Posture and pressure are linked, therefore the correct pressure management care is crucial for a patient, which is why specialist seating is important. A specialist chair will support the body continuously. Increased pressure in a specific area over a period of time can cause complications within the body due to the reduction in blood flow. The lack of blood flow reduces oxygen to the cells in the body which can result in a pressure injury.
Here is our Premiere Healthcare guide to help understand what specialist seating is and why it is so important.
What is Pressure Management?
Pressure Management is the term used to increase a patient’s comfort and functionality, whilst reducing the risk of postural deterioration. If a patient’s posture is not protected throughout the process, then additional complications can occur which can include pain, fatigue and decreased function.
What is Specialist Seating?
Specialist seating is a tool which offers continuous posture management and enables a patient to receive a maximum quality of life. The safe chair structure increases comfort by supporting the whole body which stops the pressure being focussed in one area.
What are the benefits?
- Conserve energy
- Increase comfort
- Create a stable base of support
- Facilitate normal body movements
- Improve confidence
- Promote wellbeing
How does Specialist Seating help?
Specialist seating helps by reducing the potential for pressure ulcers to occur. The products have been designed to promote equal weight distribution within the patient. Further support can be offered through chair accessories which include tilt-in-space features helping to further re-distribute the weight evenly.
Careflex offers an extensive range of chairs which have been tailored to meet all the requirements needed to support a patient and improve their wellbeing. Their main considerations include; comfort, independence, posture control and pressure relief.
How can Premiere Healthcare Support?
We offer a comprehensive seating assessment for all of our patients to ensure we meet their specific needs and requirements. There are many factors to consider, therefore we guarantee our customers’ needs are met and exceeded. To find out how Premiere Healthcare can support you, please get in touch.