Well, if you have been following this series, you will know that I have written about different aspects of wheelchair cushions, such as the material, design, and cushion cover, and how these may affect skin protection for a person using the cushion. You will also know that I have said that no one cushion will work best for all people. This month, I would like to write a reminder for everyone to consider wheelchair configuration and how this may influence the effectiveness of the cushion in providing skin protection.
Last month’s article gave us an overview of pressure sores, staging of pressure sores, factors associated with pressure sores and some prevention strategies. This month, I would like to look at how seating can assist in the prevention of skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.
In one of my previous articles, I wrote about the many possible goals of seating. This month, I would like to take a closer look at one goal in particular – skin protection.
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