Bariatric, Large, Standard
$119.00 – $139.00
The BackBone™ Positioning Cushion is a “Turning Wedge” cushion for supporting a person in a 30 degree lateral side position while he she is in bed. The 30 degree side lying position is recommended by The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel to best reduce pressure on the sacral/coccyx area for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcer/injury wounds.
BackBone Standard $119
BackBone Large $129
*BackBone Bariatric (XXL) $139
* The Bariatric size is currently back ordered. You may want to consider the “large size” instead, suitable for people up to 350lbs in many cases
How it works: The BackBone™ is the only 30 degree lateral turning wedge designed to conform and cradle with the natural curvatures of a person’s back without touching the sensitive sacral/coccyx area. The BackBone™ provides a gentle lift from the scapula and buttocks, while slightly curving away from the spine. Your person experiences evenly distributed support and lift across the entire torso and hips. The sacrum/coccyx is lifted off the mattress surface just enough to remove pressure.
Why The BackBone works so much better: The magic of The BackBone™ design is the patented crescent shape and more gradual angles that are even on both sides of the wedge (Bilateral Isoceles Triangle instead of a typical 30x60x90 degree triangle). These two features make it possible to get gentle lift and full support under your persons body for a more precise angle and better stability and comfort.
The BackBone™ fits well under your person just right. Not too big, not too small, not too hard, not too soft. Supports an even, exact and stable position. No more hard bulky and hard side pushing, over turning and slipping like typical wedges do, or repeated re-stuffing pillows and replacing too soft pillows over and over again. Your person feels fully supported at an angle just enough to reduce pressure from the spine and sacrum/coccyx area without “over turning” or twisting. Provides gentle, ergonomically comfortable and stable offloading.
Material: Inner Core: High resolution medium density foam
Support layer: Pressure distributive high density memory foam
Latex Free – Hypoallergenic
Cover: The BackBone™ is covered with Chemflex II coated polyurethane fabric. Chemflex II is a high efficiency antimicrobial treated and moisture resistant medical fabric, similar to what is used to cover gurney pads and medical mattresses. It provides soft, flexible and breathable comfort against your skin, but its tough against microbes and moisture. The Backbone™ can be disinfected using any institutional wipe (including hydrogen peroxides, chlorine bleach and alcohol based wipes) and can be rinsed under soap and water.
The non-skid version has an rubber slide resistant back, suitable for use over low air loss mattresses.
Do not launder. Do not submerge in fluid. The Backbone™ the cover is sewn closed without zipper. Latex free. Accessory fitted pillow case available. (standard pillow case not recommended). To learn more about Chemflex II fabric, see our download section.
Care: Easy to clean with disinfectant wipes or rinse under soap and water. Simple to place, versatile and long lasting.
• If your person is on a low air loss mattress with high air flow, please contact Jewell Nursing Solutions to learn more about our non-skid version.
• Do not submerge. Do not put in washing machine. If accidentally submerged in body excrement for more than a few minutes, we recommend to discard the The BackBone™.
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Standard: Fits most people between 4’8” and 6’.5” and up to 230lbs
Dimensions: 27” L x 12” W. 2” at front tips to 5” towards back
Large: Thicker but not longer. Fits people with larger/heavier body frames
between 230 and 330 lbs and most heights between 4’8” to 6′.5″ tall.
Dimensions: 27” L x 12” W. 2.35” at front tips to 6.5” towards back.
Bariatric (XXL) : Thicker AND Longer for extra large body sizes greater than 330lbs and
up to 600lbs. Most heights between 4’8” to 6′.5″ tall.
Dimensions: 29” L x 18” W. 2.5” at front tips to 8” towards back.
Bariatric, Large, Standard