kinetic bed


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kinetic bed

A bed that constantly turns patients side to side through 270°. It is used to prevent the hazards of immobility in patients requiring prolonged bedrest, as in multiple trauma and some neuromuscular diseases.
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Over a shorter six-hour period, Davis et al (37) compared second-hourly lateral positioning with six hours of kinetic bed therapy.
Lateral positioning may not be as effective as kinetic bed therapy in increasing sputum productivity, but there was no benefit on gas exchange of either method over a six-hour period (37).
Semi-recumbent positioning and kinetic bed therapy have been shown to reduce this risk (4,6,66).