Nonadherence to prescription medication accounts for up to 50% of treatment failures. Missed medication doses result in around 125,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Some attribute 25% of hospitalizations each year to nonadherence. An adherence rate of 80% of the prescribed dosage is necessary to achieve therapeutic efficacy; yet, the actual consumption of all chronic medications are less than half. Patients literally are not taking their prescriptions!
Patient lifts transfer the mobility disabled from one resting device to another. Safe transfers are critical for patient and caregiver health. Some lifts are better than others. Which patient lifts are the top best patient lifts for home usage by Burt Cancaster.
Raised toilet seats go by many names, including toilet booster seats, elevated toilet seats, or raised toilets. They look a bit odd to most people. Some might think that they are looking at a pregnant commode. These medical toilet seats support users who have a disability affecting their lower limbs. Their mobility impairment may only be temporary, such as someone recovering from an injury or surgery. The disability may be more long-term, such as aging or arthritis. Sometimes it may be more severe like Buerger's disease, claudication, spastic paraplegia, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, lumbar spinal stenosis, or a host of other illnesses that affect mobility. They are also often used by wheelchair users as a long-term solution to safely transition from their wheelchair onto the stool and back again.
Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE
A G-Tube is a flexible tube that enters the stomach through a surgical incision, called a stoma. Anytime something enters the body there is a risk of infection; therefore, it is important to wash hands frequently, keep the stoma clean and wash feeding containers daily.