Over 7000 nurses are expected to attend and we will be there with all our postoperative care products.
It is a chest surrounding sternum support with integrated handles for increased support available in all sizes for adults, pediatric and infant patients. Heart surgery and other operations in the chest cause soreness in the first days after the operation therefore patients may be reluctant to breathe deeply and to cough - to avoid the discomfort of pain. Yet deep breathing, coughing and early return to normal movement are very important for the patients quick and complication-free recovery.
20 facts you may not know about recovering from heart surgery and the use of external chest supports
These points are extracted from the recently published white paper from D. Hjorth titled: "Evaluation of external chest supports based on the entire recovery process in and out of the hospital to avoid offset costs of long term complications and medications."
It’s time for change. Sternal precautions must focus on function and patient characteristics to facilitate recovery rather than impede it.
Many hospitals supply heart patients with pillows, often called heart- chest- or cough- pillows. The purpose is to help patients to protect their sternum when they need to cough or sneeze. The question is: Could such pillows do more harm than good?
A study from Australia by Doa El-Ansary et al., compares the QualiBreath sternum support, called “Adjustable Fastening Brace” in the article, to an elastic compression binder, and sports tape - used to control sternal instability.