bedrest


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bedrest

1. A device for propping up patients in bed.
2. The confining of a patient to bed for rest.
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Greenleaf JE: Physiological responses to prolonged bedrest and fluid immersion in humans.
Key terms searched were DVT, deep vein thrombosis, venous thrombosis, venous thromboembolism (VIE), pulmonary embolism, bedrest, activity, ambulation, and mobilization.
5% leg strength means a 10% loss in 1 week of bedrest.
14] In an effort to avoid postural hypotension (and potential cerebral ischemia) when patients are first getting out of bed, gradually mobilize the patient, even after short-term bedrest.
He was placed on bedrest with his left leg elevated 45 degrees.
The insertion site should be checked frequently regarding the size of the hematoma formation while the patient is on bedrest.
Frequent mouth care and the initiation of safety measures are also requisite nursing interventions along with meticulous skin care to prevent skin breakdown from prolonged bedrest and immobility which often accompany such a serious, electrolyte and fluid imbalance.
The sample included a variety of patients, both ambulatory and on bedrest, with varying levels of acuity.
A cost analysis of this technique showed that the valve regulated system was also beneficial since less nursing time was required, the child did not require restraint or bedrest and the problems of overdrainage associated with nonvalved systems were largely avoided.
Serious complications, excess bedrest (greater than 6 hours), and other variables did not differ significantly between patient groups.
Try to schedule activities and treatments in blocks of time to allow patients some uninterrupted time for rest; however, the value of enforced strict bedrest has never been substantiated (Ambrose, 1996).
Patients are usually hospitalized during a 1-day stay due to the prescribed prolonged bedrest of 6 hours following the procedure to prevent bleeding from the puncture site.