The POWERbreathe Classic High Resistance device allows you to train your breathing system to reduce fatigue when training – allowing you to move faster and stronger. Using a variable load calibrated spring. You can adjust from the lowest load setting when you begin training and increased as your breathing muscles adapt. Heavy Resistance Load Settings Level 1 = 10cmH2O Level 2 = 40cmH2O Level 3 = 70cmH2O Level 4 = 100cmH2O Level 5 = 130cmH2O Level 6 = 160cmH2O Level 7 = 190cmH2O Level 8 = 220cmH2O Level 9 = 250cmH2O How to Use 1. Position the nose-clip so that it pushes your nostrils together – can be used without this but this element prevents you from breathing through your nose for better results. 2. Breathe in quickly and forcefully through the POWERbreathe for 30 breaths twice a day – for best results do so in the morning and evening, giving yourself plenty of rest time between sessions. 3. As your inspiratory muscle strength and stamina increase adjust and up the resistance. Within a few days your inspiratory muscles will feel stronger. Within 3-weeks you’ll feel less breathless. Within 4 weeks activities and training will feel easier. Precautions The POWERbreathe is drug free and suitable for anyone and should cause no side effects when used properly. The following precautions and contraindications, meanwhile, should be observed: Precautions Do not make changes to any prescribed medication or prescribed treatment programme without consulting your doctor. Do not use POWERbreathe if you are suffering from a ruptured eardrum To prevent the transmission of infections it is recommended that you don’t share the POWERbreathe device. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease POWERbreathe is designed to exercising your inspiratory muscles only - no other use is intended or implied. Anyone under the age of 16 should only use POWERbreathe with the supervision of an adult. Not suitable for children under 7 years Whilst training with POWERbreathe you should feel resistance when inhaling but it should not be painful. If you start feeling pain, then stop immediately and consult your doctor. You may feel slight ear discomfort while training with the POWERbreathe due to inadequate equalisation of pressure between the mouth and ears – especially if you’re suffering from a cold. If these symptoms persist consult a doctor. If you have any of the following conditions then refer to your Healthcare Professional before using POWERbreathe: a history of spontaneous pneumothorax, pulmonary hypertension, marked osteoporosis with history of rib fractures, desaturation during or following IMT. Contraindications The POWERbreathe is also not recommended for patients with certain conditions, including the following: Asthma patients who have low symptom perception and suffer from frequent, severe exacerbations If you are suffering from a ruptured eardrum or any other condition of the ear Patients with marked elevated left ventricular end-diastolic volume and pressure Patients with worsening heart failure signs and symptoms after RMT/IMT In the Box POWERbreathe IMT device Mouthpiece (PVC – not made with natural rubber latex or and phthalates) Nose clip Storage pouch 4 cleansing tablets User manual
An important and growing part of the textile industry consists of the medical, healthcare and hygiene sectors. The extend of the growth is due to the constant improvements and innovations in both textile technology and medical procedures. Textile materials have been indispensable in the medical area. It has helped the medical world in every form and shape. Staple fibres are used for cleaning wounds, bandages for covering wounds, sutures are indispensable for surgery, plasters for joining bone fractures and knitted vascular grafts widely used to replace arteries. There has been a steady development in these textiles used for medical purposes, are more commonly termed as "medical textiles". Medical textiles are a major thrust area within the technical textile industry and the range of applications continue to bloom and increase its diversity with every new development. In the past decades, more and more efforts have been expanded on the development of new materials for the use as surgical sutures, especially absorbable sutures with satisfactory tensile strength and excellent biocompatibility. The degradation behaviour of suture materials is very important.
