How to Reduce Pressure Injuries in Seating

Despite ongoing research, evidence and skills, pressure injuries still affect 1 in 5 patients across the continuum of care.*  

1 in 5 affected by pressure ulcers

Evidence Based Practice

The Four Principles of Clinical, Therapeutic Seating were established as a result of extensive research carried out by our clinical team to help clinicians and caregivers to reduce the risk and cost of care and improve comfort and quality of life for patients.

All clinical, therapeutic seating should have the necessary features which enable the Four Principles to be achieved:

These are:

  1. Load the body.
  2. Allow effective re-positioning.
  3. Provide postural support.
  4. Use an appropriate surface.

Should you require more information on the Four Principles, you can request a FREE copy of The Clinician’s Seating Handbook, a practical guide to seating containing an overview of clinical research mentioned above, as well as the Four Principles and how you can apply these in your patient care.

Do You Require a Higher Level of Pressure Management?

Introducing the Seating Matters ‘Tier’ Range. A range of high level pressure cushions to provide you with the next level in pressure management.

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Book a Seating Assessment

For patients with reduced mobility, and those who are at risk of pressure injuries, a seating assessment is vital. Contact us, and you can arrange an appointment with a seating specialist in your area to support you in a joint assessment, or they can carry out a stand alone seating assessment with your patient or loved one.  

A free chair trial is also an option so you can try it out for a period of time.

Our Seating Specialists can demonstrate how this research can translate into real results for you and your patients.  Get in touch today, we have specialists across the world ready to support you.

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*Note – the purpose of this blog is to give an overview of the product with some tips to consider on its use. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, prescription or treatment and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. For advice with your personal health or that of someone in your care, consult your doctor or appropriate medical professional.

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