1.The pump should be positioned on any convenient horizontal surface or suspended form the bed by means of the hook.
2.Check that there are no protruding springs or sharp edges on the surface of bed mattress that could damaged the air mattress.
3.Open air mattress on the bed with instruction flap at the head and foot of the bed.
4.Connect air feed tubes to air outlets on pump. Run tubing through securing that the tubes are not kinked or twisted.
5.Plug the pump into a suitable electrical power source and switch on the switch lamp should now be illuminated.
6.Allow 20minutes for air mattress to inflate fully.
7.Cover with a sheet and tuck in loosely.
8.Lie the patient on the bed and adjust pressure control to give optimum results combined with maximum patient comfort. ( this occurs when it is possible to slide two fingers between a deflated cell and the buttocks of the patient) NOTE: the mattress may also be inflated with the patient laying on it.
9.As a precaution it is recommended the elevated bed side rails should be maintained at all times while the patient is in the bed.
10.Check periodically that the pressure control is at the correct setting for the patient.