Axiom SP Visco
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
The Axiom SP Visco (pictured) and SP Fluid, both coded as E2607/8, are available in sizes from 14x14" to 22x20".
Feedback from my customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Sometimes it’s difficult to judge the effectiveness of a seating interface; however, the follow-up comments I received were all good.
— Ralph Booker, ATP, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
Two groups of air bladders inflate, then slowly deflate in this alternating cushion to stimulate circulation and relieve pressure to skin and underlying tissues. The SofTech Basic cycles every 60 seconds and runs for more than 25 hours per charge. The system is contained inside the cushion, so nothing needs to be mounted on the chair. Operation is easy: just a single power switch. The cushion is available in 16x16", 18x18" and 20x20" widths/depths.
Designed for users at lower risk of pressure injuries, the Stimulite Silver is a ventilated, double-layered cushion for use on a wheelchair, recliner or stadium seat. The cushion self-adjusts by contouring to each person’s anatomy while equalizing pressure across its surface. The footprint of flexible cells stimulates capillary action to keep oxygenated blood in tissues and to combat numbness that can occur when sitting for long periods.
Amylior’s new CG Air line of cushions is made of medical-grade PVC for increased durability and stability while maintaining pressure relief benefits. CG Air cushions are easy to clean, do not retain odors, are customizable to the user’s needs, and have no weight limit as long as a clinician or provider can verify that the client is sitting safely and comfortably. CG Air cushions come with a hand pump and a two-year replacement warranty. Cover choices are two-way stretch (standard), 3D mesh or an incontinence cover.
Stealth Products, Inc.
TruComfort 2 with CoolCore
Stealth’s new line of cushions features patented, exclusive CoolCore Technology covers — chemical-free, four-way stretch material that offers moisture-wicking, moisture transportation and moisture evaporation properties. A color guide identifies the suggested HCPCS code and function family, identified with a color-coded PVC patch on each cushion. Other features include contoured, high-density foam bases; lateral and pre-ischial shelf contours; and a range of standard width and depth offerings.
Dynamic Systems Inc.
SunMate cushions combine high-impact energy absorption with soft pressure properties. Its slow spring-back enables it to contour to the user’s body, then slowly return to its original shape once pressure is removed. An open-cell structure maximizes airflow to reduce heat build-up, and viscoelastic properties allow the cushion to uniformly distribute pressure and absorb impact energy to alleviate sitting fatigue. Standard and custom sizes are available, as are wedges and contoured cushion shapes to meet the diverse needs of the wheelchair-using population.
Stimulite Contoured XS
Working with a client who has sensitive skin, but needs a higher level of skin protection and positioning? Supracor’s Stimulite Contoured XS offers “Total Pressure Management” — pressure relief, reduced shearing and ventilation to control heat and moisture to help prevent pressure injuries. Stimulite’s unique ventilation system of perforated honeycomb circulates air and evaporates moisture to minimize humidity. The 3.5" thick, ventilated XS weighs just 3.25 lbs. and has a soft top honeycomb layer fused to two bottom layers.
Operating in a similar way to an alternating mattress, the SofTech cushion was designed to both prevent future and help to heal existing pressure injuries. The cushion can be configured to offload directly under an existing injury. This means the client can sit while the cushion offloads under the injury and stimulates circulation throughout the rest of the posterior. SofTech changes pressure distribution as often as 60 times per hour and is therefore much more convenient than doing pressure-relief lifts. SofTech has no cushion size or weight limit, and each cushion is custom made for a specific client.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
The Drive Medical Titanium Skin Protection and Positioning Gel/Foam cushion is designed to offer superior pressure redistribution via a combination of resilient, high-density foam and a dual-chamber gel bladder. Together, these media are designed to encourage proper posture through immersion into the cushion. A middle contour assists with positioning as a built-in leg abductor. The low-shear, fluid-resistant cover helps to maintain skin health, while the non-skid bottom offers added stability and safety. The cushion is HCPCS coded E2611/E2612.
The adjustable Fusion features a JAY Flow Fluid insert in a cushion that’s comfortable, stable and supportive. The contoured base is constructed from closed-cell foam, providing positioning of the pelvis and thighs, and reducing fluid migration in the insert. The Flow Fluid allows for deep pelvic immersion to distribute pressure and help prevent skin breakdown. Add the Flow Fluid insert to soft, dense foam, and you get a cushion that conforms to each user’s shape, adjusts to sitting positions and ensures proper fluid placement beneath bony prominences. A water-resistant inner cover helps prevent bacterial growth.