TOTAL PRESSURE MANAGEMENT
- The Stimulite Classic Cushion utilizes flexible, lightweight honeycomb to provide excellent pressure relief and unsurpassed comfort. Three layers of honeycomb – each a different stiffness – enable bony protuberances to sink freely into the cushion while supporting the surrounding anatomy. The result: a remarkable form of internal contouring (1) that provides uniform load distribution and exceptional stability. Stiffer honeycomb is used to create internal side bolsters (2) for added support.
- Weighing less than 3 pounds (3), the Stimulite Classic Cushion is made from thermoplastic urethane, a medical grade material that is antifungal and antibacterial, so the cushion naturally resists odor. Both the honeycomb cushion and its cover are machine washable and can even be placed in the dryer (4). Ideal for incontinence, Stimulite cushions can be used with a Stimulite incontinence pad (5) (optional). The pad is placed beneath the inside the cover, allowing fluid to drain through the cushion while keeping the skin dry at all times.
- Stimulite cushions combat decubitus with their unique approach to Total Pressure Management. Pressure, sharing, and maceration–softening of the skin due to moisture–are the primary causes of decubitus. Stimulite cushions relieve pressure, reduce shearing, and resolve the problem of maceration. All Stimulite cushions feature a perforated honeycomb (6) which allows air to circulate and moisture to evaporate. A breathable cover fabric and side vents (7) complete the Stimulite ventilation system and keep the user cool and dry. By controlling temperature and moisture, Stimulite cushions combat skin maceration. They are the only cushions that address all causes of decubitus to provide Total Pressure Management.
Total Pressure Management-- Maceration Resistance
Skin maceration is softening of the skin as a result of continual exposure to bodily fluids or moisture. Severely softened or macerated skin is less tolerant of pressure and can lead to breakdown. Stimulite honeycomb is perforated, allowing air to circulate through the cushion and moisture to evaporate. A breathable cover wicks away moisture and helps keep the skin dry. Both the Stimulite cushion and its cover are machine washable and dryer safe, making it easy to maintain good skin hygiene.
Total Pressure Management--Pressure Relief
Honeycomb structure provides uniform load distribution. Stimulite cushions relieve pressure by distributing it away from hot spots. As a result, bony protuberances “feel ” the same pressure as the surrounding anatomy. The Stimulite Classic Cushion’s multilayered honeycomb construction–each layer a different stiffness–provides internal contouring, allowing the user’s weight to be distributed over a much wider area as compared to most pressure relief cushions.
Total Pressure Management-- Shear Force Reduction
The horizontal stiffness of a cushion material determines both its shear resistance and its stability. Too much stiffness increases shear forced, while too little decreases stability. The three-layered Stimulite cushion minimizes shearing without sacrificing stability. The compliant top layer has a low horizontal stiffness for reduced shear forces against the skin. The two bottom layers have a higher horizontal stiffness for optimal stability. The cushion’s stretchable cover works in conjunction with the honeycomb to diffuse lateral forces against the skin.
Stimulite Classic Cushion
The stimulite Classic Cushion is a lightweight, maintenance-free cushion that provides excellent pressure relief. It offers the added convenience of machine washability, making it ideal for the incontinent user. The multilayered honeycombs a remarkable form of interval contouring for stability and uniform weight distribution. Perforated honeycomb allows air to circulate through the cushion and moisture to evaporate, keeping the user cool and dry. This unique ventilation system reduces skin maceration and facilitates Total Pressure Management.
Various sizes between 14 and 20 inches are also available. For custom and oversize cushions or to order, call +886-2-2955-5104.
These three incontinence pad sizes fit all Stimulite Classic and Classic/Sling Cushions. To order, call +886-2-2955-5104.
Stimulite Classic/Sling Cushion
Designed for the highly slung, vinyl seat wheelchairs, the Stimulite Classic/Sling Cushion offers the same benefits as the flat bottom Stimulite cushion. Its shaped base eliminated the need for a board to level the seating surface.
A quick measurement of the user’s wheelchair will help determine if a sling bottom cushion is required. Place a straightedge across the seat rails of the wheelchair and measure the distance from the center of the straightedge to the bottom of the sling. The Stimulite Classic/Sling Cushion is recommended if the depth is over 1 inch.