AAT GB pressure ulcer cushions
In line with Stop Pressure Ulcer Day today postural support specialists AAT GB have highlighted a combination of new technologies to avoid occurrence in the first place, which could potentially reduce the daily £1.4 million cost to the NHS.

AAT GB states that its Stabilo range of vacuum postural support cushions is mouldable and reformable to avoid any pressure points occurring.

The technology is being fine-tuned with the introduction of pressure-mapping, so any potential trigger points can be eliminated from the outset.

Peter Wingrave, AAT GB Sales Director said that using appropriate therapeutic devices is central to the Stop the Pressure campaign’s ethos.

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“Many existing postural supports are solid/ fixed systems,” he said. “Our vacuum system works differently, dispersing the body weight evenly across the surface and therefore avoiding any pressure points.

“And just to be safe, we can map the weight-bearing surface, to ensure there are no pressure points.

“The technology also means one cushion can be infinitely and minutely adjusted to each user, with the finite ability to precisely adjust, even raising just one hip, for example.

“Thus the system can accommodate changes in the person’s condition- or even different users- without the need for costly reconfigurations inherent with fixed-mould supports.”

AAT’s vacuum support system centres around a range of “beanbag” cushions, for sitting, lying, sleeping, bathing. When the air is removed from the cushion via an easily-attached pump, the “beans” set into place, perfectly mirroring the body contours whilst providing correct postural support.

Manufactured from neoprene, the cushions are waterproof so can be easily disinfected, and wiped clean.

AAT provides full training so care providers can optimise value and service provision.

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