A weighted blanket is a blanket with evenly spread weights built in, to be used when lying down to help improve sleep. Scientific studies have found that the evenly applied pressure provided by a weighted blanket relaxes the body enough - increasing serotonin to help the person fall asleep.
The implementation of adequate footwear for patients and residents is one of the steps being taken in order to prevent falls. A budget friendly solution that is being explored is the use of non-slip slipper socks. The question is, what impact do slipper socks have on the fall prevention rate?
Cubicle curtains in hospitals are necessary for patient privacy, but a recent news article highlighted the risk of bacteria being spread by people touching the curtains. We examine the real risk of hospital acquired infections and how cubicle curtains play a part in that. Find out more.
What changes might take place between 2018 and 2118 to make the move go from something often viewed as a last resort, to something welcomed without worry?
Healthcare related UK Twitter profiles - we looked for the most informative, engaging thought-leaders and information services.
How will digital technology transform UK hospitals over the next 50 years? We speculate what futuristic hospitals will be like by 2068. Read more.