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SMH ICU Gets Stryker XPRT Pulmonary Therapy and Wound Care Mattress

Photo Caption:  CNA Terry Kelley volunteered to demonstrate the bed at the inservice for staff from the Stryker sales representative, Peter Senger.

Stephens Memorial Hospital Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, is pleased to announce that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) recently installed a Stryker XPRT Pulmonary Therapy and Wound Care Mattress for patients.

The computer-controlled mattress inflates to aid a patient in changing positions if they are unable to move themselves from side to side.  It also is able to perform percussions and vibrate, which helps circulation.  This mattress is important in the continued prevention of complications from being on bedrest.  Anita Day, RN, Nurse Director of the ICU notes that this is an important advancement in nursing care.  She states, "Stephens Memorial is dedicated to providing the best care possible and with the addition of this equipment our nurses have moved to the next level to meet the needs of the critically ill patient.  This mattress will assist our nurses in providing quality care and preventing complications."

In addition, the mattress will also help alleviate staff from unnecessary lifting of the patient, as it will help hold patients in a position while they are examined by a nurse or physician.  The computer tracks the mattresses daily movements, allowing nurses to review this at shift change, proving a record.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is part of the MaineHealth® family.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.


 
 
 
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