In May 2012, I wrote an article for my Clinical Corner blog, titled “Wear in Wheelchair Cushions”. If you missed that post, you may click on the following link to read the article. I continue to receive questions on how to determine when a wheelchair cushion requires replacement so I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this topic. This month, I will update the discussion on wear in wheelchair cushions by reviewing research that has been published since my blog article was posted.
Last month, we focused on materials commonly used in wheelchair cushions. This month, let’s look at the different types of cushion covers and how the type of cushion cover used may effect skin protection. Cushion covers?! Are they really that important? Well, in a word – yes!
Selecting a Cushion Based on Assessment Findings
Bariatric Measurement Chart