Viscoelastic total top layer
4-way stretch top fabric
Fluid-resistant inner liner
For the active client, the Solution has a contoured, wrap and lift base designed with high density, high resiliency (HR) polyurethane foam that redistributes weight away from areas vulnerable to skin breakdown. This, along with a twin-cell gel well, dual viscoelastic foam layers, 4-way stretch top fabric, pliable urethane fluid-resistant inner liner and non-slip bottom, offers pressure management, positioning and long-lasting comfort.
Each Synergy cushion is developed to offer moderate to exceptional pressure management, positioning, comfort and pressure reduction using material combinations such as gel, foams and air cells. This cushion provides a moisture-wicking four-way stretch cover, an inner liner for incontinence and to reduce shear, and a viscoelastic total top layer.
Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be difficult to prevent pressure ulcers completely, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk.
- Regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
- Checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – your care team will do this if you’re in a hospital or care home
- Have a healthy, balanced diet that contains enough protein and a good variety of vitamins and minerals – if you’re concerned about your diet or caring for someone whose diet may be poor, ask your GP or healthcare team for a referral to a dietitian
- Stopping smoking – smoking makes you more likely to get pressure ulcers because of the damage caused to blood circulation
If you’re in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers. They should carry out a risk assessment, monitor your skin and use preventative measures, such as regular repositioning.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.