Whilst it’s true that in most cases ulcers are associated with pre-existing health issues, the risk of developing pressure sores is still a present danger for people who lay or sit for increased periods of times. The most common examples, of course, being wheelchair users and bedridden individuals.
So what should you do if you do find yourself being affected? Just as importantly, what shouldn’t you do?
Tomorrow the 17th November sees Stop pressure ulcer day take place. Sponsored by EPUAP (European pressure ulcer advisory panel) promotes this event to broaden awareness of pressure ulcers and the damaging effects they have on people.
Please see the video at https://vimeo.com/110944990
Airospring is keen to support this initiative
Karen Darke, the parathelete won a Gold medal on in Rio in the H3 hand cycling. She uses an Airospring cushion on her training bike. Karen is an amazing woman and we have been proud to be able to help her. She contacted us back in June and was worried about developing a pressure ulcer. We made an Airospring cushion specially for her training bike to allow her to keep training hard.
Huge congratulations to Karen for an amazing achievement.
Airospring is proud to be supporting DAD - Disability awareness day on the 10th July in Warrington. We will have a stand where we will be showing our range of wheelchair cushions and back supports and mattress overlays all made from Airospring's patented 3D fabric technology.
Airospring is leading the way with 3D Spacer fabrics replacing foam products for pressure area care. The Airospring products are designed with your health and wellbeing in mind. See http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk for more details