Category: Pressure Injury

Pressure Injury

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The ReST Smart Bed Now Features Purple Grid Technology

A collaboration between Atlanta-based Responsive Surface Technology LLC (ReST), creator of the ReST Smart Bed, and Purple Innovation LLC (Purple), inventor of the Purple Grid, brings a new sleep system that couples an artificial intelligence-powered smart bed with a science-based material designed to eliminate pressure by being both soft and supportive as well as comfortably cool.

Avoiding Pressure Injuries

The causes of pressure injuries can often be complex, but it is necessary for full-time wheelchair users to be evaluated by a clinical team to determine if individually configured seating supports are needed. Learn more about seating solutions — specifically primary and secondary supports — that help meet the goal of providing the most optimal seating and mobility environment for users.

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Seating Solutions for Medically Complex Patients

Meeting the seating and positioning needs of medically complex patients. A feature for the March 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Mei Knothe, MS, OTR, ATP, and Eileen Yorke, OT, ATP, SMS.

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Wheelchair Assessment: Bringing Technologies and Users Together

A multidisciplinary team provides input to four focus areas so patients get the right equipment for their medical and functional needs. A feature for the March 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Jillian Cacopardo, MPT, ATP/SMS.

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Under Pressure: Skin Breakdown Risk Assessment

Therapists and wheelchair users apply actionable data from pressure mapping technologies to identify problem areas and form strategies for healthy sitting. A feature for the January/February 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, and Colleen Gillette Smith, PT, DPT, ATP.

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