Orchard Park, NY, November 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Gaymar Industries, the leading provider of medical solutions for pressure ulcer and temperature management, today announced the introduction of the Sof•Care® Bariatric Chair Cushion, specifically engineered for patients 350 to 700 lbs. who need pressure redistribution while sitting.
Now available, the Sof•Care Bariatric Chair Cushion redistributes the patient’s weight using Sof•Care’s three-layer air-channeling technology, which has been proven effective for more than 25 years. A dual-chamber design retains air on each side of the cushion, helping to provide optimal support by preventing air inside the cushion from shifting side-to-side. A stability channel overlaps the dual air chambers, enabling each zone to maintain optimal air pressure while helping to prevent the patient from bottoming.
“Patients and caregivers alike have trusted a full line of Sof•Care solutions—from chair cushions and HeelCare® boots to mattresses and overlays—to reduce tissue interface pressures and prevent pressure ulcers,” said Dr. Thomas Stewart, President of Gaymar Industries. “The Sof•Care Bariatric Chair Cushion extends the benefits provided by Sof•Care technology to larger patients who are at risk of or who already have skin breakdown.”
The cushion is made from smooth, durable vinyl that is easy to clean, enabling repeated use by the same patient. Pre-inflated for nursing convenience, the Sof•Care Bariatric Chair Cushion has two adjustment valves located at the back. A small, hand-held pump is available for rare cases when re-inflation is required, such as changes in altitude.
Founded in 1956, Gaymar produces state-of-the art pressure ulcer and temperature management solutions that provide relief to millions of patients worldwide each year with unmatched efficacy, comfort and safety. Owned by the Nautic Partners, LLC, Gaymar is also a global leader in health education, clinical studies and clinical resources that deliver a multi-faceted approach for preventing or relieving pain and suffering to enhance the quality of life. Gaymar is committed to the development of clinical solutions in a way that promotes caring, passion, quality, innovation and integrity. Visit Gaymar on the Web at www.gaymar.com.
Sof•Care® and HeelCare® are registered trademarks of Gaymar Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.