Contoured-head and neck foam pillow
ApplicationNo. 332368 filed on 10/31/1994
US Classes:5/81.1T, Hand-held sling or flexible patient surrounding pad or sheet (e.g., for turning)5/630SUPPORT MEANS FOR DISCRETE PORTION OF USER, USEABLE WITH BED OR SURGICAL SUPPORT
ExaminersPrimary: Grosz, Alexander
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61G 012/00
AbstractA patient repositioning and position maintenance device wherein the apparatus includes a rectangular sheet of fabric material which is folded and fastened such that a rectangular patient resting area is disposed between a pair of cushioned cylinders. The rectangular patient resting area portion of the fabric material is placed beneath the shoulder and hip area of a bedfast patient such that a cushioned cylinder is located on each side of the patient in a position between the patient and a bed rail. Additionally, a soft-covered triangular cushion is removably or permanently attached to the sheet at a point equidistant from each cylindrical cushion so that the triangular cushion is located between the patient's legs. The device is used to reposition the patient either by sliding the patient along the bed longitudinally, or by rolling the patient over. Finally, after the patient is repositioned, the cushioned cylinders are used to maintain the patient in a stable position.