The Mighty Air is available in either
39" or 48" widths. It offers
two forms of therapy, 3-1 True Alternation
and True Low Air Loss. 3-1 Alternation
is best explained by thinking in terms
of three sets of cells, A-B-C. When the
A cells deflate, the B & C cells remain
inflated. Then the B cells remain inflated.
All of those are programmable from 3 to
20 minutes, in 1 minute increments.
True Alternation refers to the amount
of air that remains in the air cells during
the deflation cycle. In this case there
is absolutely zero air left in the air
cells. This is important because it provides
optimal pressure relief from the very
first air cell by the foot ssection to
the very last air cell by the head section.
Many of our competitors sat they have
true alternation yet air will remain in
the air cells during the alternation cycle.
The remaining air has a possibility of
putting pressure on the backside of the
patient, which could lead to pressure
True Low Air Loss refers to the amount
of air, at least 100 liters, escpaing
from the air cells, through the top cover,
disseminated over the back side of the
body, keeping the interface pressure under
32mmHG (millimeters of Mercury). 32mmHG
is the indsutry standard designated breakpoint
where blood flow is shut off to the capillaries.
When blood flow is shut off, nutrients
and oxygen are prevented from reaching
the skin, setting up the scenario for
skin breakdown. Any pressure map studies
will show the validity of this standard.
Why this is important to us as salespeople
is because in order to provide True Low
Air Loss as a therapy, a blower based
system, rather than pump based, must be
in place. Some of our competitors will
have their equipment priced lower than
ours and yet we are not comparing apples
The Mighty Air therefore is called a dual
modality system, True Low Air Loss and
True 3-1 Alternation. True Low Air Loss
remains constant 24 hours per day, 7 days
per week & 365 days per year. It is selectable
on the blower by hitting the Static button.
Whereas the Ture 3-1 Alternation is optional
and programmable and always able to be
turned off if necessary.
The Blower is capable of blowing 250-300
liters of air per minute. Whereas a pump
will typically pump around 8-15 liters
of air per minute. Therefore one can see
the difference and need for a blower if
offering True Low Air Loss. A pump cannot
keep up with the amount of air loss on
a True Low Air Loss System.