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wheelchair cushion

A padded surface for wheelchair seats designed to prevent pressure sores. There are several static varieties, including air-filled, polyurethane foam, and flotation, the latter filled with water or gel. Dynamic surfaces, which require an external power source, protect pressure points by alternating high and low air pressures through a system of valves and pumps.
Synonym: pressure relief device
See also: cushion
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To obtain the measurements, we used eight thin force sensors placed under participants' wheelchair cushions. On a typical day, participants spent an average of 10.6 +/- 3.0 h in their wheelchair and transferred out of the wheelchair 8.4 +/- 4.3 times.
Also, because IPM was not performed as the subjects with SCI sat on their regular wheelchair cushions, it is not known if the therapists would have chosen the strap-based wheelchair seat over the regular wheelchair cushion.
PostureLITE is US Medicare E2601 code verified as a general-use wheelchair cushion.
All study participants had been seen by the local seating clinic and prescribed wheelchair cushions by a seating professional.
Therefore, maintaining adequate oxygen pressure (PO2) is harder in those areas below the lesion, such as the ischial tuberosities (IT), which increases the risk of PU and warrants a multimodal assessment establishing the functional characteristics of wheelchair cushions. The consequences of mechanical pressure on vascular flow at the areas of risk should be added to the interface pressure between the person and the seating surface [20].
Those of us in the VA healthcare system have become accustomed to the great care and concern we have received over the years, with attention given to the unique needs of veterans in such areas as wheelchair types, automobile modifications, pressure-measuring devices when prescribing a wheelchair cushion for veterans' specialized needs, and a host of others too numerous to mention.
* If ischials are the area of concern, limit sitting to 2-3 hours/day and ensure good wheelchair cushion support.
"Sitting Around: Wheelchair Cushion Evaluation and Education in Pressure Sore Prevention." Team Rehabilitation Report, 31-35.
Additionally, your wheelchair cushion should provide appropriate pressure relief.
[15.] Medicare wheelchair cushion HCPCS coding eligibility requirement for ROHO products [Internet].