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A lightweight, non-adjustable, air-foam flotation cushion which has a built in air-release device that automatically releases a portion of air when the user sits on the cushion. Manufacturer states the cushion is suitable for users at medium risk of developing pressure areas. Available in 7 paediatric and 11 adult sizes.

General Details

Caution: Pressure Cushions & Mattresses

• All pressure reduction products must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion or mattress. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (e.g. correct inflation levels), a different product may need to be considered.

• Sometimes, due to the user deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.

• There are many things to consider when selecting pressure care products including nutrition, skin moisture, level of mobility, age shear, friction, location of pressure ulcer (if present) and hygiene. Any comments regarding level of pressure care is a suggestion made by suppliers as a guide to assist with selection, and this may differ from brand to brand. When selecting pressure care products it is strongly advised that a comprehensive assessment is undertaken by a health professional to encourage correct product selection and monitoring of product effectiveness.

Extra product information

Materials
The cushion consists of Reflex foam bonded to a puncture and water resistant polyester fabric and has a built in air-release device.

Cover
Removable, machine washable incontinence cover.
Non-slip underside with hook and loop.

Features
The foam in the sacral-ischial area of the cushion is perforated to allow maximum pressure reduction in this area.
The foam conforms to the users and the users weight is distributed over the surface of the cushion.
A built in air-release device automatically releases a portion of air when the users sits on the cushion.
The air-release device allows a fixed amount of immersion and prevents bottoming out.
When weight is taken off the cushion, it automatically re-inflates.

Application
Supplier states that the cushion is suitable for users at medium risk of developing pressure areas.

Factors to Consider

There are many things to consider when selecting pressure care products including nutrition, skin moisture, level of mobility, age shear, friction, location of pressure ulcer (if present) and hygiene. Any comments regarding level of pressure care is a suggestion made by suppliers as a guide to assist with selection, and this may differ from brand to brand. When selecting pressure care products it is strongly advised that a comprehensive assessment is undertaken by a health professional to encourage correct product selection and monitoring of product effectiveness.

All cushions must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (eg. correct choice and depth of foam, correct inflation level), a different product may need to be considered.
It is also important to ensure that the item is not accidentally placed upside down or back to front.

Options

Solid seat base insert
Varilite drop base

Maintenance

Once a week, allow the cushion to fully inflate overnight with all valves open.
Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Manufacturer/Country

Varilite / USA

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Reflex: Reflex

  • Height Overall 85 mm
  • Depth Overall 300.0, 350.0, 380.0, 400.0, 425.0, 450.0, or 500.0 mm
  • Width Overall 300.0, 350.0, 380.0, 400.0, 425.0, 450.0, or 500.0 mm
  • Depth of Cut Out
  • Width of Cut Out
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated)
  • Weight Overall

Suppliers (12)

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HealthCare Innovations Australia Pty Ltd (Salisbury South, Salisbury South Bc)

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