St. Joseph Healthcare a Leader in New Technology
News from Around the System ON Aug 08, 2012
Bangor, Maine – St. Joseph Healthcare’s Critical Care Unit recently added Multicare Beds, featuring many unique features and functions to improve patient care and safety. St. Joseph Healthcare is the first hospital in Maine to adopt this impressive new technology.
Multicare Beds are particularly important in reducing respiratory complications for long-term patients who may be immobile. With the technology to tilt both vertically and horizontally, the beds can be programmed to provide a cycle of tilt therapy to help prevent serious respiratory complications and reduce pressure on the patient’s abdomen to help them breath more easily.
The beds also help facilitate therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, as well as reduce the risk of pressure ulcers for critical care patients. Patients can easily undergo X-ray without being repositioned, and the technology can calculate an exact weight in all the bed positions. Longer siderails also help reduce the patient’s fall risk, and the beds are easy to clean and sanitize.
In addition to improving patient care, the new beds help reduce the risk of strain and injury for nursing staff. Nurses can risk back strain while positioning heavy patients. With multiple positioning options, Multicare Beds help ease the physical demands of repositioning and certain procedures, saving time and reducing caregiver workload and injury.
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