Alerta Sensaflex 200 Foam Pressure Relief Cushion
For patients who spend long stretches of time seated in chairs and wheelchairs, pressure sores may develop if the appropriate seating isn't used, but high specification cushions can be costly. The Alerta Sensaflex 200 Foam Pressure Relief Cushion is made with soft castellated foam to provide support while redistributing pressure, helping to avoid high pressure zones in those at medium risk of pressure sore development.
Who Can Use the Alerta Sensaflex 200 Pressure Relief Cushion?
This cushion is an ideal option for any medical facility operating on a budget, and is suitable for care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and residential care environments. The Sensaflex 200 will assist with effective protection from pressure sores for medium risk patients, helping to provide adequate care while avoiding exorbitant costs.
Can I Use This Cushion with a Wheelchair?
Yes, this cushion is a suitable option for wheelchair users up to a medium risk of pressure sore development. It measures 43 x 43 x 10cm, which will fit the majority of common wheelchair sizes.
What Is the Benefit of Castellated Foam?
The foam in this pressure relief cushion is castellated, helping it to provide more effective pressure care. The castellation improves pressure relief by allowing small sections of the cushion's foam to move with the patient to reduce friction forces, and also opens up pockets of air flow to cool the patient from underneath and reduce the risk of the formation of sweat and moisture.
Which Patients Is This Cushion Suitable For?
This pressure relief cushion is designed for patients at medium risk of pressure sore development. For patients at high risk of pressure sore development, we recommend using a higher specification cushion like the Harvest Reflect Pressure Relief Cushion.
Is This Product Tested for Fire Safety?
Yes, all components of Alerta's pressure relief products are tested to comply with BS7177: Crib 5 fire safety regulations. This means that all foam and covers for Alerta mattresses and cushions are tested to the most stringent fire safety guidelines, ensuring you stay fully compliant and up to date with regulations.
Is This Cushion Supplied with a Cover?
To improve durability and quality of care, this cushion is fitted with a multi-stretch and waterproof cover. This vapour-permeable PU cover is antimicrobial, to reduce bacteria and odour, and fully machine-washable so that you can keep your patient's environment sanitary at all times. To make it as easy as possible to identify fluid ingress, the cushion cover is designed with a white underside.
Can the Cover Be Washed?
Yes, the cover can be machine washed at 65°C for no less than 10 minutes, or at 95°C for no less than 3 minutes. The cover can then be tumble dried on low heat (not exceeding 60°C). The foam is suitable to be autoclaved at 134°C.
- Medium risk pressure relief cushion designed for comfort and cost-efficacy
- Ideal for hospital, care home, nursing care and residential care environments
- Made with castellated foam for support and comfort
- Castellated sections move with the skin of the patient to reduce shear and friction forces
- Supplied with a multi-stretch, vapour permeable PU cover
- Cover is machine washable and water resistant
- White underside of the cover allows easy identification of fluid ingress
- All components are BS7177: Crib 5 tested for fire safety
- Dimensions (LxWxD): 43 x 43 x 10cm (17 x 17 x 4")
- Maximum load capacity: 150kg
- Minimum load capacity: 40kg