Pressure Relief Cushions

Discover Shelden Healthcare's range of pressure sore cushions designed to alleviate pressure and provide comfort for individuals with limited mobility. Our pressure relief cushions can be used to replace or complement existing cushion support, as well as for use on hospital beds. A pressure sore cushion is perfect for elderly and disabled patients, offering support and reducing pressure on delicate or painful areas. Choose from various designs and styles, all manufactured to improve comfort and mobility for those who need it most.

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Pressure Relief Cushions Buying Guide

Our pressure sore cushions are suitable for use in hospitals, care homes, and home care settings. They are easy to clean and maintain, and our team can provide guidance on how to use and care for them properly. Here are a few key things to keep in mind when shopping for a pressure cushion:

  • Consider the type of cushion: Pressure sore cushions come in various types, including air-filled, foam-filled, bariatric and hybrid cushions. Each type offers different benefits and is suitable for different patient needs.
  • Choose the right size: Pressure cushions come in different sizes and shapes to fit various types of chairs and beds. It's essential to choose the correct size and shape to ensure proper support and comfort.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional: When selecting a pressure relief cushion, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional or specialist. They can provide guidance on the best type of cushion for the patient's needs, as well as how to use and care for the cushion properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a pressure sore cushion work?

A pressure sore cushion works by distributing weight evenly across the cushion's surface, reducing pressure on bony areas of the body that are more prone to developing pressure ulcers. The cushion's design helps to improve blood flow and prevent tissue damage.

What are pressure ulcers?

Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores or pressure sores, are areas of damaged skin and tissue caused by prolonged pressure on bony areas of the body, such as the hips, heels, and back. They are a common issue for patients who spend long periods in bed or use a wheelchair.

Who is at risk of developing pressure ulcers?

Patients who are immobile or have limited mobility, such as those with spinal cord injuries, are at higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. Other factors that increase the risk of pressure ulcers include age, poor nutrition, and medical conditions that affect blood flow or sensation.

How do I know which pressure care cushion is right for me or my patient?

Choosing the right pressure cushion depends on the patient's individual needs, level of mobility, and the type of hospital bed or chair they use. Our team at Shelden Healthcare can help you select the right cushion and provide guidance on how to use and care for it properly, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Can pressure care cushions be used for wheelchair users?

Yes, pressure sore cushions are suitable for use in wheelchairs as well as hospital beds. Our range includes cushions in different sizes and shapes to fit different types of chairs and wheelchairs.