Proactive Seating Program Clinical Outcome
Westside Retirement Village, Indianapolis, IN

Kirsten Mains, MA, CCC/SLP

Patient: ​Female, 92 y/o

Primary Diagnosis: ​Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Dementia, Chronic
Kidney Disease, Anemia, Hypothyroidism

Existing Wheelchair Seating​: Sling seat wheelchair, ​20” without
seat cushion, drop stop leg rest pad

Positioning / clinical Issues: Unable to independently provide
pressure relief. History of poor wound healing. Unstageable
sacral/coccyx wound at 3.8×2.0 cm

PostureWorks Intervention: Matrix Medium Profile Cushion

Outcome: ​Wound healed in less than 4 weeks. Pt has remained
sacral wound free for more than 3 months

Quality Outcome Measures Impacted: ​Wounds

Feedback from​ Therapist: ​“Initially, our wound nurse was reluctant
to try the Matrix cushion given the patient’s history of prolonged
wound healing and the nurse’s affinity for air cushions. Given the very
positive outcome and quick wound healing with this patient, she is
now a believer in the Matrix.”

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.

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