Repose Companion & Mattress Overlay Set

Product Code: REP48040


The Repose Mattress Overlay has been designed for use on a standard single bed where it has proven to provide effective pressure redistribution for patients at very high risk. Suitable for use in all Healthcare settings, with proven Hospital durability and a 2 year warranty.

The Repose pressure redistribution single mattress overlay comes packed inside a unique and easy to use pump, which enables the inflatable air mattress to be inflated ready for use within seconds and automatically ensures that the product is inflated to the correct pressure.

Repose Companion is a unique device that moves with the patient, combining effective pressure redistribution and safer lateral transfers.

‘A logical solution to lateral transfer’ – Rather than move the patient from one surface to another, move them together.

A patient is likely to experience a wide variety of support surfaces throughout the journey from admission to discharge – some may provide adequate pressure redistribution but typically, most will not. In addition, the transfers between surfaces may cause pressure damage due to the friction and shear forces exerted in many lateral transfer procedures.

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Trolley Mattress Overlay

  • Low Air technology distributes weight evenly and doesn’t lose its shape
  • Designed to relieve pressure on soft tissue areas and provide comfort
  • Lightweight for easier transport
  • Easy to clean and will deflate down to a compact size
  • Helps distribute pressure evenly
  • Repose can be cleaned and reused

Stretcher Companion

  • Reduces shear and friction forces associated with lateral transfer.
  • The patient is always protected by an effective pressure redistributing surface
  • Repose Companion is radiolucent
  • Saves time and effort during the lateral transfer process
  • Avoids expenditure on transfer products such as slide sheets
  • Corner retaining straps fit securely to any support surface
  • The zip has an integral cover flap for added protection against fluid ingress
  • The cover can be wiped down or machine washed at 60˚C Repose can be cleaned and reused


Australian Therapeutics Goods registered Class 1 Medical Device for the treatment and prevention of pressure injury in patients at High Risk.

ARTG No: 169851

  • Contents: 1 x Repose Companion, 1 x Repose Mattress Overlay & 1 x Large Pump
  • Inflated Dimensions  L 1970mm x W 880mm
  • Max Patient Weight 139kg
  • Inflation, deflation and repacking instructions: Please see download tab for instructions.
  • Cleaning instructions: Please see download tab for cleaning guidance

Indications for Use

Repose products provide effective pressure redistribution for all people at risk of developing pressure ulcers, including those assessed as very high risk. Repose is also appropriate for users with pressure related tissue damage – clinical supervision is advised where the damage is severe.


Repose is not suitable for the following:

  • Persons weighing in excess of 139kg
  • Persons with unstable spinal fractures
  • Where body shape is such that the person cannot be fully supported by the Repose mattress overlay or cushion
  • Repose is suitable for use with bed and trolley side rails subject to the bed or trolley manufacturer’s instructions and appropriate risk assessment


If deterioration in skin condition is noted, clinical advice should be sought and, if so advised, use of the product discontinued. Avoid direct contact with heat and sharp objects. When deflated, keep away from babies and small children due to risk of suffocation or entrapment. Keep away from pets.


Clinical Articles

The evaluation of a prototype handling device to assist with horizontal and lateral transfers
Mike Fray and Sue Hignett Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Loughborough University, UK

A review of evidence for use of the Repose product range
Wounds UK Journal, November 2015, Volume 11, Issue 4
SAMANTHA HOLLOWAY, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff

Pressure Relief With Visco-Elastic Foam or With Combined Static Air Overlay? A Prospective, Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial in a Dutch Nursing Home
Wounds Journal Vol. 25, No. 10 October 2013
Martin van Leen, MD1; Prof Steven Hovius, MD, PhD2; Ruud Halfens, PhD3; Jacques Neyens, PT, PhD3,4; Prof Jos Schols, MD, PhD3.

A long-term durability assessment of static air filled pressure redistribution devices in the community setting
Maria Poole Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Wolverhampton PCT Anne Coghlan Wound Care Sister, South Staffordshire PCT

Repose: the cost-effective solution for prompt discharge of patients
Sylvie Hampton, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse, Eastbourne


Product FAQ's

Is there a weight limit for patients using Repose?
Repose can be used for patients up to 139 kg. There is no lower patient weight limit. Patients at the higher extremes of the weight range should be monitored regularly.

Do you have to manually set the pressure on Repose?
No, ‘smart valve’ technology in the pump automatically ensures Repose inflates to the optimal pressure. This pressure has been demonstrated over time (and supported by clinical trials) to be the optimal balance between comfort and efficacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

How should the products be cleaned?
Cleaning recommendations for Repose are similar to those for standard PU covered foam mattresses. Clean with soap and water and, if necessary, with a chlorine-based disinfectant (not phenol-based). The product should be rinsed with plain water and completely dry before repackaging into the tube. Cleaning instructions are supplied with the product. Repose is reusable for multiple patients.

Can the product be repaired if it is punctured?
Puncture is an infrequent occurrence and is usually caused by pets. We have no evidence to support the use of Repose after repair and recommend the product should be replaced if a puncture occurs.

What is the fire resistance of the product?
Repose has been tested to conform with BS: 7175 Crib Test 5, (Methods of test for the ignitability of bed covers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources).

Can Repose be inflated with the patient in place?
No, the ‘smart valve’ technology is designed to set pressures before the patient is in place. It takes less than a minute to inflate Repose prior to use.

Should the mattress overlay be covered by a sheet?
It is not necessary, however most patients find it comfortable and carers find it convenient to use a cotton sheet. If a sheet is used, it should be loosely fitted to ensure that “hammocking” does not occur.

How should the product be disposed of?
Repose is a registered medical device. At the end of its useful life, the product should be treated as healthcare waste and disposed of according to local healthcare waste guidelines. It may be incinerated with other healthcare waste.

Can the mattress overlay be used with electric under or over blankets?
Repose has not been tested for use with electric blankets. Macmed Healthcare do not endorse or provide guidance on the use of Repose in association with electric blankets.

Does a patient on Repose still need to be turned?
Pressure ulcers result from a combination of factors including pressure, shear, friction, and maceration. In common with all pressure redistributing mattresses carers should follow standard protocols for turning the patient whilst on a Repose Mattress Overlay.

Is Repose latex-free?
Yes. Repose is latex-free and hypoallergenic.

How can you place an order?

Macmed Healthcare are predominantly a wholesaler and commercial retailer. TRADE and RESELLER customers should contact our office to establish a trading account 0n 1300 308 184 or via email to info@macmedhealthcare.com.au

RETAIL customers can purchase the product online using credit card payment only. We do not recommend purchasing product via our website unless you have previously used the product, as we do not accept returns for change of mind or unsuitability of product. Visit one of our resellers <link to reseller page> for more

When will you receive your order?
Upon receipt of payment, delivery is generally within 3-5 working days.

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