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The importance of pressure care management using the most appropriate cushion

News 22nd October 2018
pressure care management using the most appropriate cushion

These cushions are specifically designed to provide pressure relief for those who have high levels of pressure care needs.  The cushions will reduce the risk level of pressure sores developing for people who are spending long periods of time sitting in chairs or wheelchairs. The cushions will help significantly, to improve comfort and positioning, through pressure redistribution.

Why do you need a cushion?

The right cushion is extremely important and can help a person’s quality of life. The cushions help with supporting and positioning the patient.  Considering blood circulation, maintaining constant body temperatures and spreading the weight of the user through the largest surface area of the seating and cushion is vital, to ensure the risk of pressure sores is reduced.

A pressure care cushion will help with the integrity of the person’s skin.  If the cushion is not specifically designed for pressure area care then this could impact on the person’s skin which will lead to pressure sores.

When is a pressure care cushion needed?

  • When the user has limited mobility and is sitting for long periods of time
  • The current chair and cushion is already unsuitable for the person
  • There is no ability for them to reposition themselves
  • There is no postural support
  • The body is not correctly loaded through all the seating surfaces.

Different types of pressure cushions 

There are different types of pressure cushions such as air alternating, gel and foam based cushions.

The range is shown below:

Anatomic Foam-Gel Cushion

  • Anatomically shaped memory foam
  • Increased level of support and pressure distribution
  • Low to medium level pressure care
  • Four way stretch
  • Wipeable cover
  • Non slip base

Sizes available: 16″ x 16″, 17″ x 17″, 18″ x 18″
Size Info: SWL 100kgs

 

Align Gel Overlay Cushion

  • Low profile cushion
  • Minimal effect to chair dynamics
  • Medium to high level pressure care
  • Sealed gel water proof
  • Four way stretch
  • Wipeable covers
  • Non slip base

Sizes available: 16″ x 16″, 17″ x 17″
Size Info: SWL 100kgs

 

Align Anatomic Foam Cushion 

Align Anatomic Foam Cushion

  • Anatomically shaped memory foam
  • Increased level of support and pressure distribution
  • Low to medium level pressure care
  • Four way stretch
  • Wipeable cover
  • Non slip base

Sizes available: 15″ x 15″, 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″
Size Info: SWL 100kgs

 

Align Gel Contour Cushion 

  • Increased level of support and pressure distribution
  • Air holes for increased air circulation
  • High level pressure care
  • Complete cushion and cover machine washable
  • Four way stretch
  • Non slip base

Sizes available: 16″ x 16″, 16″ x 20″, 18″ x 18″, 18″ x 20″
Size Info: SWL 130 kgs

Get in touch with us at Felgains FormAL today, so we can help you find the most suitable pressure care cushion for you.

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