The NXT NuFit wheelchair cushion is a multi-layer contoured cushion designed for users who need a comfortable cushion with good positioning and are at low to medium risk of skin breakdown.
NXT Cushions have been designed to ensure that 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.
Anatomically shaped SPS (Selectively Perforated Softening) perforations are anatomically positioned to support the ischial/sacral area to prevent sliding and shear and maintain pelvic positioning. It provides immersion and lower pressures on the bony prominences while supporting surrounding areas that can take a higher load. Pelvic Obliquity/Lateral Pads are available in 0.5” (1.3cm), or they can be doubled to 1” (2.5cm). They are easy to install in various locations with double-sided tape and can be trimmed to fit. These pads can be used as a pelvic obliquity build-up or adduction for thighs.
- smartx3D Antimicrobial polyester 4-way stretch cover for comfort and low temperatures.
- Radius cut rear for sacral support.
- Pre-ischial support prevents sliding while
- Provides pelvic support.
- Moderate abductor/adductor contour for mid-line positioning of the femurs.
- Beveled front edge for foot propellers or users who want to sit with a tight front frame angle or who have tight hamstrings.
- Textured non-skid bottom with loop velcro and carry strap.
- Waterproof zipper
- Foam cushion
- Inner cover
- Outer cover
Accessories and options
- Fluid-proof incontinent outer cover
- Replacement air mesh outer cover
- Replacement inner cover
- Pelvic obliquity/lateral pad
- Solid seat insert
Nufit cushion specifications – inch (cm)
Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be difficult to prevent pressure ulcers completely, 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.