Pressure Care Cushions
Pressure care cushions are designed to provide pressure relief for patients and users that are prone to pressure ulcers. These are quite common among the elderly and can be extremely painful. They often occur when a patient has been in the same position for a long period of time and can be seen in patients that have restricted mobility. Without pressure care cushions or other pressure care devices, they are made worse by shear forces and friction.
One recognised way to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers is to move a patient regularly and therefore ensure the same parts of the body are exposed to pressure. The key is even weight distribution, which is why pressure care cushions are reliable and effective, especially when it comes to allowing good airflow throughout the body.