The NXT NüFit Wheelchair Cushion is a multi-layer contoured cushion designed for users who need a comfortable cushion with good positioning and are at low to medium risk of skin break down.
Anatomically shaped SPS (Selectively Perforated Softening) perforations are anatomically positioned to support the ischial/sacral area to prevent sliding and shear and maintain pelvic positioning. Provides immersion and lower pressures to the bony prominences while supporting surrounding areas that can take a higher load.
PELVIC OBLIQUITY/LATERAL PADS
Pelvic Obliquity/Lateral Pads are available in 0.5” (1.3cm) or they can be doubled to 1” (2.5cm). They are easy to install in a variety of locations with double-sided tape and can be trimmed to fit. These pads can be used as a pelvic obliquity build up or adduction for thighs.
SOLID SEAT INSERT
Slim profile solid seat inserts are available to provide a firm sitting surface and are contoured to eliminate the hammock effect of the wheelchair sling seat
SIT (Sit Immersion Technology)
NXT SIT (Selective Immersion Technology) perforations are anatomically positioned to support the ischial/sacral area to prevent sliding and shear while maintaining pelvic positioning. The perforations are moulded at different depths and are conical in shape. This provides immersion and lower pressures on the bony prominence while supporting surrounding areas that can take a higher load.
Unlike two-dimensional fabrics, smartx3D uses a three-layer technology that includes two separate fabrics joined by a monofilament yarn that creates a breathable channel between the two fabrics. It is this channel that gives smartx3D its 3D structure and creates a “micro-climate” between layers. Heat and vapour move easily through the highly permeable fabric layer. smartx3D naturally offers a four-way stretch which provides enhanced immersion, aiding in pressure redistribution. Soft, breathable, resistant to pilling and with moisture-wicking properties, smartx3D offers the ultimate in comfort.
Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be difficult to completely prevent pressure ulcers, 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.