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The Patient is for Turning – MASCIP SIA Nexus DMS Ltd

Front page of The Patient is for Turning (MASCIP document)

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The Legacy Complex Care Turning Bed from Nexus DMS

 

Specifically designed for the treatment and rehabilitation of complex trauma patients, Legacy is a product that meets the needs of modern day trauma care.

The combination of features, designed after many years of research, males Legacy the ideal and ONLY solution for managing patients with multiple injuries, spinal, neuro, pelvic and spinal cord injuries.

Robot suit enables SCI patients to move

One of the biggest rehabilitation barriers for spinal cord injury patients is their inability to move. With better management of their condition, improvements in their abilities to move themselves can be seen. A new form of non-invasive treatment in the form of a robot suit is showing signs of hope for paralysed patients.

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The development of turning beds in treating complex injuries

Mechanical turning beds are not a new invention. However, the present models have been substantially developed from the earlier ones. They now provide nursing teams with the ability to better care for complex care patients and reduce the incidences of further complications.

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When can we change the ambulance collar? – Karen Barnard Interview

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Karen Barnard is the Advanced Trauma Nurse Practitioner at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been in this post for around 9 years.

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When can we sit the patient up? – Karen Barnard Interview

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Karen Barnard is the Advanced Trauma Nurse Practitioner at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been in this post for around 9 years.

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Can the patient eat and drink? – Karen Barnard Interview

 

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Karen Barnard is the Advanced Trauma Nurse Practitioner at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been in this post for around 9 years.

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Mechanical Turning Beds: Why might we need them?

In 2009, a working party of the Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP), in collaboration with the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Academy, produced a set of clinical guidelines for Moving and Handling Trainers (www.mascip.co.uk/guidelines.aspx).

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Importance of routine turning on Spinal Injury Patients

One of the simplest ways of improving the care and rehabilitation process for spinal cord injury patients is to adopt a schedule of routine turning. This can prevent further complications and improve the patient’s long term health prospects.

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Benefits of a log roll in providing patient care

Patients who have suffered spinal injuries or other complex care scenarios that require immobilisation are at risk of further complications if they are not routinely checked. The log roll is the most effective method of turning a patient in order to undertake an assessment.

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