A plus size patient’s journey at the hospital

By ArjoHuntleigh

Plus size patients prefer healthcare workers to address, rather than ignore, their weight.

 

INTERVIEW WITH TRACEY: One patient's interactions at the hospital
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Topics: Bariatric, bariatrics, obesity, bariatric bed, plus size nurse, bariatric surgery, bariatric lift, bariatric equipement, hospital bed, overweight care, bariatric care

Plus size patients dislike being labelled as obese

By ArjoHuntleigh

Plus size patients can delay seeking healthcare due to embarrassment and uncertainty over whether the equipment will be available to handle their weight1.

 

INTERVIEW WITH TRACEY: Using the words bariatric, obese and plus size 
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Topics: Bariatric, tracey interview, morbid obesity, plus-size patient equipement, bariatric nurse, obese hospital equipment, bariatric hospital bed, plus-size patient, obese nurse, caring for obese, large partient, obese dignity

Support Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2016

By ArjoHuntleigh

November 17 is Stop Pressure Ulcer Day. Please join us in increasing pressure ulcer awareness amongst the public and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Pressure Ulcers, StopPUday, pressure injuries, prevent pressure ulcer, prevent pressure injuries

Join in World Thrombosis Day 2016

By Zeenat Sheikh

One in four people worldwide die from causes relating to thrombosis. World Thrombosis Day aims to help prevent this by raising awareness of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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4 essentials for designing the toilet room for patients

By Zeenat Sheikh

A well planned patient toilet room/area with the correct equipment can lead to dignity and independence for patients, and save time for caregivers.

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Topics: Guidebook, patient toilet design, toilet room plan

Safe patient transfer demonstration

By Paul Wilkinson

Standing aids can be used to transfer patients throughout a wide range of healthcare environments. This helps to minimize manual handling by caregivers.

Residents/patients in care environments gain important physical and psychological benefits when their mobility is maintained.

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Topics: Work Related Injuries, Immobility

How patient classification tools can help you plan efficient care

By Zeenat Sheikh

Each patient is different, and their care environment and treatment must reflect their needs and level of mobility. Although the ’typical’ patient does not exist, in order to provide optimised care there needs to be some level of standardisation and classification.

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Topics: Guidebook

Top 3 ways to achieve patient mobility

By Zeenat Sheikh

Increasing mobility in patients has significant long and short term benefits including greater well-being for patients and staff as well as reduced cost of treatment.

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Topics: Preventable, Immobility

New immigration rules will cause chaos in the NHS, union warns

By Zeenat Sheikh

Thousands of nurses would be deported from the UK under new migrant salary rules, which the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warns would add to the shortage of nurses and cost the NHS millions on recruitment.

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Topics: News

Manual patient lifting places nurses at serious risk

By Zeenat Sheikh

More than 80% of nurses suffer an injury directly related to patient handling at some point in their career, highlighting the importance of investing in the safety of caregivers.

 

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