The Kirton Florien Elite Chair is an incredibly comfortable and supportive chair for a wide range of users, including patients who need moderate postural support when they’re seated and those with pressure injuries.
Despite its impressive functionality, the Kirton Florien Elite Chair is straightforward to install into a care environment, easy to set-up ready for use by your patients, and relatively effortless to keep clean.
We always recommend that you ask a seating specialist to show you how to use the Kirton Florien Elite Chair when it is delivered. Naturally, we’d be happy to set it up for you and show you how it works in full and ensure it is the the correct position for your patients.
In the meantime, here is a quick overview to get you started.
The Kirton Florien Chair: Set-up
Begin by sitting your patient in the chair, most adjustments can be easily made with the occupant in the chair, with the exception of the seat length and seat height adjustment which are easier to adjust when the chair is unoccupied.
Adjust the seat height
You need to ensure that a patient’s feet are firmly on the floor or footrest so that their weight is evenly distributed. This will help them stand more easily and avoid pressure injuries and discomfort. Recommended seat heights (from floor): 550mm (22”) as standard; 575mm (22.5”) or 600mm (23.5”)
Measure and adjust the seat depth
The seat depth needs be adjusted for each user. To measure accurately, squat to the user’s side to avoid stooping and hold the tape measure end against the chair back or the back of the seat cushion. Bring the tape forwards until it is level with the back of the knee. Record the measurement.
To adjust the seat length, ensure the chair is unoccupied. Go to the rear of the chair and undo the butterfly knob under the seat module, then take hold of the handle at the rear of the seat module and slide the seat backwards or forwards to the desired length. Tighten the butterfly knob afterwards.
Adjust the seat width
To measure the seat width, seat the occupant in the centre of the chair, measure across the widest area of the bottom/hips and add 5cm or two inches each side. Record the measurement.
To adjust the seat width, ensure the chair is in an upright position. Locate the snap adjusters underneath the front of the arms. Pull the snap forward and twist 90° to lock in an open position. The arms can also be adjusted and should be set at the same colour code on either side of the chair.
The Kirton Florien Chair: Maintenance
It is important to regularly check the chair for any signs of damage from excessive wear and tear. If the chair has become damaged, then contact Premiere Healthcare for advice.
To clean the metal framework of the chair simply use a mild detergent and a soft cloth.
To clean the upholstery use a microfibre cleaning cloths with or without soap. Alternatively, wipe clean regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust particles and light soiling. For heavier soiling, use a soft brush with care to avoid abrasive damage to surface and tepid soapy water. Rinse clean with clear water. Dry with an absorbent cloth.