Most profiling beds in care environments will be able to assume the Trendelenburg position. This where the bed moves to a slope where the feet will be at the top and head at the bottom.
First characterised in the late 19th century it was a means to gain greater access to certain areas during surgeries at the time.
The main use of this bed position today is as a way to treat minor respiratory issues. At this angle more blood is flowing to essential organs allowing for better circulation.
How about Reverse Trendelenburg?
This is the opposite of the standard Trendelenburg where the head is elevated above the feet at 30 degrees. This position has been used to aid in breathing for bariatric individuals, this releases pressure from th
When reading about pressure sores you may have stumbled across something called a Waterlow score. Well wonder no more. We will help define it and explain how it can help you in assessing pressure sore
The Chester Duck Race was back last weekend and the event was bigger than ever. This year marked the 8th Duck Race after a 2 year break and the event was a huge success. Hickory’s kindly sponsor
At night, with the lights off we would all have a good crack at navigating our homes. We would know roughly where light switches were and where the creaky floorboards are.
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Improving Quality of life in Care Homes
Care home managers and healthcare professionals are always looking for ways to enhance the quality of life for care home residents.
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