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Sumed® Pressure Area Care - Pressure Relief Cushions, Mattresses and Continuity of Care

Did you know Sumed® have created an exceptional Dynamic Mattress with ultra-quiet pump and exceptional pressure relief? Integrity®
    • Sumed® Cushion Wallchart

Sumed® Cushion Portfolio Wallchart

Click on the wallchart file below to see the several ranges and types of pressure relief cushion available across the different brands. Excellent for wheelchair cushion  or community cushion selection. The pressure relief cushion chart is sorted by risk category starting from at risk up to grade 4 pressure ulcer therapeutic cushions. The guide includes desirable wheelchair cushion features such as bariatric and positioning.

Click on the pressure relief cushion names in the wallchart to link directly to the website page.

Please note that final decisions on pressure relief cushion choice should always be subject to clinical judgement. For a FREE copy of this Wallchart – available to employees of the NHS in sizes A2 or A3 please contact us at or call us on 01457 890980



  • Sumed Cushion Wallchart
  • A Cushion guide containing information on weight limits and sizes this Cushion Wallchart offers an overview of ViscoPro®, Viscotech®, Intelli-Gel®, Stryker®, Action®, and Flowform®.

    The wallchart is allocated by Risk Category and offers recommendations for bariatric clients, positioning requirements, envelopment, lightweight cushions, and cushions best suited for active users.

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Cushions - Why so much choice?

Summary

Just as we are all different shapes and sizes and are comfortable wearing different clothes and shoes, those using a pressure care cushion have different needs, feeling and senses-Your favorite pair of shoes may be totally unsuitable for somebody else!

So bearing in mind we are all very different and seating issues vary in complexity, it understandably leads to the need for a wide product offering, with different functions and abilities to enable the best seating solution for a particular individual.

Sumed International (UK) Limited has a market leading range of high quality, branded products supported by an experienced national sales team.

The Principles

One of the most important factors relating to any cushioning product is understanding how it works. What added function does one product have compared to another and how does this relate to the proposed user? There are a few basic principles that are used during the design of a product and one or more of these principles will be found in every cushion that we offer.

Envelopment

This describes the way in which a cushion behaves to ensure even contact and distribution of pressure between the user and cushion.

Added function

Which includes the ability to position, reposition, prevent slumping, shear and possibly address issues with the back. The added function of the product is determined by the materials used in the manufacture of the product and the mechanical abilities determined by the design of the product.

Choice is an essential part of user satisfaction and it should be remembered that regardless of whether a product works correctly for an individual, if it isn't liked, it isn't working.

You can now buy pressure relieving products at our Consumer Sumed Online Store for disabled people

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Sumed® Mattress Wallchart

Click on the wallchart below to see the range of mattresses available across the different brands designed for pressure relief. The wallchart separates the mattresses out into risk category suitability, starting from At Risk, up to Grade 4 pressure ulcers.

The guide covers information on how the mattress can be positioned on a bed, if it can be rotated an/or flipped; if the mattress is low profile, or lightweight; and if the mattress is suitable for bariatric users.

The products available are broad and suited to a variety of different clients. We would be happy to discuss your needs on 01457 890980 or us our Contact Us page to find the details of your Area Manager.


 

  • Mattress Wallchart PDF
  • An overview of all the Mattresses offered by Sumed®, including:

    Viscotech®

    ViscoPro®

    Integrity®

    Stryker®

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Mattresses - Why so much choice?

Summary

Different materials and construction allow different solutions to the issues facing those who spend long periods of time in bed.

Sumed International (UK) Limited has a market leading range of high quality, branded products supported by an experienced national sales team.

The Principles

One of the most important factors relating to any mattress product is understanding how it works. What added function does one product have compared to another and how does this relate to the proposed user? There are a few basic principles that are used during the design of a product and one or more of these principles will be found in every mattress that we offer.

Envelopment

This describes the way in which a mattress behaves to ensure even contact and distribution of pressure between the user and the mattress.

Added function

Which includes the additional benefits of reduction in shear and equalization of pressure rather than redistribution of pressure. The added function of the product is determined by the materials used in the manufacture of the product and the mechanical abilities determined by the design of the product.