Emergency medical technician (EMT) is a term used in various countries to denote a healthcare provider trained to provide pre-hospital emergency medical services.The precise meaning of the term varies by jurisdiction, but in many countries EMTs respond to emergency calls, perform certain medical procedures and transport patients to hospital in accordance with protocols and guidelines established by physician medical directors. They may work in an ambulance service (paid or voluntary), as a member of technical rescue teams, or as part of an allied service such as a fire or police department. EMTs are trained to assess a patient's condition, and to perform such emergency medical procedures as are needed to maintain a patent airway with adequate breathing and cardiovascular circulation until the patient can be transferred to an appropriate destination for advanced medical care. Interventions include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, controlling severe external bleeding, preventing shock, body immobilization to prevent spinal damage, and splinting of bone fractures.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brenton Primmer (born September 1989) is an Australian thoroughbred racehorse jockey. He is the son of Mark and Rose Primmer. Mark is a racehorse trainer. On 19 September 2006, Primmer was involved in a race fall at Warrnambool. Primmer fell from galloper Hyped when rounding the home turn at Warrnambool and suffered head injuries and neck fractures. After the fall Primmer was not breathing and was revived on the track before being taken to South West Healthcare and then flown to The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne in an induced coma. Brain scans taken in the hospital revealed that things were not looking very good. A decision was made to turn off his life support. Amazingly, he continued to breathe on his own since then, and started to show signs of recovery. He half opened his left eye and clenched his fist. He was in intensive care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, for several weeks before been transferred to the Epworth Rehabilitation Centre. Brenton has been gaining more movement and has been able to feed himself. On 14 November 2006, Brenton said his first words since the fall. He spoke to his father Mark over the phone.
The definitive textbook on the management of cervical spine trauma from master spine surgeons!Understanding the clinical implications of cervical trauma requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cervical spine. Cervical Trauma: Surgical Management by renowned spine surgeon Robert Heary and a cadre of prominent neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine experts is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available to date on this topic. The text begins with discussion of cervical anatomy and the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury (SCI), SCI classification systems, initial assessments in patients with cervical SCIs, and cranioskeletal traction, followed by injury-specific chapters. Classification systems and management protocols developed over the last 40 years have enabled spine surgeons to work collaboratively with specialists in trauma surgery and critical care to provide optimal management of SCIs and attain improved long-term patient outcomes. This book covers a full spectrum of trauma-related conditions impacting the cervical spine and multidisciplinary interventions including minimally invasive surgery, neurointerventional techniques, reconstructive therapy with bone grafts or alternative stabilization methods, evidence-based medications, and SCI rehab. Key Highlights-Discussion of upper cervical injuries – from more prevalent trauma such as atlanto-occipital injuries, odontoid and hangman’s fractures, and atlantoaxial subluxations – to uncommon injuries like atlantoaxial rotatory fixation-Management of subaxial injuries in adults and children and cervical burst fractures-Special topics including sport-related cervical spine injuries and return-to-play criteria, craniovertebral injuries in pediatric patients, and managing comorbidities such as congenital spinal stenosis and rheumatoid arthritis-Pearls on handling potential complications and insightful guidance and rationales for choosing surgical interventions over conservative methods and vice versaNeurosurgical and orthopaedic residents, veteran spine surgeons, and allied healthcare practitioners who treat patients with traumatic cervical spine conditions will benefit from reading this outstanding resource, cover-to-cover. It also provides an ideal go-to reference to consult in the ER when patients present with cervical trauma.Robert F. Heary, MD, is Director, the Spine Center of New Jersey, and Professor of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA.Online at MedOneAccess your complimentary online version directly from https://medone.thieme.com by using the unique code in the front of this book.
The first book designed specifically for hospitalists and other hospital-based staff who need concise, evidence-based guidance on the vital topic of caring for older hospitalized patients Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is an up-to-date, practical reference in geriatric medicine for hospitalists, as well as other physicians and nurses working in the hospital setting. The book uses numerous tables, figures, and images to highlight the areas of geriatric medicine that are most relevant to hospitalists. Written by nationally recognized experts, chapters broadly follow the course of hospitalization, from admission through daily care and active management of the transition to post-hospital settings, providing practical, evidence-based guidance at each point. Contents include: * A systematic approach to the care of older patients, emphasizing clinical skills and daily activities that can be implemented in today's hospital environment * Techniques for effective communication with patients and their caregivers * Tools and 'pearls' for quickly and accurately assessing the whole patient, including risk for in-hospital complications, function, decision-making capacity, and home support * Best practices for prevention and management of the complications of hospitalization, including delirium, falls, pressure ulcers, and hip fractures * Specific recommendations in areas with wide practice variation, such as psychopharmacology and nutrition in older hospitalized patients * Practical guidance on complex issues, such as establishing goals of care, managing patients who lack decision-making capacity, and managing the discharge transition * Methods to improve the daily work and communication of the whole hospital team, including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers As the population ages, hospitalists are caring for an increasing number of older patients. This book helps hospitalists expand their knowledge, incorporate key clinical skills into daily practice, build more efficient patient care teams, and teach more effectively in today's fast-paced, complex hospital environment.
