Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn more about the wound care products Aeroflow offers?
How do I get wound care equipment through Aeroflow?
The first step is talking to your doctor to determine if Negative Pressure Wound Therapy or a Low Air Loss Mattress would be helpful for your treatment. If a doctor prescribes wound care equipment, Aeroflow will work with your insurance company or Medicare to cover the equipment and deliver it to your home.
What is Negative Pressure Wound Therapy?
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has become a preferred choice of care for treating acute and chronic wounds. The therapy is performed by applying controlled sub-atmospheric pressure to the local wound environment, using a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump. Aeroflow Healthcare can help qualified patients obtain home wound care equipment through insurance and Medicare.
Why would someone need a Low Air Loss Mattress?
Patients immobilized and unable to move can suffer serious destruction of the skin and soft body tissue; this can begin to take place in as little as one hour. Often times, this results in the formation of a pressure ulcer, or a lesion caused by unrelieved pressure resulting in underlying tissue damage. Most pressure ulcers are treatable and even preventable. Low Air Loss Mattresses are a proven way to help prevent and treat pressure ulcers.
What is a Low Air Loss Mattress?
Low Air Loss mattress systems help prevent and treat pressure ulcers by providing a constantly aerated, dry sleeping surface. The mattresses provided by Aeroflow offer superior air flow for a cool and sanitary sleeping surface, increasing blood flow and assisting with wound healing.