Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 9, 2018 6:51:00 PM
As you develop relationships with your patients, as a doctor or nurse, you have to consider every aspect of their care, while also considering your medical institution's best interest. As you go through the process of your patient's care, you will want to consider the process of recovery. Each patient will recover differently, but there are recovery aids which could benefit your patients in a big way.
When Things Get Complicated
Sternotomy procedures, despite the amazing advances in the surgical field over the past few decades, can still result in many postoperative complications. These complications are costly to the medical institution and very difficult for the patient. Due to these persistent complications, attention has now been turned to postoperative care. Nonsurgical means of care are the main focus, along with some unconventional means of treatment. Among these nonsurgical treatments is the Heart Hugger.
The Heart Hugger Goal
The idea behind the Heart Hugger is to address that issue of postoperative complications head-on. Using noninvasive, nonsurgical means to care for a recovering patient and help them manage the pain on their own is one of the goals of the HeartHugger. Sending your patient home with the means to take care of themselves is not only good for them, but it is also good for your institution.
To learn more on this subject, revisit our blog for the next installment about sternum stability harnesses and postoperative care for your patients, or feel free to contact us!