Curera® Back Pillow

Pillow with wing for lateral positioning/side support

Movement serves as a protective mechanism against pressure ulcers and other bed-related complications. Individuals with decreased sensation, limited mobility, and/or altered consciousness may lack the ability to respond to the body’s warning signals, such as pain or discomfort.

In such situations, individuals may need support and relief in lying and sitting position. Our product series of positioning pillows is used as an aid to relieve pressure and provide support during positioning and position changes, benefiting both the individual and the caregiver. Regular, minor adjustments in position are often enough to ensure proper blood circulation(1), thereby reducing the risk of pressure ulcers.

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Example of positioning

Curera® Back Pillow is a winged-pillow for back relief. The pillow is placed behind the back, and the wing rests under the individual to set the position.

Positioning pillows can be used to relieve pressure and position the individual based on their diagnosis, needs, and general condition. Keep in mind that relief should be as even as possible, and a change in position always results in increased pressure on another part of the body(5).

You can learn more about positioning and get specific tips in our positioning guide.

Example of positioning with Curera® Back Pillow.

Technical specification


50 % HR foam, 50 % polyester fibre
50×85 cm
Registered and marked in accordance with MDR (EU) 2017/745
Technical life time
2 years

Cleaning instructions

Pillow: Machine wash at max. 95 °C. Can be tumble-dried or dried in an airing cupboard; avoid over-drying.
For faster drying, run the spin cycle three or four times.




(1) Lindholm, C. (2018). Sår (4 uppl). Studentlitteratur.
(2) CDC (2003), Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care facilities, updated 2019.
(3) SS 876 00 20:2017, Healthcare textiles – Mattresses – Specifications and requirements.
(4) SS-EN ISO 15496:2004, DIN 53122-1.
(5) European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. The international Guideline. Emily Haesler (Ed.). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA: 2019