What makes a good head positioner for preventing occipital pressure ulcers

05-10-2021 12:36

Author: Katzengold R, Gefen A 2017. 

Finite Element Modeling comparison research of the ability of a Z-Flo fluidized positioner and standard foam support at the back of the head to reduce tissue load stress and tissue shear forces. Data demonstrated that the Z-Flo positioner indeed alleviates tissue stresses, on the skin as well as internally and subcutaneously, and to a considerably greater extent compared to flat medical foam.



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