Alternating Therapy is the Key to Combatting Pressure Injuries
Pressure injuries can sidetrack your life. Pressure injuries are painful and can even become life threatening if severe enough. In several cases flap surgery is necessary to aid in the healing. Once you have had a pressure injury and or flap surgery, pressure injuries can be a recurring problem because the previously injured skin is less elastic and easily damaged.
For decades, the standard protocol for healing pressure injuries that don’t yet require surgery, has been to stay in bed. Some injuries can take weeks or even months to heal with this treatment.
Pressure injuries are caused by prolonged and unrelieved pressure to skin and tissue. A static wheelchair cushion by nature will apply constant and unrelieved pressure to the posterior. It is mandatory and crucially important that the user do regular pressure lifts to relieve the constant pressure present with a static wheelchair cushion. If pressure is not relieved, circulation is cut off and cells begin to die. This is exactly how pressure injuries develop.
The answer is an effective alternating pressure relief cushion. This is not to be confused with the less effective, even dangerous low-cost alternating pressure cushions on the market. A cheaply made cookie cutter alternating cushion applies the same amount of pressure to all areas of the posterior even under the vulnerable boney prominence and can actually be harmful.
At Aquila Corporation we have a clinically proven cushion system, the SofTech, which is custom built to fight and even treat pressure injuries at the source through our patented technology involving alternating pressure relief.
Our technology is an automatic alternating, pressure relief cushion which is custom made per client specifications. Our unique cushions are built to offload under any existing pressure injury provide lower pressure under the boney prominence. SofTech provides automatic pressure relief every 60 seconds. Each cushion is built one by one for each client and their needs. The SofTech simulates the benefits achieved with a pressure lift and is ideal for anyone at risk for developing pressure injury or who may already have a pressure injury.
The highly specialized SofTech is the result of 21 years of experience and continual improvement. SofTech has all system components strategically placed in the base of the cushion. The SofTech uses a wireless remote control for adjusting the firmness settings and features an automatic start and stop function. When weight is placed on or removed from the cushion the system will automatically turn on and off respectively. The SofTech uses high-tech rechargeable batteries and is extremely quiet in operation.
Aquila cushions have more clinical evidence than any cushion on the market. The expanse of data includes case studies, clinical studies and peer reviewed journal articles. Research involving Aquila cushions offer proof of how the cushion assists in the healing of existing pressure wounds using alternating pressure relief.
Among the notable research, Aquila Seating Systems were used in a 5-year clinical study at the Cleveland Clinic. The healing results attained by our cushions have stunned the medical community.
If you have pressure injuries or are at risk, the SofTech Seating System should be seriously considered.
Aquila cushions are proudly made in the USA and we are a veteran owned company
For more information on our remarkable cushions, call Aquila at 866-782-9658 or visit www.aquilacorp.com