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NIGHT POSITIONING

 

Night Positioning - Abduction

Katie

Cuneiforms T-Roll is proving to be very popular and is found to be tolerated for much longer periods than firmer T-Rolls i.e. can be used for up to 8 hours at a time. The risk of pressure areas is also reduced and the unit prevents patients from needing complete bed care. Difficult clients accept the KATIE as opposed to more conventional types. Patients suffering with a variety of neurological conditions are being helped in the prevention of
contractures and in the inhibition of spastic patterns. Suitable for adults over 5ft, giving abduction of 11.5 inches, with a base height of 11 inches.

 


Midi Katie

A smaller version of the KATIE unit, with all the same benefits.  Suitable for patients between 4ft –5ft, giving abduction of 7 inches, with a base height of 8.5 inches.

 


Mini Katie

An even smaller version of the KATIE unit, with all the same benefits.  Suitable for paediatrics up to approximately 4ft, giving abduction of 4.5 inches, with a base height of 6 inches.

Micro Katie
An even smaller version of the KATIE unit, with all the same benefits.  Suitable for paediatrics up to 3 years of age, giving abduction of 3.5 inches, with a base height of 4.5 inches.


             

 

Emma

Designed for post operative hip replacement patients. Gives variable abduction as required. Two pairs of restraining straps help stabilise the legs after surgery. The unit gives complete support, equalising the pressure down the lower limb, stopping the risk of sore heels.

 

Josie

Designed to curb an upper scoliosis, as well as giving the whole body support, and to reduce hip rotation. This unit can give abduction if carefully positioned, alternatively an abduction wedge can be used also in case of high active clients. The entire unit offers firm warm support, therefore maintaining a good body symmetry for night positioning.

Trial reports on the JOSIE RANGE state that clients with a kyphosis / lordosis are very well accommodated and can lie supine without the risk of pressure areas. These cleverly designed units allow the carer / therapist to encourage and so to acheive shoulder flexion or promote extension. This unit can also be used for prone positioning with quadriplegics and tetraplegics.

Please note the JOSIE range will not cope with patients who are high tone.

The units come in four sizes:

  1. Josie 1 - 6 to 18 months
  2. Josie 2 - 18 months to 5 years
  3. Josie 3 - 5 years to 12 years
  4. Josie 4 - 5' 5" - and over

 

April

An abduction unit designed to work with the corresponding JOSIE unit to complete a good mid line position. The unit has two stabilising flaps which holds it in position. Sizes correspond with the JOSIE above, although JOSIE 1 is too small to accommodate an APRIL.