Overview of the Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation Mattress System
Originally developed by the U.S. Navy to transport and care for marine animals, Joerns’ Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation (FIS) System is a one-of-a-kind therapeutic system for patients with varying needs. The Dolphin FIS System mimics buoyancy with three levels of volumetric engagement with the patient. This helps to maximize the patient’s blood flow while feeling like they are floating on water.
The Dolphin FIS System is a high-end system that delivers high-end results. The Dolphin FIS system benefits the user by reducing vertical sheer and minimizing soft tissue deformation. This system is also ideal for users who have had flap surgery or skin grafts. Because of the versatility of this system, it helps relieve pressure sores (up to stage four), as well as recovery with stabilized spinal cord injuries (with doctor approval). If you are at risk for pressure sores or skin breakdown, the Dolphin FIS System can be a preventative measure to ensure that will not happen.
A unique feature of this system is that once the patient is transferred onto the surface, the system automatically adjusts to the patient’s weight and the surface area to maximize the benefits. The easy-to-use controls allow for the caregiver to adjust the firmness and ensure total patient comfort.
Along with the easy controls, the Dolphin FIS System is easy to set up and user friendly. There is a three-hose connection and a CPR mechanism for easy deflation. The control panel has a simple interface with LED indicators to keep the caregiver informed.
The Dolphin mattress comes in a standard size, with a weight capacity of 500lbs, and in a bariatric size, with a weight capacity of 1,000lbs. The mattress has two-way stretch nylon fabric, which greatly reduces sheer.
The Dolphin FIS System is powered through a plugged-in connection, but has a backup battery that lasts for up to 12 hours, ensuring continued therapeutic support in the event of a power outage or bed transport.
Why We Like It:
What we like about the Dolphin FIS System is that it truly is a one-of-a-kind therapeutic system that has a wide variety of benefits. The automatic system continually ensures that the user receives these benefits throughout the use of the system.
The Dolphin FIS System’s smart control interface sets it above and beyond other bed systems. The easy-to-use firmness buttons allow for a caregiver to change the firmness to the patient’s desire, and the “auto firm” button allows the bed to conform to the user’s exact body weight and surface area. The LED lights can indicate the battery life, when in use, as well as if there is an error with the microchip or another system issue. Rest assured, it is as simple as a quick reset to fix most issues.