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Pressure Offloading Cushions for Positioning Chairs: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Published on: December 18, 2018
Project Number: RA0995-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the prevention of pressure ulcers while using pressure offloading seating cushions on positioning chairs for patients with limited mobility?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the prevention of pressure ulcers while using pressure offloading seating cushions on positioning chairs for patients with limited mobility?

Key Message

No relevant clinical evidence was identified regarding the prevention of pressure ulcers while using pressure offloading seating cushions on positioning chairs for patients with limited mobility. In addition, no relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

patient positioning, posture, pressure ulcer, wheelchairs, medical devices, padding, sitting, seat, repositioning, pressure sore, seating