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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 Visco Cushion

ILC Reference NO 43:61:039
Item sourced from ILC VIC database


MSS Flo-Tech Contour Visco Cushion

Factors to Consider
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.


Short Description
The Contour Visco Cushion is a high profile contoured cushion made from temperature sensitive, high density, low memory, visco-elastic foam and is ergonomically designed to provide postural support for the user. It is a deep cusion suitable for users with a high risk of developing pressure ulcers and is available in four grades of firmness with varying load capacities. A range of cover options is available, all are launderable, waterproof, vapour permeable and two-way stretch with and anit-slip base and a handle. A sag compensator base is available and the cushion comes in a range of sizes.


Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.



More Details
Contour Visco Low Memory Soft
Standard sizes 410mm x 410mm x 120mm and 430mm x 430mm x 120mm
User weight from 25kg to 51kg

Contour Visco Low Memory Medium
Standard sizes 410mm x 410mm x 120mm, 430mm x 430mm x 120mm, 460mm x 410mm x 120mm, 480mm x 530mm x 120mm and 510mm x 460mm x 120mm.
User weight from 51kg to 76kg

Contour Visco Low Memory Firm
Standard sizes 410mm x 410mm x 120mm, 430mm x 430mm x 120mm, 460mm x 410mm x 120mm, 480mm x 530mm x 120mm and 510mm x 460mm x 120mm.
User weight from 76kg to 102kg

Contour Visco Low Memory Very Firm
Standard sizes 410mm x 410mm x 120mm, 430mm x 430mm x 120mm, 460mm x 410mm x 120mm, 480mm x 530mm x 120mm and 510mm x 460mm x 120mm.
User weight from 102kg to 125kg

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.
Provides greater support to those users with longer leg length.
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 Visco 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.




Models
Contour Visco Firm
Contour Visco Medium
Contour Visco Soft
Contour Visco Very Firm


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



Dimensions
Contour Visco Firm
Weight of User.................................... 76 kg
Overall Width..................................... From 410 mm to 510 mm
Overall Length.................................... From 410 mm to 530 mm
Overall Height (Min).............................. 120 mm

Contour Visco Medium
Weight of User.................................... From 51 kg to 76 kg
Overall Width..................................... From 410 mm to 510 mm
Overall Length.................................... From 410 mm to 530 mm
Overall Height (Min).............................. 120 mm

Contour Visco Soft
Weight of User.................................... From 25 kg to 51 kg
Overall Width..................................... From 410 mm to 430 mm
Overall Length.................................... From 410 mm to 430 mm
Overall Height (Min).............................. 120 mm

Contour Visco Very Firm
Weight of User.................................... From 102 kg to 125 kg
Overall Width..................................... From 410 mm to 510 mm
Overall Length.................................... From 410 mm to 530 mm
Overall Height (Min).............................. 120 mm


Warranty
3-year reducing 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
Invacare (UK)


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 (VIC),   CARRUM DOWNS, VIC
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 CENTRAL VICTORIAN) BENDIGO,   BENDIGO, VIC
LINDS REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT - HALLAM,   HALLAM, VIC
MOBILITY AIDS AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY ELECTRIC SCOOTERS CONSULT),   SPRINGVALE, VIC
OMNI HEALTHCARE,   BALLARAT, VIC
SCOOTERS AND LIFESTYLE,   NORTH BALLARAT, VIC

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