Paperwork is one of the biggest bug bears across the medical industry, with the amount of time it takes often said to reduce the time caregivers are able to dedicate to their patients.
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Last month we looked at some of the technologies we were looking forward to seeing at the Rio Paralympics. Besides seeing Team GB put in such a fantastic performance, it was fascinating for us to watch so many of the very latest assistive technologies in action.
Pressure Injuries are one of the most common problems faced by OTs dealing with chair-bound patients. Even when all guidelines are followed it can be hard to tell exactly when a pressure injury is developing.
The idea of a totally ‘connected’ hospital isn’t a new one – in fact it’s been around pretty much as long as the internet. And it makes sense – the possibilities for automatic patient monitoring and the chances to improve processes based on past data are all extremely attractive. Now, with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) these possibilities are becoming realities.
This article published in Posability magazine outlines the way in which the rights of disabled people might be affected by Brexit. The overriding message is that the UK has existing legislation that matches that of the EU, and it has also ratified many other international treaties concerning the rights of disabled people, so immediate rights will not be affected. However, it does make the point that the UK is no longer obliged to keep pace with directives issued by Brussels, and people with disabilities will have to hope the UK government continues to advance the rights of people with disabilities themselves.
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