The choice of anti-pressure cushion presupposes two fundamental requisites: a correct assessment of the patient and a precise understanding of the properties of the aids available. The prescription of such cushions is not a simple task in that the physical and clinical needs of each individual patient must be taken into account. The prevention of pressure ulcers is essential for both the physical and psychological wellbeing of the patient and avoids any slowing of the pace of rehabilitation programmes. The protection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue on the areas of bone prominence is extremely important for those patients who pass much or all of the day seated in a wheelchair. In this talk, we hope to provide some practical advice concerning the choice of cushion that is best for each patient, not forgetting that the final success depends on the maintenance of a correct sitting position.
|Translated title of the contribution||Selection of antidecubitus cushion seats|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health