Permobil Launches Pressure Management Guide

Permobil has launched a Pressure Management Guide as an educational resource on the whos, whats, wheres, whys and hows of pressure injuries.

Pressure Management Guide cover is orange and white with the illustrated outline of a manual wheelchair user.

The 72-page pdf takes a comprehensive look at what pressure injuries are, how and why they occur, how they can present, and factors — prior pressure injury history, poor nutrition, moist skin, etc. — that can put a wheelchair user at greater risk.

In its May 1 launch, Permobil said, “Our comprehensive pressure management guide is here to provide you with the necessary knowledge to manage and prevent pressure injuries for both supine and seated postures. Leveraging the Clinical Practice Guideline by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, this guide is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the information they need to prescribe appropriate wheelchair support surfaces.

“It also highlights the critical role of wheelchair configuration and equipment choices in preventing and treating pressure injuries while introducing the significance of international standardized testing.”

Chapters/topics include pressure injury definition and etiology; pressure injury stages; shear; at-risk clients; pressure distribution methods; offloading; immersion and envelopment; myth busters; and what global experts say about pressure.

The guide is free to download.

About the Author

Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at

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