Various Comfort Device Used For the Patient In Hospital
Posted Date: 26-Feb-2010
This article describes about the various devices that can be used as a comfort device for patients admitted in a hospital. Check to read about backrest and bed cradle, bed blocks and other related devices.
Respected Sir & Dear Friends,
(i) Back Rest :-
It is a mechanical device which provides support for the patient in the sitting position.
(ii) Knee Rest :-
This gives relaxation and thus relieves pain on abdominal muscles and on tendons beneath the knees.
(iii) Foot Rest :-
This is a device so placed that the feet rest firmly against up.
(iv) Bed Cradle :-
The bed cradles support and take off the weight of the bed clothing.
(v) Bed Blocks :-
Made up of wood or metal are used to raise the foot end or head end of the bed.
(vi) Sand Bags :-
Sand bags are used to immobilise a part as in fractures and relieve discomfort.
(vii) Air Cushion :-
Air cushions are made up of rubber and it can be inflated with air used to take off the weight of the body and to relieve pressure on certain parts of the body.
(viii) Rubber & Cotton Rings :-
These are used to relieve pressure on certain parts of the body like elbow and heels.
(ix) Air and Water mattresses :-
These are used for very thin and very obese patients and those who are prone to pressure sores.
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