December 2013 to February 2014
Pressure injuries can develop very quickly in some people if the person is unable to move for even a very short time – sometimes within an hour. This is why it is especially important to implement a continuum of care strategy and ensure any patient at risk of pressure injury is supported by an appropriate pressure relieving surface 24 hours a day.
Download the December 2013 to February 2014 edition of Medistore Insight to learn more about the range of pressure relieving cushion types available and how to select the most suitable product.
all support surfaces are not equal
With the large range of pressure relieving cushions now available on the market, it can be challenging to determine the best type of product to suit the individual need’s of your patient. Patient needs plus specific product design features must be matched to create a successful seating solution. To learn more about the different characteristics of different support surfaces, download our Guide to Pressure Relieving Support Surfaces
Medistore offers an extensive pressure cushion range in support of a 24 hour “continuum of care“ pressure management strategy. Visit the Cushions & Positioning page for our full range, or learn more about the following higher risk and lower risk recommendations.
For higher risk patient, the ProCair Alternating Pressure Cushion is a must, especially for patients who are already supported by an alternating mattress and who spend a transitory amount of time in a day chair or other seated surface.
For the lower risk patient, the two layer foam BetterLiving Pressure Relief Cushion offers improved pressure redistribution when seated.