|Patient: Geriatric male||Dx: Post-CVA|
|Existing Wheelchair Seating: Foam wedge with pommel & lap belt|
|High extensor tone||High risk of falls from wheelchair|
|Pelvic thrusting||Chronic sliding in the wheelchair|
|Significant discomfort||Reposition multiple times/hour|
Intervention: Engage APOD® APOD – High Profile
Outcome: Patient now sits upright and midline in wheelchair for several hours. Improvements in comfort AEB decreased agitation and improved demeanor; increased safety while in wheelchair AEB decreased sliding and repositioning needs. Improved ability to socialize and engage in his environment.
Caregiver’s perspective: “The PostureWorks Engage wheelchair cushion is the first seating product that I have worked with that provides the structural support and stability needed for effective positioning, and it does so without creating pressure. We have used the PostureWorks Engage with our residents with the most challenging wheelchair positioning requirements and it has worked very well. I highly recommend the PostureWorks for residents with difficult wheelchair positioning needs.”
Note: this is a representative example; actual user evaluations, and decisions regarding the appropriateness of a particular product for a particular individual, should always be made by a qualified healthcare professional.