Osteoporosis currently affects 25 million people in the United States, and as the baby boomers enter their fifties, this bone-weakening disease is poised to strike millions more. Because of this disease, many older people will suffer from a bone fracture at some point , and far too many of these fractures will result in permanent disability. The good news is that this devastating 'silent epidemic' is entirely preventable, and in The Osteoporosis Book, readers of all ages will find everything they need to know to slow, stop, and even reverse the bone loss that causes this crippling disease. Written by Dr. Nancy E. Lane, a leading investigator and clinician in the field of osteoporosis, it is an indispensable guide to the exciting medical breakthroughs that have taken place in the past few years--in bone density measurement, in estrogen therapy, and in our knowledge of the bone cycle--that now allow doctors to predict who is at risk and to monitor these individuals in their fifties, before a fracture occurs. Readers learn to evaluate--and whenever possible, eliminate--the risk factors in their own lives. 'What vitamins should I take? Is hormone replacement therapy right for me? And what about exercise?' The answers are here. And for those already affected by osteoporosis, Dr. Lane provides the most effective and up-to-date medical and practical advice available anywhere for coping with its aches and pains and safeguarding against further deterioration. Impeccably researched and reassuringly accessible, The Osteoporosis Book empowers readers to make informed healthcare choices that will enhance the quality of their lives for decades to come. It has been endorsed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
This comprehensive text covers not only every aspect of musculoskeletal system rehabilitation, but extends even further into such topics as alternative medicine, holistic therapies, acupuncture, neurophysiologic testing, overuse injuries, work assessment, and outcome measures. Each chapter covers the basic science of the subject, clinical assessments as well as rehabilitation options, methods, and their outcomes. While the information throughout the text is presented in highly structured and concise manner, the subjects are covered in extraordinary detail. This book will serve a wide community and be part of the required reading for healthcare professionals working in disciplines involving musculoskeletal rehabilitation, neuromuscular disorders, burn rehabilitation, and evaluation of pain and pain management. TOC:The Rehabilitation Process, ICIDH vs ICF.- Physical Forces used in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.- Basic Science on Injury and Repair of Skeletal Muscle, Ligaments, and Tendons.- Principles of Physical Therapy techniques, and 'Alternative Medicine'.- Physical Assessment Principles: Holistic and Case-Based Approach.- Assistive Technology in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.- Neurophysiological Testing and Intraoperative Monitoring.- Gait Analysis and Clinical Applications.- Principles of Rehabilitation of Muscular and Ligamentous injuries in Sports.- Amputee Rehabilitation.- Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation.- Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury.- Burn Rehabilitation.- Rehabilitation after Total Joint Surgery.- Orthopedic Pain Management.- Management of 'Low Back Pain' and New Intervention Techniques.- Overuse Injuries and Work Assessment.- Outcome Measures and Clinical Governance.- New Evidence-Based Program of Preventing and Rehabilitating Hip Fractures.
The first book designed specifically for hospitalists and other hospital-based staff who need concise, evidence-based guidance on the vital topic of caring for older hospitalized patients Hospitalists' Guide to the Care of Older Patients is an up-to-date, practical reference in geriatric medicine for hospitalists, as well as other physicians and nurses working in the hospital setting. The book uses numerous tables, figures, and images to highlight the areas of geriatric medicine that are most relevant to hospitalists. Written by nationally recognized experts, chapters broadly follow the course of hospitalization, from admission through daily care and active management of the transition to post-hospital settings, providing practical, evidence-based guidance at each point. Contents include: A systematic approach to the care of older patients, emphasizing clinical skills and daily activities that can be implemented in today's hospital environment Techniques for effective communication with patients and their caregivers Tools and &quote;pearls&quote; for quickly and accurately assessing the whole patient, including risk for in-hospital complications, function, decision-making capacity, and home support Best practices for prevention and management of the complications of hospitalization, including delirium, falls, pressure ulcers, and hip fractures Specific recommendations in areas with wide practice variation, such as psychopharmacology and nutrition in older hospitalized patients Practical guidance on complex issues, such as establishing goals of care, managing patients who lack decision-making capacity, and managing the discharge transition Methods to improve the daily work and communication of the whole hospital team, including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers As the population ages, hospitalists are caring for an increasing number of older patients. This book helps hospitalists expand their knowledge, incorporate key clinical skills into daily practice, build more efficient patient care teams, and teach more effectively in today's fast-paced, complex hospital environment.