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Skil Care Bariatric Gel-Foam Cushion

Skil Care Bariatric Gel-Foam Cushion
Approximate Price: $247

Confirm with the suppliers for pricing and availability

(3 suppliers)

For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Last updated: Feb 22 2022

Short Description

A combination gel bariatric and foam cushion with a water-based upper layer and a high-density foam bottom layer. There is a vinyl, waterproof inner cover to prevent moisture build up within the cushion and a low shear outer cover to reduce skin friction and shear.

Additional Info

More Details

* The cushion is available in seven sizes
* A water-based gel flotation pad works to provide pressure relief and keep the user cool to reduce perspiration that may lead to skin damage
* To prevent the user from bottoming out there is also a layer of high density foam which keeps the user comfortable

Method Of Use

To keep the user safe the cushion has an anti-slip bottom and straps to secure the cushion to the seat or wheelchair.

Considerations

* All cushions must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (e.g. correct choice and depth of foam, correct inflation level), a different product may need to be considered
* The gel cells or fluid on the top layer of the cushion can be punctured
* Ensure that the item is not accidentally placed upside down or back to front
* It is advisable that a health professional be consulted when considering a suitable pressure care product

Place Of Manufacture

Skilcare, USA

Price Guide

Price range from $172.00 - $247.00. Prices vary depending on size.

Models And Options

Models

One one model available in seven sizes.

Sizes:
51cm x 46cm x 7.5cm
56cm x 46cm x 7.5cm
61cm x 46cm x 7.5cm
66cm x 46cm x 7.5cm
71cm x 46cm x 7.5cm
71cm x 51cm x 7.5cm
76cm x 51cm x 7.5cm

Dimensions

Specification Standard
Depth From 460 mm to 510 mm
Height 75 mm
Load Capacity (supplier stated) 226 kg
Weight (kg) Unknown
Width From 510 mm to 760 mm

Setup And Maintenance

Maintenance

The incontinence proof vinyl cover can be wiped clean with a simple disinfectant.

Requirements

Standards

Standards
Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see
http://at-aust.org/home/assistive_technology/standards.html

TGA
Many of the items on the Assistive Technology Australia website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit www.tga.gov.au

When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.

Suppliers

CQ Mobility (QLD - Park Avenue)
1A, 57 Alexandra St
Park Avenue
QLD 4701
Australia
Sales: 07 4926 1071
Toll Free: 1800 20 10 70
Email: sales@cqmobility.com.au
Website: http://www.cqmobility.com.au
HealthSaver Pty Ltd
14/140 Wecker Rd
Mansfield
QLD 4122
Australia
Sales: 1300 767 888
Fax: 1300 767 999
Email: info@healthsaver.com.au
Website: http://www.healthsaver.com.au
Patient Handling (by Novis Healthcare)
12 / 12 Mars Rd
Lane Cove West
NSW 2066
Australia
Sales: 1300 734 862
Email: support@patienthandling.com.au
Website: http://www.patienthandling.com.au

Disclaimer

Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.