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bed board

A firm board placed beneath a mattress to keep it from sagging. It is used to treat some persons with back difficulties. It is also used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to improve the effectiveness of chest compressions.
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These included the infamous ersatz coffee, black bread, cabbage, and turnip or vegetable soup--which the men aptly named "bed board soup." For dinner they received a bucket of mint tea, cheese and Danish pickled herring served with a portion of fish guts, eyes and tails.
This emergency referral system includes a provincial bed board with real-time bed capacity.
Indeed there is a famous scene in The Great Escape where, after another bed board requisition, one of the prisoners launches himself onto the top bunk and crashes all the way down in a heap to the floor.
Another solution was implementing a bed board to improve information transparency to all departments that collaborate in moving patients efficiently through the department.
Likewise, a nurse with a handheld "bed board" can tell a patient in the ER how long the wait will be for a bed, while simultaneously informing the ICU charge nurse that several patients can be transferred out of the unit.
He still sleeps on a bed board on United's travels and his luxury Mercedes has been fitted with a special seat to ease his comfort on drives to and from training.
The department's primary function is to monitor bed status across 26 separate nursing units throughout the hospital via use of the electronic bed board displays and to address throughput issues before a patient is discharged.
Fully installed in December 2002, this workflow automation solution integrates the Bed-Tracking and PreAdmitTracking modules with an electronic bed board so that environmental services, admissions and patient placement staff know the status of any patient, as well as which beds are occupied, currently available of needing to be cleaned.
The United defender, who sleeps on a bed board on away trips to ease the problem, said: "Last year I was trying to come back too quickly.
When each phone call is placed, the information is automatically entered into the centralized bed control system and can be accessed immediately by keying the bed board on a computer.