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Choose your wheelchair cushions wisely

April 24, 2015Guest Commentary

Typically, when wheelchair cushions are selected, pressure ulcers are not top of mind—despite the fact that they are very common and can be deadly. Current standards for wheelchair seating and cushions are inadequate in delivering appropriate protection from pressure ulcers. Even cushions categorized as “adjustable skin protection cushions” are not categorized by how well they minimize tissue deformations. Given this country's significant wheelchair user population (about 3.6 million...

Pressure ulcers, ROHO Group

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On the Editor's Desk

This is the kind of stuff you can take to the bank

December 27, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It won't surprise complex rehab providers that skin protecting wheelchair cushions help reduce the development of pressure ulcers. That's the conclusion of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, who recently published the results of their study of 180 nursing home residents using skin protecting cushions vs. segmented foam cushions in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. But what about referral sources? What about payers? Providers can tell referral sources and payers, until they're...

On The Editor's Desk, Outcomes data, Pressure ulcers, Research, seating cushions, University of Pittsburgh

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