Quick Reference Guide
(For more detailed instructions, refer to
the User Manual)
Pressure Control Knob
Low Pressure Alarm
Power Fail Alarm
Setting up instructions on rear
Run Standby Switch/ Switches the pump on and off. An internal battery will activate an
audible and visual alarm if the power supply is interrupted prior to switching off.
Examples are mains lead removal and power failure.
Once an alarm condition has been resolved, the pump can be reset by switching
the pump to standby and back to run again using the Run/Standby switch on the
H T IN
The green On indicator is illuminated on the front panel when the pump is running.
The yellow Wait indicator is illuminated when the mattress is being inflated. The
indicator will remain illuminated until the mattress has been fully inflated.
The red Low Pressure indicator will flash whenever the pump detects low
pressure within the mattress. An audible alarm will sound. The indicator will
extinguish once normal pressure is reached. Check CPR stopper at the head end
is securely inserted and the tubeset is connected properly.
The red Power Fail alarm indicator will start flashing when a mains power failure
has been detected by the pump. An audible alarm will sound until power is
resumed or the pump is switched off using the run/standby switch.
The mattress cell pressure can be manually adjusted for individual patient weights
using the dial on the pump face. Ensure that the patient is not bottoming out by
unfastening one side of the AlphaRelief MR and sliding a hand underneath the
cells. If you can freely put a flat hand under the patient the mattress is inflated
The patient may be transported on the Alpha Relief MR by disconnecting the
tubes from the pump and cross connecting them immediately. The pressure in the
cells will equalise and the patient will be supported for up to 8 eight hours with the
patient in the supine position.
For optimum use of the Transport facility set the mattress to Transport mode when
all cells are inflated at cell cross over. Ensure that the patient remains in the supine
Alpha Relief Mattress Replacement (MR)
When the Alpha Relief pump is switched on at the mains supply,
the pump will run a self diagnostic check for approximately 2
seconds during which all indicators will be illuminated. The
yellow Wait indicator will remain illuminated while the mattress
Place the MR directly onto the bed base, with the tubeset located
near the foot end of the bed and the CPR stopper at the head
end. The cells of the mattress must be uppermost.
Press the Run/Standby button on the control
panel of the pump.
Use the straps provided to ensure that the MR is secured to the
moving parts of the bed platform.
Allow approximately 25 minutes for the mattress to inflate fully.
Once the mattress is fully inflated the yellow Wait indicator will
Place a bed sheet over the mattress and tuck in loosely.
Once the patient is on the mattress, adjust the cell pressures
using the manual pressure adjustment dial to match the patient's
weight. If the patient is sat up in bed, add 40kg to the weight
To Complete the Mattress Installation
Zip the protective cover over the mattress. Ensure that the
Huntleigh logo is uppermost and at the foot end of the overlay.
Ensure that the CPR stopper at the
head end is securely inserted.
Ensure that the CPR stopper and power cord are clear of
profiling (moving) bed mechanisms or other possible entrapment
areas. The CPR must be accessible at all times.
IN THE EVENT OF CARDIAC ARREST
In the event of a patient suffering cardiac arrest and
CPR needing to be administered:
Installing the Pump:
Position the pump feet down on any
convenient horizontal surface or
alternatively suspend from the bed
foot rail by means of swing out hooks.
To Activate CPR:
Pull the CPR tag firmly at the head end of the mattress
and disconnect the tube set connectors at the pump.
Connect the male and female air feed tubes into the appropriate
outlets on the pump unit. Push connectors in until they click.
Ensure that the MR air feed tubes are not “kinked” or twisted.
Insert the mains power plug into a suitable mains power socket.
Regarding the use of safety sides, always refer to your local
trust policy AND the product user manual.
To Reset CPR:
Replace the stopper securely and reconnect the air
tubes to the pump