Low-G® Frequently Asked Questions


What size bed will the Low-G overlay fit?

The standard Low-G mattress overlay is designed to fit a standard size hospital bed. The standard Low-G measures approximately 36" wide by 75" long by 1" thick. Overlay is also available in 42" x 75" and 30" x 75".

Are there any specific bedding requirements for the Low-G

No, The standard Low-G has a low-profile, approximately 1" thick, that will not interfere with existing bedding.

Is the Low-G waterproof?

Yes it is. The Low-G has a patented surface structure that keeps moisture out while allowing the overlay to breathe and dissipate heat.

How do you clean the overlay?

Overlay can be cleaned with ordinary bleach based cleaning products. If the overlay becomes soiled the entire surface (top, bottom, and sides) should be thoroughly cleaned before returning to service.

Does it matter which side is up?

No, Both sides of the Low-G have the procetive surface coating, so it does not matter which side is facing up.

What are the weight limits of the Low-G mattress overlay?

The standard Low-G mattress overlay will support patients weighing up to 350 pounds. For bariatric patients, two overlays may be stacked for patients over 350 pounds.

Can the Low-G be installed on a hard surface?

No, The Low-G was designed to be installed on a mattress surface.

What are the operating requirements of the Low-G?

None, the Low-G is a non-powered flotation-therapy mattress overlay. It does not require a power source or air supply for operation. The Low-G is an entirely self-contained unit and does not require inflation or periodic adjustment.

Our facility has 50 beds. How many mattress overlays do we need?

Ideally you have a Low-G overlay for every bed in use. This ensures protection for every patient and eliminates the need to transfer overlays around on a case-by-case basis. Low-profile design, approximately 1" thick, does not interfere with existing bedding.

Are there any usage precautions?

The overlay should be used directly under one bed sheet.

What are the care and maintenance requirements?

The Low-G overlay should be cleaned with ordinary bleach-based cleaning products after each patient. While changing bedding, the surface of the Low-G should be inspected for cuts, tears, and abrasions. Small tears and cuts can be easily repaired. Larger areas of damage may require product replacement.

How do I store my Low-G while not in use?

Unlike conventional mattress overlays, one of the advantages of the Low-G is that you don't need to store it. The overlay should be deployed and left in place. For temporary storage, store the Low-G flat or rolled up. Folding the overlay will cause tears to form on the surface. If the Low-G has been compressed, allow 5 to 10 minutes for the overlay to return to its full thickness. Avoid sharp objects.