Recent testing by an American Heart Association CPR instructor demonstrated successful CPR on the ROHO Dry Floatation System using a Recording Resusci AnneTM mannequin.
Restoring mobility to the individual who has lost this function may be the most important contribution that can be made toward rehabilitation. If the mobility solution requires a wheelchair then it also requires an effective cushion.
Recurrence of pressure ulcers is a serious problem following myocutaneous flap surgery and can lead to prolonged and expensive hospitalization. One of the most important aspects of patient care after surgery is the monitoring of reduced pressure in the area of the flap.
Pressure ulcers are serious wounds that cause pain, suffering, disability and sometimes death. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) estimated in 1989 that over one million people suffer from pressure ulcers each year.
Guidelines for preventing sitting-acquired pressure ulcers (PUs) repeatedly recommend the use of soft and thick cushions designed for distributing buttocks- support loads, particularly on wheelchairs. Recently, it was suggested that contoured foam cushions (CFCs) which fit the individual’s buttocks shape could provide good efficacy since they create large buttocks-cushion contact areas .
Each year, NEPDC partners with parents, clinicians, and advocacy groups to select a significant pediatric medical need and issues a Target Challenge to identify and solicit novel device concepts from academic and clinical institutions, industry, and the general public.
As deadly as pressure ulcers can be, it is remarkable how poorly they have been understood and how common they remain. But some groundbreaking research coming out of the laboratory of Dr. Amit Gefen at Tel Aviv University in Israel is changing that.