Does The Bedsore Rescue Cushion prevent pressure injuries?
The question “does The Bedsore Rescue Cushion® prevent pressure injuries?” is a bit like asking if lowering your blood pressure will prevent a heart attack. Sure the pills will help, but not if you continue to smoke, drink and eat junk food in front of the TV all day long!
The Bedsore Rescue Cushion is proving itself to be the best performing 30 degree lateral support wedge on the market, one patient at a time. Yes it does work better. But it not a miracle. It will not prevent a pressure injury if the patient is not also kept clean and dry, well fed and hydrated, friction and shear is avoided, and their other health problems managed well.
The truth is, most people buy The Bedsore Rescue cushion because they asked the right question. The right question is: Does the Bedsore Rescue Cushion prevent pressure?
Of all the problems one could have that lead to a bedsore, the only thing all pressure injuries have in common is pressure. Regardless of what other circumstances may apply, reducing pressure is always necessary. Always.
As far as I can tell, our healthcare culture must assume that achieving long term pressure relief from the sacral/coccyx area is not possible. That must be why they spend billions of dollars on sophisticated mattresses and expensive caregivers to turn an at risk person every two hours. (at least in theory they turn every 2 hours...) It seems nobody thinks about how to solve the base problem: How to keep the pressure off the lower back.
I'm all for good mattresses and caregivers at the bedside every two hours. But why go through all that then use a support device that really doesn't serve the purpose we are using it for?
Its like using a blood pressure pill that lasts only 15 minutes, then making the nurse come back every 2 hours to give him another dose. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
5 years after starting, I am still here to tell you: 100% pressure reduction for an extended period of time is possible! We should always strive for true pressure relief above and beyond anything else we do to prevent and treat bedsores. Yes, The Bedsore Rescue Cushion does prevent pressure better than anything else out there!
So do the right thing. Give The Bedsore Rescue Cushion® an honest try. Make sure your caregivers actually use it, (and do everything else properly too!) Watch your patient's sacrum/coccyx area for a few days to see the results. Ask your patient if it helps her feel more comfortable. Trust your eyes and your ears.
I am confident that you will find The Bedsore Rescue™ the most effective, stable and comfortable 30-degree lateral support cushion on the market.
Together, we can stop pressure injuries.