Clinical Corner

Pressure Injuries: An Update

Pressure Injuries: An Update

This month, Clinical Corner has reviewed the updated terminology used for pressure injuries and the staging of pressure injuries. In addition, the position statements of the NPUAP related to pressure injuries have been reviewed. More information on Pressure Injuries can be found on the NPUAP website.

Posted on 2019-04-29


Weight Shifting and Pressure Management 2.0

Weight Shifting and Pressure Management 2.0

I first wrote about Weight Shifting and Pressure Management in November 2013. Weight shifting and repositioning are important parts of pressure management to prevent pressure ulcer formation for individuals who use wheelchairs. Click here for the November 2013 Clinical Corner article, which contains information on what occurs internally to the tissue surrounding the pelvis during sitting.

Posted on 2016-02-17


Weight Shifting and Pressure Management

Weight Shifting and Pressure Management

In the past, I have written about wheelchair cushions and how materials and product design affect skin protection. This month, I would like to focus on weight shifting and its role in skin protection.

Posted on 2013-11-22


Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Redistribution

Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Redistribution

​This month, let’s focus on dynamic tilt, or tilt-in-space, wheelchairs. We will look at the clinical indicators for their use as well as what the research has found regarding dynamic tilt and pressure redistribution.

Posted on 2012-10-18


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