Curera® S-Pillow

Pillow for semi-prone position & 30° side lying position

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® S-Shaped Pillow is designed to achieve a 30° position for pressure relief. Position the upper part of the pillow behind the indivduals back and the lower portion between the knees and lower legs.

Curera® S-Shaped Pillow can also be utilized for the lateral position by placing the top part of the pillow in front of and beneath the upper arm, placing the middle section under the bent thigh, and the lower part under the lower leg and foot.

Positioning Guide

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® S-Pillow.

Covers for comfort and hygiene

Curera® positioning pillows have a fixed outer cover in blue cotton. The positioning pillows are available with a cotton cover for extra comfort, or a liquidproof hygiene cover for easy cleaning.

The liquidproof hygiene cover is manufactured in a four-way stretch(2)(3) fabric to reduce the risk of shear forces, and is vapour-permeable(4) to lower the risk of skin maceration. The hygiene cover also features a liquidproof zipper.

Technical specification

General

Filling
50 % HR foam, 50 % polyester fibre
Sizes
38×200 cm, 28×170 cm
CE-marking
Registered and marked in accordance with MDR (EU) 2017/745

Available covers

Hygiene cover (polyurethane coated polyester)

Cotton cover

Cleaning instructions

The hygiene cover can be wiped clean with detergent and/or disinfectant. Machine wash at max. 95 °C.

Inner 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.

Cotton cover: Machine wash at max. 70 °C.

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References
(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