This Silicone Fibre Ring Cushion is a circular or doughnut shaped seat cushion, with a hole in the middle to help relieve pressure and reduce the forces of friction and shear that might otherwise lead to pressure injury. Ideal for pain following an operation, discomfort from haemorrhoids, hip bursitis or general coccyx relief and support.
Pressure injury or pressure ulcers can occur when someone sits or lies for too long in one position without moving or shifting their weight. Blood vessels take oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body, including the skin. Constant pressure in one area means that blood and nutrients are not able to reach the skin in this area. Tissue that is deprived of oxygen and other nutrients for even a short period of time will eventually die. This can lead to very serious complications, and cause great pain and suffering to patients.
This ring cushion is especially good for geriatric or palliative care. Made from silicone coated cylindrical fibres that are specially designed to retain their loft and not to flatten with prolonged use. The cylindrical shape helps to keep air flowing around the skin’s surface, keeping skin healthy and helping to regulate your temperature. Offering good support and superior comfort, the special silicone coating also helps to reduce friction and shear two factors that significantly contribute to the risk of a pressure ulcer. The silicone coating also helps to stop moisture from sweat or other bodily fluids from penetrating the cushion’s surface.
Covered with a breathable cotton/polyester fabric, the ring cushion is flame retardant and machine washable with standard detergent. The maximum user weight for this product is 110 kilograms.
- great for aged or palliative care
- circular ring cushion
- unique silicone fibre construction
- designed to protect tailbone and coccyx
- reduces friction and shear
- prevents moisture build up
- breathable cotton/polyester cover
- flame retardant
- machine washable
- maximum user weight 110 kg