Patients with severe hand contractures experience intense pain when hand is pried open for routine hygiene or during corrective splint placement.
Muscle weakness or imbalance caused by stroke or upper body injury leads to painful subluxation, contracture, or poor joint alignment.
Patients with fragile skin are at a high risk of skin breakdown due to contact with hard surfaces, or from friction or shear incurred during repositioning.
Immobile patients with lower extremity weakness are at an increased risk of developing secondary injuries due to pressure, cross-legged positioning, or footdrop.
Restless or agitated patients are at risk of danger zone injuries such as bed gap entanglement/entrapment or trauma from contact with bed rails or head/footboards.
Patient needs to be transferred but slings or gait belts are soiled, contaminated, or not readily available, prompting staff to either abandon their no-lift protocols or use contaminated equipment that poses an infection control risk.
High-fall-risk patients with memory or cognitive issues inadvertently stand without securing their wheelchair brakes, allowing the chair to roll away and putting themselves at risk of serious injury.
Sagging wheelchair seats make traditional flat-bottom cushions ineffective for pressure relief while causing instability, poor posture, and forward sliding.
Traditional wheelchair cushions used on sagging seats can buckle or tilt, causing forward sliding or slouching that creates dangerous shear forces and pressure.
The surface of a traditional wheelchair cushion remains static as the patient slides forward from fatigue or weakness, causing subcutaneous tissue damage, resulting in debilitating and costly pressure injuries.
Patients with weakness or limited mobility tend to slump, side lean, or slide forward, leading to poor posture, increased health risks, and less functional independence.
Wheelchair cushions are often lost or misplaced when wheelchairs are folded and stowed away, requiring staff to spend time searching for or purchasing replacement cushions.