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Med Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System

The Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System is a bed overlay and pump built to help prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Air fills cells for a short time before getting released. As alternating cells fill and deflate, pressure points get spread around the body, which helps keep blood flowing. Skin and other tissues receive the nutrients they need for staying alive. The body can repair any wounds already present.

Product Highlights

  • Low-noise pump
  • Fits standard beds
  • Affordable
  • Pressure regulator for selecting comfort level
  • Encourages compliance
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Item# Description Size Price

110 Volt Pump Variable Pressure and Pad 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches




110 Volt Pump Variable Pressure and Deluxe Pad System with End Flaps 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches




110 Volt Pump Fixed Pressure and Deluxe Pad System 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches



110 Volt Pump Variable Pressure and Pad 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches - Each
SKU: 14001E


110 Volt Pump Variable Pressure and Deluxe Pad System with End Flaps 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches - Each
SKU: 14001EFD


110 Volt Pump Fixed Pressure and Deluxe Pad System 36 x 78 x 2.5 Inches - Each
SKU: 14002E



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The Drive Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System helps prevent and treat pressure ulcers. One hundred and thirty air cells inflate and deflate in an alternating pattern every five minutes. Pressure points restrict blood flow, reducing oxygen and nutrients to the skin and surrounding tissues. Restricting blood flow for too long leads to damaged cells, or over a length of time, causes cells to die, resulting in pressure ulcers (bed sores). For many individuals, pressure points are not a problem as they turn about on their bed, but for those with limited mobility, pressure points can cause problems.

Pressure Points

What Does The Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System Solve?

Removing air from individual air bubbles reduces pressure on the user, which allows blood to flow. That brings vital nutrients to affected areas, helping to keep ulcers from forming or aiding in their healing.

This bubble pad's design is comfortable, encouraging patient compliance. Constructed from heavy-weight vinyl (PVC), it is durable and holds up to 300 pounds. It fits on top of a standard mattress and has built-in brackets to keep it in place. The Deluxe Model comes with end flaps that tuck underneath the bed for a more secure hold.

With the Drive Medical Med-Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System, you get your choice of a 110- or 220-volt pump with either fixed pressure or variable pressure. Pressure settings range from soft to firm to give the best comfort level.

Drive Medical supplies replacement parts for when you need to update or replace your pad or pump to keep your alternating pressure system working at its best.

System on Bed

Regular Maintenance Helps the Product to Last

Drive suggests checking the electrical cord and plug for any damage or large amounts of wear. Next, they recommend to plug the pump in and check the airflow. The air coming from the hose connection ports should alternate every half-cycle.

Keeping Your Med Aire Alternating Pressure Pump and Pad System Clean

Clean at least once a week.


*Do not put in liquid.

  1. Inspect for damage.
  2. Place on a table or other surface.
  3. Clean the outside of the casing with a quaternary ammonium solution.
  4. Do not use a spray to clean the pump.
  5. Do not use any solution containing Hypocarbonate or Phenolic base.
  6. Leave the cleaning agent on the pump for 10 minutes (or follow the instructions on the cleaner).
  7. Moisten a clean cloth with the solution to cleanse the faceplate. Do not allow moisture to enter the faceplate or control panel or damage will occur.
  8. Air dry completely.
  9. Plug the pump in and test.
System Pump

Bubble Pad

  1. Remove blood using a one part bleach to nine parts water solution.
  2. Let air dry for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Dab with a moistened cloth.
  4. Wipe surfaces using soap and water.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Air dry out of direct sunlight.
Bubble Pad

Troubleshooting Tips:

The pump isn't working.

1. Make sure that the plug is snug in the outlet.
2. Turn the power on using the power switch.

If the indicator shows that the power is on but the pump is still not working, contact your dealer at once.

If the indicator is not on, you could have a bad outlet. Try connecting to another outlet. If that does not fix the problem, you might check the outlets by plugging in another device.

Low pressure or incomplete inflation.

Choose Firm on the pressure selector. Inspect the tubes for kinks and connections. Check for any leaks. The tubing should be straight. Change out if there is a leak.

Time-Saving Tip!
Set the pressure knob to Firm when filling the bubble pad and then adjust down to match the patient's comfort level.


How to Install

  1. Lay the pad out on a bed with the inflation tubes near the foot of the bed.
  2. Put down a cotton sheet to separate the surface from the user's skin.
  3. Hook the pump to the bed frame or footboard.
  4. Verify that the pump is securely attached.
  5. Connect the bubble pad's inflation tubes to the pump's inflating nozzles.
  6. Verify the connection.
  7. Check the tubes for kinks.
  8. Make sure that the tubes are clear of the bed and the pad.
  9. Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
  10. Turn on the power by pressing the switch.
Inflatation Tubes

Features and Benefits

  • Quiet Pump
  • Provides Consistent Air Flow and Pressure to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
  • Comfortable Individualized Soft or Firm Pressure to Increase Patient Compliance With Therapy
  • Alternately Inflates and Deflates 130 Air Cells With Variable or Fixed Pressure Option
  • Air Pressure Cycles Every Five Minutes
  • Premium Vinyl Is Heavy Gauge to Be Durable
  • Built-In Brackets Secure Pad System to Bed

Product Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Drive Medical
  • Brand: Med-Aire
  • 220 Volt Product Numbers: 14001E-220 (Variable), 14002E-220 (Fixed)
  • 110 Volt Product Numbers: 14001E, 14001EFD, 140012E
  • Product Width: 36 Inches
  • Product Length: 78 Inches
  • Product Height: 2.5 Inches
  • Weight Capacity: 300 Pounds
  • Material: Heavy Gauge Vinyl
  • Pressure Setting Options: Variable, Fixed
  • Pump Type: Compressor
  • Pump Airflow: 4 LPM
  • Cycle Time: 5 Minutes
  • Pump Voltage: 110, 220 VAC
  • No. of Air Cells: 130
  • Pad Color: Cream
  • Application: Treatment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
  • Warranty: 1 Year Control, 90 Days Pad
  • HCPCS Code: E0181


  • Non-ambulatory individuals needing pain management or ulcer prevention therapy in homecare or long-term care setting


  • Patients with cervical or skeletal traction
  • Patients with unstable spinal cord injuries

Notice: For the health and safety of our customers, we cannot accept a return on a mattress once it has been used.

WARNING: This product may contain chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This product complies with all state and federal safety standards.
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