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Caring for Heart Surgery Patients Goes Beyond the OR

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jul 28, 2021 1:44:55 PM

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As a healthcare professional, you know that postoperative care after heart surgery is one of the most important factors driving the success and time it takes for your patients to recover.

The Heart Hugger Sternum Support Harness can help your patients not only recover quicker but provide those caring for them with more confidence as well.

Reducing Complications and Readmissions After Surgery

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 24, 2020 3:10:08 PM

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Heart pillows are a common tool widely used for cardiac patients. They can be comforting, but there is no evidence that they actually help cardiac patients to heal. They also cost hospitals a lot of money for something that is a placebo. As a matter of fact, these pillows can lead to infections when they are taken to different places and exposed to a lot of surfaces. They also can't act as any constant support, as the patient has to hold one in place.

Post-Heart Surgery Infections & Hospital Implications

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 28, 2019 12:06:51 PM

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The patients who undergo heart surgery are susceptible to a host of complications that can set in during their stay in the hospital. When any of these happen, it can cause enormous problems for the hospital. To keep that from happening, there are a few steps you can take for patients and hospital safety.

Why Your Patients Need Heart Hugger

Posted by Heart Hugger on Nov 6, 2017 7:23:00 PM

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In today's world, we have a lot of questions and three times as many answers. Sometimes, that's a good thing. We can get second (and third) opinions on just about anything. We can get the same information from a variety of perspectives. We can choose how to solve problems because the power of technology and modern study has afforded us the ability to decide on the best option instead of the only option. However, more choices can also mean more confusion. How can anyone know if they're making the best possible choice when there are so many possibilities? The key is to get all of the information, study the facts, and then, ultimately, trust your instincts--and this is especially true when making patient care decisions.