A Brief Guide to Fall Prevention

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 by Taikhum Sadiq

Fall prevention is the basic concept of making a person as well as the environment they live and work in, safe. This includes the installation of item like grab bars, rails, sturdy furniture, and the use of things such as helmets, protectors, slip-resistant mats, etc. Fall prevention is the basic idea of making an safe zone for people who have mobility impairment or other mobility related issues.

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Caregiving Tips-Safe Patient Handling

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Safe patient handling is not only important to the patient, but to those who are charged with their care. Obviously, keeping the patient safe is paramount to avoid further injury to the patient but also to the caregiver.Creating a safe environment for patients and caregivers alike is a matter of paying attention to detail sand not taking shortcuts.

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Reducing the Risk of In-Home Patient Falls

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Falls are one of the most common injuries that can lead to serious health issues and unfortunately many of these falls happen in the home. As we age, our mobility and dexterity can diminish leaving us unsteady and susceptible to the pull of gravity. Your physical therapist can have tips for older adults & caregivers to help prevent falls.

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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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Fall Mats

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

fall mats are specially designed to reduce the magnitude and intensity of the fall. They come with non-skid bottoms and also have extra foam layers to absorb the force of the fall. Many have tapered edges to prevent the tipping over and many have pressure pads that equally distribute the pressure and prevent injuries.

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