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Rotating Bed Credited With Saving Lives
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| Stacia Matthews
Posted on 10/21/2009 2:46:05 PM PDT by DemforBush
DANVILLE, Ind. -- A high-tech, rotating bed already saving lives at Indiana hospitals could be critical in the fight against the H1N1 flu.
Hendricks Regional, Methodist and St. Vincent hospitals are using the RotoProne bed, a complex contraption that helps alleviate lung pressure and restore normal breathing, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported...
(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: bed; flu; h1n1; influenza; lives; medicaldevice; rotating; saving; swineflu
Pretty neat little story. Not sure how long this device has been in use, but I thought it would be interesting to share.
Hasn’t Hugh Hefner had a rotating bed for years? Was unaware that it produced normal breathing though.
It seems to rotate you into a face down position ,, you're strapped in with no constriction on the chest.
Not for the claustrophobic. I guess that is why they they induce a coma.
posted on 10/21/2009 3:11:34 PM PDT
by Mark was here
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I’m sure that this would be covered under Obama-care. </sarc>
posted on 10/21/2009 3:33:31 PM PDT
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posted on 10/21/2009 3:58:59 PM PDT
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Didn't we do this before?
posted on 10/21/2009 4:01:37 PM PDT
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Woah. I wonder what kind of muzzle velocity they get out of that thing.
posted on 10/21/2009 4:07:44 PM PDT
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Their website is not the best, and you have to navigate around for a while to find the pdf file about the device.
I guess an Iron Lung is similar in that you don’t have any pressure on the chest ... in an Iron Lung you have negative pressure pulling on the ribcage while in this device you let gravity do the work.
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