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    Medline A20 air mattress?

    Does anyone have this? Stanford ordered it for me and Medline drop shipped me 2 but with a slim manual that says not much about what happens when the electricity goes out, which happens frequently here, or what I should put it on, not directly on my springs on my adjustable bed? I don't even know if I have the 5" or 8"!
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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    If you have a longer model number on the packing slip, box, etc. post it. It appears that the mattress is labeled as a "replacement mattress." that means that it should replace the regular mattress and be placed on the springs. Sadly you have a mattress from the cheapest equipment manufacturer. You can find out what happens when the power goes off by pulling the electrical plug when it is inflated. Many mattresses are designed to stay inflated when there is a power outage. I am surprised that the FDA has approved the sale of these without adequate documentation. I will try to find more info if you can provide the complete model number. You are in a precarious situation. You deserve better.
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    thanks. it's this one http://www.medline.com/product/Medli...ss/Z05-PF58542

    I haven't taken it out of the box yet because I don't know that I want to keep it.
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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    These are not returnable if opened as you seem to be aware. Who is paying for it, who prescribed it, and who ordered it for you? Medicare has a rent-to-own policy where they pay for rental by the month until an established cost level is reached. Then it becomes yours. If you no longer need it before the cost is reached the DME who rents it to you stops getting paid and takes it back. Many other payers follow that practice. To begin the DME usually delivers the mattress, sets it up, and explains how it works. Somehow that whole process was bypassed. If I bought one out of pocket on the internet I would expect to receive it as you did. You might try calling the company's support line with a list of questions. The number is 1-800-MEDLINE (633-5463). You need a mattress that will get you through power outages and with firm setting that will make it firmer when doing care and transfers. If your mattress had those features the company would be listing them in the ads.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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