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
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.
Posted on 2012-03-12
Past articles have looked at various materials commonly used in wheelchair cushions and different types of cushion covers and their relative ability to effect skin protection. This month, let’s think about how some materials may be formed into a cushion and how the shape and design of a cushion can effect skin protection.
Posted on 2012-01-04
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!
Posted on 2011-12-01
This month, let’s focus on materials commonly used in wheelchair cushions and how choice of material can affect skin protection.
Posted on 2011-11-01
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.
Posted on 2011-10-03
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.
Posted on 2011-08-30
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