The NXT BioFit wheelchair cushion multi-layer design provides deep immersion, support and skin protection for users at medium to high risk of skin breakdown by redistributing pressure over the entire sitting surface of the cushion.
NXT wheelchair cushions have been designed for comfort, pressure redistribution and easy maintenance. The pre-ischial support prevents sliding and provides pelvic support. The moderate abductor/adductor contour ensures mid-line positioning of the femurs. The radius at the rear provides sacral support in addition to matching the contour of modular back supports. The bevel on the front edge accommodates foot propellers, users who wish to sit with a tight front frame angle, or those with tight hamstrings. NXT wheelchair cushions come standard with an outer and inner cover. The outer cover is an air mesh cover that provides comfort and keeps temperatures low. The inner cover is fluid-proof yet breathable. It is made of a multi-directional stretch fabric allowing proper immersion.
Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be difficult to completely prevent pressure ulcers, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk.
- Regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
- Checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – this will be done by your care team if you’re in a hospital or care home
- Have a healthy, balanced diet that contains enough protein and a good variety of vitamins and minerals – if you’re concerned about your diet or caring for someone whose diet may be poor, ask your GP or healthcare team for a referral to a dietitian
- Stopping smoking – smoking makes you more likely to get pressure ulcers because of the damage caused to blood circulation
If you’re in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers. They should carry out a risk assessment, monitor your skin and use preventative measures, such as regular repositioning.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.