Quick Reference Guide
This Quick Reference Guide has been produced to assist Healthcare Professionals and other users
with only the functional aspects of the system. The guide does not replace the general safety warnings,
cautions and recommendations provided in the product instructions for use, part number 647901.
Refer to the product instructions for use before using this product.
• The Bari-Breeze mattress is designed for patients weighing up to 455 kg (1000 lb).
• The Bari-Breeze systems are indicated for the prevention and/or management of all categories of
pressure ulcer, when combined with an individualised, comprehensive pressure ulcer protocol.
Contraindication: Do not use Bari-Breeze systems for patients with unstable spinal fractures.
Caution: If patients have other unstable fractures, or conditions which may be complicated by a soft or moving
surface, advice should be sought from an appropriate clinician before use.
Standby - When the pump has power but is in Standby mode, the 7 segment LED display will show a single bar.
Power/Standby - Press the Power/Standby button to turn the pump on.
Max Flow - Press
when it is active.
to enable maximum air flow from the pump. A blue indicator on the button will show
Turn Options - The
button selects the turn settings of the mattress. Each press of the button selects the
next setting. For example, to change the mattress from Bi-lateral Turn ( ) to Static ( ) position, press the
button twice until is selected.
In Left Turn ( ) mode the right air cushions in the mattress will be held at a constant high pressure, and the
left air cushions will be held at a constant low pressure. This process is reversed for the Right Turn ( ) mode.
is selected, the system will alternate between left and right turn, stopping in the central position.
During this time the display will show to indicate the system is in the centralising phase.
Turn Times - The time selected for the turn is the duration (in minutes) the mattress will remain in each
position during the selected turn sequence.
Turn Angle - Four settings are available to select the amount of turn given to the patient. These are selected
using the turn angle button
, where 4/4 is equal to approximately 40 degrees.
Comfort Control Level - These controls adjust the firmness of the mattress. The button reduces the pressure
setting, and the
button increases it. The current comfort level (1-9) will be displayed on the LED display.
Lock Out - Pump functions (including power/standby) can be locked out to prevent unintentional change of
modality / cell pressures. To activate, press the lock button for approximately 2-3 seconds until the blue LED
illuminates. To deactivate, press and hold the lock out button until the LED turns off.
Power Fail - In the event of a power fail situation, the pump will alert the carer by flashing the amber Power
Fail LED and sounding the buzzer. Once the power is restored to the pump the alarm will cease and the pump
will return to its previous operating settings.
Low Pressure - In the event of hose disconnection, an and will alternate on the LED display (representing
“Low Pressure”) while the buzzer sounds to alert the carer to the alarm condition. Once the hose is reconnected,
the alarm will cease and the pump resume its previous therapy settings.
1. NPUAP/EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Guideline, 2009.
Before using the Bari-Breeze mattress replacement system, remove
any other mattress from the bed.
When installing the Bari-Breeze mattress, place the mattress
directly on the bed frame.
There are sixteen nylon black straps with buckles on the base
of the mattress. Loop each strap around the bed frame and
fasten it securely to the bed frame using the buckle.
Make sure that the tubeset end of the mattress is at the
foot end of the bed.
Attach the mattress to the movable parts of the bed
Open the hooks on the back of the pump and suspend the pump
from the bed foot rail. If the bed you are using does not have
a foot rail, place the pump upright on its base on a flat surface
underneath the bed near the foot of the bed frame.
Plug the mains power cord into the pump. Insert the mains
power plug into a suitable mains power socket.
Securely attach the pump connector onto the pump until it
clicks, and make sure the air plug for the side bolsters and
base air pad is secure.
If not already fitted, place the protective cover over the mattress
and secure in position. Make sure the ArjoHuntleigh logo is
uppermost and at the foot end of the mattress.
Make sure that the mains power cable is positioned to avoid causing
a trip or other hazard, and is clear of moving bed mechanisms or
other possible entrapment areas.
Pressing the Max Flow
button sets the pump to maximum
flow, fully inflating the mattress and overriding the comfort
control. This feature is only available in static mode.
If pressed during Turn mode, it will revert the system to
Static mode and return the patient to a central position.
Max Flow inflates the mattress to maximum pressure for
15 minutes. A blue indicator on the button will show when it
is active and an is shown in the LED display.
To cancel Max Flow and to enter Turn mode settings, press
the Max Flow
button once. To continue Max Flow for
more than 15 minutes, press
once to cancel, and quickly
again to enter Max Flow for a further 15 minutes. After 15
minutes, Max Flow is automatically cancelled.
To enter uni-lateral mode, press the
button to cycle
through until or is selected. This is confirmed by the
illuminated blue indicator.
To enter bi-lateral Turn mode, press the
selected. This is confirmed by the illuminated blue indicator.
To set therapy turn times, press the
button until the
desired time is indicated, this is confirmed by the illuminated
Initial Power Up
Press the power/standby button to turn the pump on. An audible beep
will sound. The system will go into a start up cycle for 30 seconds,
during which time the pump will rapidly inflate the mattress. During
this process the 7 segment display will alternate between ‘b‘ and
‘f‘ to indicate bolster fill.
Once the mattress is fully inflated and with the patient in position,
adjust the comfort controls to the desired level.
Adjust if necessary to make sure the patient does not sink through
to the base air pad.
Recommended Pressure Settings
IN THE EVENT OF CARDIAC ARREST
To Activate the CPR
Located on the right hand side of the pump is a CPR
device marked with an arrow. In the event of cardiac
arrest, press the two quick release catches on the
tubeset/pump connector, and simultaneously pull the
hose away from the pump.
For extra firm support during patient handling or nursing procedures,
it is recommended to set the mattress pressure to maximum by
When the backrest is raised and the patient is in a semi-recumbent
position, it is recommended to press the Max Flow
increase the pressure/comfort level accordingly to make sure the
patient does not bottom out.
Regarding the use of safety sides, always refer to your local
trust policy AND the product instructions for use.
To Reset the CPR
Reconnect the tubeset to the pump.
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