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patient repositioning

Turning a patient from one side to another, or from a recumbent position to a seated one, in order to facilitate patient care, perform a procedure, prevent pressure ulcers, or improve comfort.
See also: repositioning
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Founder, President and CEO Bill Hillenbrand, is the inventor of The Hercules Patient Repositioning System which was recognized internationally as a Medical Design Excellence Award winner in 2014.
We could not analyze some of the pressure profiles (<8%) because data were recorded during patient repositioning or because the perisacral area had moved off the sensor array.
However, on an individual basis, the peak interface pressures and specific areas of at-risk skin were susceptible to significant changes upon patient repositioning.
These results provide objective support that routine patient repositioning, when done properly, reduces always-at-risk areas, which should, in turn, reduce pressure ulcer risk.
Further research is needed to determine how pressure mapping can be used to develop better patient repositioning techniques and improve at-risk tissue pressure relief to help prevent pressure ulcer formation.
The larger field of view accommodates almost all sizes of breast, thereby cutting down on patient repositioning considerably and increasing our imaging efficiency.
With the inclusion of Tim, the MAGNETOM Trio is capable of significantly improving workflow by virtually eliminating the need for patient repositioning and manual coil changes, while providing potentially enhanced image quality.
This flexibility in the Instrumentarium system results in less patient repositioning, saving time and improving the patient's experience.

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