This amazing taping method was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan. This proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, among other things.
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The TotalCare from Hill-Rom is an adjustable electric hospital air bed with features that allow the caregiver unrestrained access to patients and their needs.
Nurses are the primary healthcare providers in the U. A physically demanding profession, nursing is consistently listed as one of the top 10 occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Recognizing the indisputable correlation between patient and nursing safety, hospitals are amping up initiatives to foster safer environments for staff and patients alike. A key contributor is the use of ergonomically designed products that address a variety of issues such as device maneuverability and patient handling.
And she remembers the back and shoulder injuries that often resulted. Features such as turn assist, head of bed alarm and trending, max inflate, and the rotation, percussion and vibration modules are some of the reasons why.
These features eliminate awkward patient handling and movement, which benefits the nurses as well as the patients. Stark said when the center made the change about nine years ago, they were determined to purchase a product that was the most beneficial for both the staff and the patient, and had a variety of surfaces that could be used throughout the hospital.
All we do is set the percussion, vibration and the rotation and raise the siderails — the bed does the rest. For extremely large patients — more than pounds — the center has access to the TotalCare Bariatric Bed that features an extra-wide, inch, three-layer surface for comfort and IntelliDrive power transport.
Several years ago the hospitals learned an expensive lesson when they purchased tablet PCs for their patient care technicians PCTs to use when performing vital signs documentation.
The devices, which looked great at first glance, turned out to be very heavy and awkward to use, resulting in neck and shoulder pain. The nurses also like that they can raise and lower the workstation and tilt the keyboard and monitor. There is a fairly large area between the monitor and keyboard where they can prepare meds or write notes, and there is a holder on the side of the cart for bar-code scanners.
The list includes increased maneuverability, smaller drawer size with a more individualized medication compartment and a hydraulic lift for adjusting the height of the workstation. Just as important, is knowing exactly what you want and asking the right questions, she added.
What MLH nurses really want, they say, is to test products backed by sophisticated design work and rigorous ergonomic research. This is especially evident in the OR.
To help ease the hand fatigue many surgeons experience during electrosurgery procedures, MEGADYNE introduced a new line of disposable suction coagulators that boast a larger, ergonomic handle.
Available in both hand-switching and foot-controlled options, the coagulator is fully insulated to reduce the likelihood of injury to surrounding structures and tissue, and its integrated guard prevents user shocks.
Its sculpted shape reportedly accommodates multiple hand positions and provides ergonomic comfort for small- and large-handed surgeons. A Medical Device Excellence Award Silver Award winner, the Straightshot M4, said Medtronic, is designed to provide better, more comfortable access to sinus and airway anatomy, allowing surgeons to perform more precise, complete removal of obstructive or diseased tissue and help improve patient outcomes in chronic sinusitis and airway tumor surgery.Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel.
The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers. Symptoms typically start gradually and during the night. Pain may . New edition designed to reflect new topics—Working Under Water, Home Computer Workstation, Data Input Devices, Effective Training for Safe Lifting, Use of Liftbelts.
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