rocking bed


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rocking bed

a device that rocks a patient from 30 degrees head up to 15 degrees head down several times a minute. The rocking moves the abdominal contents, and the resulting diaphragmatic movement assists ventilation of the lungs.

rocking bed

An obsolete form of body ventilation that shifts the patient's position to move the diaphragm and facilitate gas exchange.
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