Some people may need reduced pressure on the coccyx area when sitting. These cushions are scooped out at the rear, so when sitting there will be less pressure on the coccyx. The front of the cushion is sloped downward to help prevent pressure under the legs. The under sides of the cushion are sloped so when used in a wheelchair the cushion will sit flatter, though the cushion can also be used on lounge chairs. The four corner ties help hold the cushion in position if the patient shuffles onto or off the chair.
The cushions have memory foam on the top with firm resilient lower foam underneath. Spare covers are available in the Polyester and Waterproof material.
Three types of covers are available:
Polyester – 4 Way Stretch Cover Item 172P
This four way stretch material has been designed to wick moisture away from the body and is used in some sports clothing to help prevent perspiration build up. It also has an anti-bacterial finish. Cleaning: Hand or machine wash up to 80°C. Air dry or cool tumble dry only.
Waterproof - 4 Way Stretch Cover Item 172W
This four way stretch material is also designed to prevent perspiration build up, but is waterproof for incontinent patients. The waterproof material has been sewn together so the actual seams and the covered zip may allow water penetration. The material is fire retardant with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities. Cleaning: These can be wiped clean with normal disinfectant or un-zipped for hand or machine washing up to 80°C. Air dry or cool tumble dry only.
Heat Sealed – 4 Way Stretch Cover Item 172HS
This is the same four way stretch material as the Waterproof Cover. It has been completely Heat Sealed to help prevent cross infection when the cushion may be used by different patients in a general hospital. There are no sewn seams or openings for zips, Velcro or fasteners. Our air transfer (Patent applied for) ‘Air-Tube’ will allow the air in the cushion to transfer to a ‘reservoir’ when the patient sits down. After the patient has stood up, the air in the reservoir will return to the cushion. The cushion can be turned over so the top section can be underneath and the bottom section on top. If the air cannot move, the heat sealed cover will act like a balloon. This will be uncomfortable and unstable and may even burst at the seams.
The Heat Sealed cover is faster to wipe clean compared to removing and fitting a normal sewn cover for machine washing.
Warning: Inspect for any cuts in the material or open seams before using. If any damage is found withdraw from use and contact Pelican Manufacturing.
Cleaning: As the cover cannot be removed for hand or machine washing, spray and wipe clean with disinfectant. Seek advice from your Infection Control department as they may override our cleaning instructions.