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Turning Through the Ages

Since the days of Florence Nightingale, nurses have been turning people who are at risk of developing bedsores. Yet unfortunately, many people are sent home without much training or education on why it works, or how to do it properly.

Why Do Pressure Ulcers Occur Where They Do?

As simple as it sounds, removing pressure and keeping the pressure off to the sacrum/coccyx is not easy.

The reason 90% of all pressure injuries occur on the trunk area around sacrum/coccyx/buttocks and the heels is because when we are laying down normally, these spots are naturally supporting a lot of our body weight.

Since there is particularly high pressure and the skin is thinner and over the hard bones in these areas, the blood circulation gets “pinched off” much more easily.

Why do Pressure Ulcers (aka bedsores) occur?

Bedsores are a complication of many difference health conditions. But although the specific circumstances can vary greatly from person to person, all pressure ulcers have one thing in common: Pressure.

When there is excessive pressure on the skin for an extended period of time, the blood circulation to the skin gets cut off and eventually causes wounds. How much pressure and for how long it takes to cause the damage vary greatly, depending on the persons health and the health of the skin and circulation.

Step 1: Remove The Pressure

Because the root cause of all bedsores is pressure, the most important treatment is to remove the pressure.

Pressure reduction helps to re-circulate the area with blood flow, giving the skin and tissues the best possible environment for prevention and healing to take place.

When it comes to sacrum/coccyx/buttocks pressure ulcers, we recommend a person be turned and rest at an angle that is about 30 degrees lateral turned position.

This is just far enough over to lift the sacrum/coccyx off the mattress, but not so far over that there is pressure on the trochanter (hip bone) and shoulders.

The Problem With 30 Degree Lateral Turning

We always recommend an at risk person be turned 30 degree to the side. Yet amazingly, no one has ever tried to figure out how to best support that position for best possible pressure reduction, stability and most importantly, comfort.

People can rest on the back easily. And when we are healthy, we can also lay on our side. But try resting at 30 degrees laterally to the side and you will see that it is impossible to do without something to support you there.

As it turns out, getting to 30 degrees is tricky enough. But staying at 30 degrees is another issue all together.

Science of Supporting Without Pressure

As a wound care nurse working in a hospital setting, I have recommended thousands of people suffering from bedsores to be turned frequently. Only later to find him/her in these peculiar positions that clearly were not helping. So I decided to solve this problem.

I reviewed the all the science of turning and proper support and combined all these principals together to come up with a support cushion design that is capable of providing the most effective 30 degree support possible.

Why Does The BackBone™ Work So Much Better ?

The BackBone™ works better because it is designed to conform and cradle the back and hips without touching the areas vulnerable to damage.

It fits better and provides full and even distribution under the person for an exact, gradual and gentle lifted support. No more pushing, twisting, or re-adjusting “Pillow-Gami “

What’s more, the soft, moisture resistant, anti-microbial and skin friendly cover is clean-able and durable to take anywhere you go. Easier, softer, longer lasting. The BackBone™ does it all!

We are sure you will love the way your new Backbone™ helps to reduce pressure in the most comfortable and pain relieving way possible. But Relax! If you don’t like it, send it back and we’ll give you your money back!

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