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World Wide STOP Pressure Injury Day

Thursday 18th November is World-Wide STOP Pressure Injury Day, a day designated to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention – for both health professionals and the general public. Word-Wide STOP Pressure Injury Day started in 2012 following a meeting of Spanish speaking wound care organisations, with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel later joining and…

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Features or Specifications: Is it just semantics or is it catching some of us out?

As technology has evolved, so too has the technology, materials and electronics that go into powered mobility base designs.  Most complex rehabilitation bases are now modular in nature, meaning multiple components can be combined to provide a solution that is unique to an individual. Some of these components are essential to the build of the…

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Permobil Express Learning – Avoid Cognitive Overload!

Cognitive load theory is a theory of how the human brain learns and stores knowledge. When our brains process and store information, it takes place in one of two ways. One way, known as our working memory, is where small amounts of information are temporarily stored. Scientists believe that at any one time our working memory has the capacity on average to store up to four pieces of information e.g. reply…

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How to set up a ROHO ® QUADTRO SELECT® Cushion

The ROHO® QUADTRO SELECT® Cushion is one of our most popular choice of cushion. For those of you who are less familiar with the functionality, how to correctly set-up or adjust this cushion, or perhaps, why you would choose this style of cushion from our ROHO® range, then this week’s blog post is for you. What is a QUADTRO SELECT® Cushion? It is an adjustable, air-filled, cellular-design wheelchair support surface that uses our DRY FLOATATION ® Technology.  The cushion…

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How do we select wheelchair seating components for the prevention and treatment of pressure injury?

How to select wheelchair seating components for the prevention and treatment of pressure injury? We would like to introduce a new resource, designed to assist in the multidisciplinary approach to selecting wheelchair seating components for pressure injury prevention and treatment. We created this in collaboration with our Permobil Americas Education Team and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) to produce a…

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Is the Headrest Just an Accessory?

When prescribing a wheelchair and seating system there is usually discussion on what are blanket-branded as accessories. When we look at the definition of an “accessory” we find:   NOUN – a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. “a range of bathroom accessories”  synonyms: attachment · extra · addition · add-on · retrofit · adjunct ·…

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When Do We Consider Renting AT Equipment?

Today we will discuss some situations where rental may be a beneficial option to consider. Over the years I have been contacted frequently about renting Assistive Technology (AT) for mobility and seating, from basic entry level through to complex solutions. Interim Use Interim use often refers to short term use whilst waiting for your regular…

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Worldwide Stop Pressure Injury Day – 19th November 2020

This Thursday, 19th November marks the Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury Day – a day to raise awareness of pressure injuries, and to promote education and collaboration to prevent their occurrence. Many of us will be familiar with pressure injuries and their implications, both their impact on the person’s quality of life, and the cost to…

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