Measuring the Heartbeats

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

A stethoscope is a device used to listen to the internal sounds of the body. It is one of the most common instruments used by a doctor or any other medical personnel. They are usually used to listen to the heartbeats and diagnose any kind of impairment or abnormal functionality. It is combined with an aneroid sphygmomanometer to measure the blood pressure.

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Measuring Temperature

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Thermometers are used to measure body temperature and are the oldest instrument used by humans for this purpose. It has developed a lot since it was invented. In the earlier times, a thermometer worked on the concept of the expansion of liquids or solids because of heat. Depending on the temperature a liquid would expand and thus give a measurement on the amount of heat.

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Measuring ROM

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Range of motion refers to the distance and direction a joint can move between a flexed postion and an extended position. Each joint in our body has its own specific range of motion.

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Measuring Blood Pressure

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

A sphygmomanometer is a device that is used to measure blood pressure. It is composed of an inflatable cuff which collapses and then releases the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner, and a mechanical manometer is used to measure the pressure.

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Preventing A Fall

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Falls that result in injuries in elderly people are a major public-health concern and it represents one of the main causes of frequent pain, disability, and death among these people. The problem might worsen as the rates of such injuries seem to rise in a number of areas and so is the number of elderly people in both the developed and developing world.

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Fall Prevention Alarms

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Fall prevention alarms function like normal alarms but are basically equipped well enough to warn someone of a fall. There are various types of fall prevention alarms such as, pagers, wonder alarms, chair and bed patient alarms, pull cord alarms, etc. All function in various ways depending on the place they are installed.

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Anti-fall Slippers and Socks

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Anti-fall Slippers and Socks are highly equipped and specially designed footwear and socks that avoid falls. They come with non-skid surfaces and also avoid the possibility of tripping. They have a firm grip over all surface like grass, soil, sand, marble, and cement. They are also ideal for wet surfaces as they are made up of specific materials that help in their quick drying.

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Alarm Sensors

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Alarm sensors are little bit different from fall prevention alarms. The sensors are designed within pads, belts, arm handles, and things that can be easily incorporated in your daily life. For example a if a sensor pad is placed on a chair and a person suddenly falls off a chair, the reduced pressure on the pad will activate the alarm. The alarm will rearm itself once the person sits on it again.

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Commode Transfer Benches – Bathing the Easy Way

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

A transfer bench, is a bath safety mobility device which the user sits on to get into a bathtub. The user usually sits on the bench, which straddles the side of the tub, and gradually slides from the outside to the inside of the tub.Tub transfer benches are used by people who have trouble getting over the tub wall or into the shower, either because of illness or disability.

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Bathtub Safety: Take It Easy!!

Posted on Jun 20, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

It turns out that slippery surfaces can be dangerous!! Our bathtubs can be a treacherous place to navigate if we don’t do it safely. Sometimes we ignore that our bathrooms are full of porcelain and ceramic tiles that, when exposed to soapy water, might as well be an ice skating rink.

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