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DISCLAIMER:
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

Roho High Profile Single Compartment Cushion

ILC Reference NO 43:62:022
Item sourced from ILC VIC database


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Factors to Consider
There are many things to consider when selecting pressure care products including nutrition, skin moisture, level of mobility, age, shear, friction, location of pressure ulcer (if present) and hygiene. Any comments regarding level of pressure care is a suggestion made by suppliers as a guide to assist with selection, and this may differ from brand to brand. When selecting pressure care products it is strongly advised that a comprehensive assessment is undertaken by a health professional to encourage correct product selection and monitoring of product effectiveness.
As a result of air being able to circulate throughout the entire cushion, it allows the cushion to constantly conform to the shape and movements of the user. This allows the cushion to adapt to individual needs and posture.
Movement within the cushion may result in instability for some users.






Short Description
This cushion consists of a series of air filled cells which can move independently. The manufacturer reports this as being Dry Flotation technology, enabling the user to be immersed in the cushion and be supported by air. This cushion consists of a single air compartment, enabling air to flow and redistribute throughout the entire cushion in response to the shape and movement of the user. It features high or taller cells to increase the level of immersion, and is designed for a user at high risk of skin breakdown.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.


More Details
Material
The cushion is made of fire resistant neoprene rubber.
The cushion can be washed with soap and water or steam autoclaved.

Cover
The cover consists of two way stretch material.
It is removable and machine washable.
Slip resistant material is featured on the base of the cover.

Dry Flotation Technology
The manufacturer states there are 4 principles of the Dry Flotation Technology.
Roho cushions are constructed of individual cells that can move independently of each other, enabling the cushion to move with the user and contour to their shape.
The manufacturer states that the cellular design enables the user to immerse into the cushion creating low surface tension.
The manufacturer states that as a result of immersing into the cushion, forces and pressures pushing back against the person are kept equal at all points, resulting in greater contact area between the user and cushion.
The manufacturer indicates that the design of the surface of each cell as well as the ability of cells to move independently reduces friction and shear forces.

Features
The neoprene rubber is able to be patched or repaired if required due to punctures.
The manufacturer states that the separate air cells facilitate air circulation.
The cushion is provided with a cover, repair kit, hand inflation pump and operating instructions.

Adjustment
It is recommended that professional advice be sought prior to and during inflation of the cushion to ensure appropriate use and inflation levels.
Place the cushion on the chair or wheelchair on which it is to be used correct side up with the air valve at the front of the cushion (located in one corner).
Open the air valve by turning counter clockwise.
Place the flexible hose of the hand pump over the valve and over inflate the cushion so it begins to slightly arch upwards.
Remove the pump and quickly close the air valve by turning it in a clockwise direction.
The user needs to sit centrally on the Roho cushion ensuring posture is correct.
Open the air valve allowing air to be released and the user to immerse into the cushion.
There should be approximately 40mm of air between the bony prominences of the user and the bottom of the cushion (this may be gauged by placing a hand between the bony prominences of the user and the cushion).
Close the air valve.

Application
The manufacturer states that the High Profile Single Compartment cushion is most effective for users who
Are at high risk of skin breakdown
Have no sensation
Have current impaired skin
Have a history of skin breakdown
Require assistance with weight shifts and transfers.

Customisation
To meet individual needs Roho cushions may be customised, such as the following.
Vary the number of valves and compartments.
Vary cell height.
Add or delete cell rows beyond dimensions of standard size models.
Remove sections, such as providing cut out areas.
Ventilation and drainage openings through the cushion base.

Safety and Maintenance
Please refer to the manufacturer and supplier manual for maintenance and safety warnings.
All Roho cushions are supplied with operating instructions.
The level of inflation in the cushion must be checked regularly.

Blackburn
This item is on display at Blackburn Independent Living Centre (ILC).
Contact Brooklyn ILC on (03) 9362 6111 for details.


Australian Standards
For some types of equipment, specific Australian Standard(s) are applicable to the materials used in, the manufacturing processes applied to and the installation of products. Compliance with relevant Standards is indicated by written certification that a product has been tested and assessed as compliant with specified Australian Standards. Purchasers are advised to check with the supplier or manufacturer of this item as to its compliance with the relevant Australian Standard(s).






Models
One Model Available


Dimensions
High Profile Single Compartment Cushion
Seat Width........................................ From 300 mm to 710 mm
Seat Depth........................................ From 300 mm to 710 mm
Overall Height (Min).............................. 100 mm
Weight (kg)....................................... 2 kg


Warranty
Two year limited warranty.



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



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 on what standards the equipment may need to meet, see www.ilcaustralia.org/explanationofstandards.



Place Of Manufacture
The Roho Group (USA)






Display Information
ILCVIC may have this item on display. If you want to view or trial this product, please contact ILCVIC on 03-9362 6111 to ensure that it is still on display prior to your visit.

Supplier Information - click to supplier for contacts details
ADESSE SUPPLY AND HOME HEALTH CARE,   CARLTON, VIC
AUSMEDIC/METRON,   CARRUM DOWNS, VIC
BELLEVUE MEDICAL,   ALBURY, NSW
COUNTRY CARE REHABILITATION AND MOBILITY EQUIPMENT - BENDIGO,   BENDIGO, VIC
COUNTRY CARE REHABILITATION AND MOBILITY EQUIPMENT - MILDURA,   MILDURA, VIC
DYNAMIC WHEELCHAIR SOLUTIONS,   CLAYTON, VIC
FISHER LANE MEDICAL PTY LTD,   ABBOTSFORD, VIC
GEELONG WHEELCHAIR SERVICE PTY LTD,   GROVEDALE, VIC
GMS REHABILITATION (HEAD OFFICE),   LYNBROOK, VIC
GMS REHABILITATION (TRARALGON),   TRARALGON, 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 CENTRAL VICTORIAN) BENDIGO,   BENDIGO, VIC
LINDS REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT - BENDIGO,   BENDIGO, VIC
LINDS REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT - GIPPSLAND,   SALE, VIC
LINDS REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT - HALLAM,   HALLAM, VIC
MAGIC MOBILITY,   ROWVILLE, VIC
SEATING DYNAMICS LIMITED,   SEVENHILLS, NSW

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