Selecting the Best Cushion for Pressure Relief
One of the key items of treatment to help stop the onset of pressure sores is pressure relief or pressure sore cushions. When taking care of someone who has restricted mobility, using the proper pressure care cushion in collaboration with specialized care is essential. Choosing which pressure pain cushion is best for the scenario might be challenging because pressure relief cushions come in a variety of prices and materials. We will examine a couple of our top pressure care products, classifying each according to its best function, to aid in your selection.
But first, let us address a few often-asked questions:
What are the risk factors?
According to the danger of pressure sores, the severity of any existing sores, and the user’s level of movement, pressure relief cushions have four risk areas. There are four categories: Low Risk, Medium Risk, High Risk, and Very High Risk. Every degree of danger requires a different type of cushion, and a medical specialist should assess your level of risk depending on your skin’s resilience.
What Purpose does a Pressure Relief Cushion serve?
Pressure relief cushions lessen pressure points on the skin, often by distributing the patient’s weight over a wider surface area. They are frequently made to reduce “shear” and “friction” forces, which pull or push against the skin and increase the risk of pressure sores. Additionally, these cushions must be permeable to lessen perspiration or moisture buildup on the skin, which can enhance the risk of pressure sores.
What Distinguishes a Low and High-Risk Cushion?
Foam or gel often makes up cushions for low and medium-risk patients, whereas cushions for higher specifications come with a mix of materials. High and Very High-Risk cushions may alternate air cells driven by pumps to move the patient’s weight, preventing excessive pressure from building up on a specific area of skin for a lengthy period. Standard cushions are known as “Static,” but cushions propelled by pumps are frequently referred to as “Dynamic” or “Active.”
Which Cushion Is Best for Me?
We can provide you with a variety of alternatives and point you in the direction of the cushion that could be best for you, however, the final selection should always be in consultation with a medical practitioner. We will arrange our options depending on risk exposure, as well as the sort of seat you will be occupying and the most vulnerable location.
Few of the best portable pressure relief cushions available at Mobility Caring
Sonnet Plush cushions offer deep profile pressure alleviation and opulent patient comfort. The 100% New made in England Sonnet Plush Cushions set the bar for patient comfort without sacrificing clinical efficacy or facility compatibility. Additionally, Sonnet Plush cushions give a greater seating height to make it easier for patients to enter and exit lounge seating. The Sonnet Plus line comes in single- and dual-sided options.
The ground-breaking ISOFLO® Memory Control allows you to adjust the fit while seated and gives shape-fitting capabilities at the touch of a button. Maximum skin/soft tissue protection will not have to be given up to achieving stability, convenience, or posture.
Based on clinical, scientific, or engineering evidence, this product is appropriate for those who have had skin grafts, myocutaneous flap surgery, or have a history of skin/soft tissue breakdown or any category or degree of pressure damage (including deep tissue injury).