The Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre comes in a 2kg / 4.4lbs vacuum-sealed bag. The benefit the Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre is that it is possible to remove some of the fibre for particular pressure care and individual patient care.
The fibre can be used to fill the range of Pelican Sleep System Positioning Cushions, which consists of:
|Soft Wedge Cushion|
|Soft Leg Abduction Cushion|
|Soft Heel Cushion|
|Soft Arm & Hand Cushion|
|Soft General Cushion – Small|
|Soft General Cushion – Large|
|Soft Hugging Cushion|
|Soft Lateral Cushion|
|Soft U-Shaped Cushion|
|Soft Ring Cushion – Small|
|Soft Ring Cushion – Large|
|Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre – A 2kg / 4.4lbs bag of spare filling|
|Soft Cushions Vacuum Flat Pack Board – To help pack the cushions flat in the vacuum seal bag|
Benefits of Micro-Fibre over Polystyrene Beads
When removing some of the filling, the hollow-core fibre does not move or migrate, unlike micro-polystyrene beans which move to fill the gap. Polyester is also cooler and softer next to the body compared to foam or micro-polystyrene beads. There is no noise from the hollow-core fibre, so if a patient’s head is resting on a Cushion, it will be quiet.
The Soft Hollow-Core Polyester Fibre is supplied flat in a reusable, vacuum-sealed storage bag with the air sucked out of it. When you open the bag, the fibre will expand, and after you have removed what you need the bag can be re-sealed using a vacuum cleaner to take up minimal storage space. A piece of foam is inside the bag, under the valve to stop the fibre from being sucked into the valve.
Open the bag and ake as much fibre as required.
Reseal the bag to stop any insects, dirt or dust getting into the fibre. To seal the bag, place the foam piece provided under the valve, inside the bag. This prevent any fibres being sucked into the vacuum cleaner. Slide the plastic Zip Slider to do up the two channels. Then undo the valve cap and place the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner over the valve. The fibre and bag may reduce to roughly the size of a football. When sucking the air out, to make the bag flatter, we suggest using the Pelican Soft Cushions Vacuum Flat Pack Board (sold separately). After removing the air out of the Vacuum Bag replace the screw cap on the valve.
Alternative Bed Positioning Support Products
See all of our products to help with positioning someone in bed here.