Flowform® Bathing Products
Bathing and Pressure Sores
Pressure Sores cost the NHS up to 4% of the total NHS expenditure* which is up to £4 billion per year and are causing increasing concern in nursing homes and hospitals. In many cases, care that is taken whilst a patient is sitting in a wheelchair or lying on a bed isn’t continued on all surfaces which can lead to the formation of preventable skin damage. Patients are particularly vulnerable when bathing, toileting and hoisting, and when in contact with other hard surfaces.
Unrelieved pressure will interfere with local blood circulation, leading to ischaemia and then tissue necrosis.
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*Bennett, G. Dealey, C. & Posnett, J. (2004)
the cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and ageing,
Flowform® Bath Cushions, Bath Mattresses and Commode/Bath Hoist Cushions are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase
Flowform® Bathing Products can also protect elderly patients and become a senior lifestyle solution to pressure relief as a disabled bathing aid.
The Flowform® module was designed to create an effective seating surface which could take pressure away from the ischial tuberosities and sacral area by adapting to the available body shape and increasing the surface area over which to disperse pressure. Flowform® liquid has a viscous consistency and the envelope of the module is constructed with the addition of spot welded areas which prevent “hammocking” occurring between bony prominences.
Sumed® provides a range of Flowform® products designed to provide comfortable, effective pressure relief for these situations.
All Flowform® products are durable and easily cleaned using proprietary cleaning solutions.
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