How MEDORIS can help with Positioning Discomfort ?
The experience of carers, physios and occupational therapists is essential in foreseeing the possibility of ulcer development and pain from discomfort in positioning and pressure care. As a designer and producer of soft micro-bead pressure care products MEDORIS has listed eleven recent issues and the ways they can be alleviated.
- Fingers closing towards the palm which are painful to lift up for exercise. Try the handgrip M063 or, if more severe, the palm protector/handgrip M113.
- The hand is closed into a fist and the nails are cutting into the palm or the skin between fingers is deteriorating. Try the palm protector/hand grip M113 or palm protector/finger separator M112.
- Two skin surfaces become pink through touching each other. Try the limb protector M182 or knee separator M101.
- Arm dropping to side after a stroke. Try the lap cushion M134 which can reach up to the armpit and across tummy.
- Falling out of bed. Try a roll pillow M096 under the bottom sheet, if necessary on both sides.
- In a raised side bed a hand can become trapped between the mattress and the raised side. A roll pillow placed down that side will prevent this.
- With a profiling bed brain injured patients may still thresh their legs and widely available “hardish” cot bumpers are not soft enough to protect against leg damage. Our cot-side bumper plus M221 can prevent this.
- With traditional wheelchairs feet do not always reach the footrests. Our footrest cushion M102 can fill this gap and be soft and comfortable for painful feet.
- A leg ramp can be used as an arm support M062 and a 16-chamber cushion M057 can be folded over to give twice the leg ramp height.
- Where the chin rests on the chest there is an alternative to the traditional horseshoe with a soft adjustable chin support M199.
- Head(neck) support may be better with the raised sides of a ‘dogbone’ shape M195 than a conventional pillow, particularly in a recliner.