Pressure injuries remain a common problem throughout healthcare systems. The magnitude is evident, as it is estimated that pressure injuries affect 10% of the healthcare population, yet it has been suggested that 95% are completely avoidable.
To achieve effective pressure management in seating, the Four Principles of Clinical Therapeutic Seating should be adhered to. These are;
Maximising the amount of contact the patient can have with the chair through the feet, legs, femurs, arms and back.
Pressure and posture are inextricably linked! It has been shown that better posture has a direct link to improved pressure management.
Guidelines recommend that seated individuals be repositioned every 2 hours. This is to increase blood flow and the amount of oxygen reaching the skin.
A cushion and surface that allows for immersion and envelopment of bony prominences like the pelvis, and providing a stable base of support.
Seating Matters products have been clinically proven, alongside correct assessment and provision, to reduce the risk pressure injuries and improve posture and function.
A clinical field trial revealed significant findings including;
reduction in falls & sliding
decrease in pressure injuries
saved on treatment of pressure injuries
View the Seating Matters product range, clinically designed for pressure injury prevention.
The Milano takes the clinical features, the quality and durability for which Seating Matters is known and puts it into an accessible, universal chair.
The Phoenix has been clinically designed to provide maximum postural support and comfort.
The Sorrento has been clinically designed to reduce pressure injuries, prevent sliding, falls and safely increase early mobilization.
The Atlanta has been clinically designed to provide a robust, durable and safe environment, reducing the risk of injury and falls.
The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space, fully motorized chair that can accommodate the varying body shapes, reducing the risk of injury for both the patient and caregiver.
The Kids range of tilt in space chairs, with their effortless adjustability ensuring their comfort, posture and pressure management benefits remain uncompromised.
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