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Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre (ILC) 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 ILC 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.



Item Details

Invacare MSS Flo-Tech Contour Cushion

ILC Reference NO 43:61:038
Item sourced from ILC VIC database


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SHORT DESCRIPTION
The Contour cushion is an ergonomically designed moulded foam cushion suitable for bariatric users at low to medium risk of pressure ulcers. The contours provide postural support and the castellations in the surface reduce shear and friction forces. A range of cover options are available, all are launderable, waterproof, vapour permeable and two-way stretch with an anti-slip base and a handle. A sag compensator base is available and the cushion is available in six standard sizes.




PRICE GUIDE
Refer to supplier details for pricing

FEATURES
Design
The geometrically formed sections on the surface create contouring to position thighs and buttocks comfortably. The raised sides and back help to contain the body, providing postural support.
The moulded design cradles the body, to dissipate weight away from specific pressure points and reducing the risk of pressure sores developing.
Labels clearly indicate front and back of cushion.

Covers
A Platilon (impermeable membrane) liner is optional on Contour cushions
There is a choice of covers available: standard Kingfisher Green polyurethane water resistant wipe down, Black Smooth, Black Water Resistant Wipe Down and Black Towelling.
All covers are water resistant, vapour permeable (breathable), have two-way stretch, a handle for carrying and a slip resistant base.
Both the covers and the foam are impregnated with an anti-bacterial agent and are flame retardant.

Cover maintenance
The wipe down cover can be cleaned using a solution of neutral detergent and hot water, applied with a single use wipe cloth or can be laundered at 60 C. the towelling cover can be laundered at 60 C.
Cleaning agents that contain phenols or alcohol should not be used.
Do not tumble dry.
For heavily soiled covers, launder at 71 C with a dilute detergent solution.
The cover should be thoroughly drip dried before being refitted to the cushion.

Options
Sag compensator base, which fills the gap caused by the wheelchairs sling like seat.

Warranty
3-year warranty.

Safety and Maintenance
Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Standards
Some equipment needs to meet Australian or other Standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards check with the supplier or look at the Novitatech website, www.novitatech.org.au .




CONSIDERATIONS FOR USE
It is important that the user reposition themselves, or be repositioned, on a regular basis. This relieves pressure and helps prevent tissue compression and potential pressure ulcer formation.
"All cushions must be monitored to prevent "bottoming out". This occurs when the users 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 (eg correct choice and depth of foam), a different product may need to be considered."
Do not attempt to move the cushion by its handle while the user is seated on it.




MODELS/STYLES
Flo-Tech Contour Cushion


Supplier Information - click to supplier for contacts details
COUNTRY CARE REHABILITATION AND MOBILITY EQUIPMENT - MILDURA,   MILDURA, VIC
GEELONG WHEELCHAIR SERVICE PTY LTD,   GROVEDALE, VIC
INVACARE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (NSW),   NORTH ROCKS, NSW
IONA AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS,   KILSYTH, VIC
LIFEHEALTHCARE (PREVIOUSLY L & R) ALBURY,   ALBURY, NSW
LIFEHEALTHCARE (PREVIOUSLY L & R) BRUNSWICK,   BRUNSWICK EAST, VIC
LIFEHEALTHCARE (PREVIOUSLY L & R) CHELTENHAM,   CHELTENHAM, VIC
LIFEHEALTHCARE (PREVIOUSLY L & R) GEELONG,   GEELONG, VIC
LIFEHEALTHCARE (PREVIOUSLY L & R) MITCHAM,   MITCHAM, VIC
MOBILITY AIDS AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY ELECTRIC SCOOTERS CONSULT),   SPRINGVALE, VIC
OMNI HEALTHCARE,   BALLARAT, VIC
SCOOTERS AND LIFESTYLE,   NORTH BALLARAT, VIC

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