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Stryker frame (Homer Stryker)

Alternative eponyms

  • Stryker bed

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A frame that holds the patient and permits turning in various planes without individual motion of parts, allowing staff to turn a patient easily.

Description

A frame that holds the patient and permits turning in various planes without individual motion of parts, allowing staff to turn a patient easily. The device supports two rectangular pieces of lightweight but strong material so that one side is on the anterior surface of the patient and the other is on the posterior surface. The patient is held firmly between the pieces of material as if part of a sandwich. The device may be rotated around the patient’s long axis. This permits turning the patient without his or her assistance. After a turn is completed, the uppermost portion of the frame can be moved away from the patient.

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