevention during exits or transferring to a trolley/chair.
Static head cellsTop 3 cells in the head zone of the mattress remain inflated (static) providing patient comfort, support and stability.
Ergonomic pump with touch screen controlsProvide efficient access to controls and functions of the system for nursing care.
Auto-control panel lockoutEnhances patient safety and reduces user error.
Auto-adjustmentAutomatically adjusts pressure settings in response to patient weight and position to optimise pressure relief and ensure that staff are not burdened with difficult product set-up.
Comfort controlAdjustable comfort control to Firm, Medium and Soft settings provide nursing staff with the ability to adjust air cell inflation pressures in either Static or Dynamic mode to suit individual patient comfort or clinical requirements.
Auto-timed Static modeProvides a firm and stable surface for essential nursing procedures such as physiotherapy and wound cleaning. A safety automatic return to Dynamic mode after 30 minutes ensures that patients are not put at risk of pressure damage.
30-hour Transport modeEasy to operate one way valve lets mattress remain inflated for at least 30 hours and also facilitates patient/bed movement without unnecessary risk to patient.
Audible and visual alarmsA sophisticated set of audible and visual alarm functions provide enhanced patient safety and ensures peace of mind for nursing staff.
Cable management systemConvenient power cable storage to ensure safety by preventing it becoming a trip hazard and also avoid cable damage.
Dartex cover with welded seamsSoft, easy to clean, waterproof Dartex cover provides a complete barrier against viruses and blood, minimising infection control risks.
Unique anti-hammocking coverUnique pre-tensioned design ensures that the cover conforms tightly to the cell shape thereby eliminating hammocking across the deflated cell and optimising the zero pressure phase of the cycle.
Product CodeAS3
Risk CategoryVery High Risk
Cell DesignIntegrated cell structure
Therapeutic Safe Working Load250kg
Warranty2 years
Mattress DimensionsStandard width: 1900mm x 880mm x 230mm (L x W x H)
Narrow width: 1900mm x 800mm x 230mm (L x W x H))
Pump Dimensions350mm x 150mm x 380mm (L x W x H)
Product WeightMattress: 8.2kg Power Unit: 6.8kg
Cycle Time7.5 minutes (1-in-3 cell cycle)
Cycle ControlMicroprocessor controlling solenoid valves
Supply Voltage230V, 50 Hz
Power RatingMax – 100 Watts
Electrical SafetyClass II, Type B
ComplianceEN60601-1, IEC60601-1


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