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Have YOU, ever gotten to literally gotten to experience the feeling of the RotoProne bed m

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Hello. I know this is unconventional, however I have a question. Have any of you even gotten to experience what it is like to actually experience the KCI RotoProne bed for your yourself? I know this question is not your every day question, however, I would like to know what it felt like. Thank you so much. God Bless you all.

calivianya, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

No, but I'd love to. It sounds like fun.

If we prone someone, we do it manually - with about five or six people involved to make sure all the lines and tubes stay put. I have been the guinea pig on the bed that others have practiced proning with several times - mostly because I don't mind getting a chance to lay down and be comfortable at work since it almost never happens. Being manually proned is pretty comfortable.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

I haven't, although I'd volunteer in a second! :up: I'm not sure if we've ever done it on each other. I suppose it would have to happen after the pt doesn't need it anymore and before the rep picks it up when they've come off

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

I had it, for TRALI. It was considered an almost experimental, last attempt thing then.

I was very sick, vented, restrained and sedated most of the time. I do remember it as a strange moving around, much like dizziness but after a while I felt actually being prone... it was a nice difference but after a short while shoulders, abdominal wounds and breasts (I was a new mom) started to hurt, then someone gave me "sumethin' for pain" and all got blurred again for a while. I did not know and did not care why it was done, and woke up well after proning was ended. Overall, nothing at all to write home about, just a part of very long nightmare of ICU stay with no days and no nights and lots of pain. No fun at all, I can assure, although later on I was longing for an opportunity to be prone.

I had it, for TRALI. It was considered an almost experimental, last attempt thing then.

I was very sick, vented, restrained and sedated most of the time. I do remember it as a strange moving around, much like dizziness but after a while I felt actually being prone... it was a nice difference but after a short while shoulders, abdominal wounds and breasts (I was a new mom) started to hurt, then someone gave me "sumethin' for pain" and all got blurred again for a while. I did not know and did not care why it was done, and woke up well after proning was ended. Overall, nothing at all to write home about, just a part of very long nightmare of ICU stay with no days and no nights and lots of pain. No fun at all, I can assure, although later on I was longing for an opportunity to be prone.

I would like to thank you for sharing your story I know from experience how long hospital stays can be. They are NOT Pleasant. Especially the dreams and the hallucinations When it's around and on Christmas and you wake up realizing that one month and three days had passed, it is a real shock. When you realize that you were an inch away from death, that is gut tearing. I know. I really appreciate you telling me what your Brain could remember of the RotoProne bed.

I have for demonstration. I have also had many patient's in rotaprone beds. Many do not survive.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

Thank you, ECMO!

Yes, it was totally ridiculous suddenly realizing that my baby was over a month old already. But we both made it and we both are doing just fine, and you made it, too, and that's what matters at the end, isnt' it?:up:

Thank you, ECMO!

Yes, it was totally ridiculous suddenly realizing that my baby was over a month old already. But we both made it and we both are doing just fine, and you made it, too, and that's what matters at the end, isnt' it?:up:

Yes that is all that matters. That we made it and are still alive at the end. Recovery is still in progress for me but I'm doing well and Air Mattress thankful that I made it to the end when it wasn't known if I would. Well now, we both can say, WE KNOW THAT WE BOTH BEAT THE ODDS! I take a minute every day to appreciate what good recovery feels like.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

ECMO, what's your story?

In the past three days, you've asked some very specific questions about three different types of beds, barium, pump simulators, and other specific brand-name equipment.

Are you a nurse, a student, a patient, or....?

ECMO, what's your story?

In the past three days, you've asked some very specific questions about three different types of beds, barium, pump simulators, and other specific brand-name equipment.

Are you a nurse, a student, a patient, or....?

I would rather not discuss the story behind my illness but I will say that I'm a RRT! The reason I am asking this forum the questions that I have is because I just want to learn I've had massive experience with the medic field. Not only am I an RRT But I came here Because it seems like a nice place for several healthcare providers. I hope you would understand.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

I tried the Triadyne proventa bed at the last Region 1 AACN conference. It was comfortable. There were reps from a couple of companies that sell pronation beds. Thanks for mentioning this. I will ask to try one out at the next conference.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Katie and ECMO, very glad to hear you both are doing so well!

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

ECMO, what's your story?

In the past three days, you've asked some very specific questions about three different types of beds, barium, pump simulators, and other specific brand-name equipment.

Are you a nurse, a student, a patient, or....?

I was thinking the same thing. Is OP just a curious student or ICU nurse. It would have never occured to me they were a survivor of such a treatment bed.

Best of wishes for your recovery, OP.

I was thinking the same thing. Is OP just a curious student or ICU nurse. It would have never occured to me they were a survivor of such a treatment bed.

Best of wishes for your recovery, OP.

Thank you so much. I have survived several things that it was said that I would not. I'm very very blessed

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

The original question seems very interesting for me.

The thing is, the whole world looks very different from the point of view of the patient. I knew well beforehead that I would get there and my chances were less than 100%. I thought I was ready for everything, and, of course, I was not. Neither were those who cared for me. Enough to say that I was irritated beoynd all means by a strange burring sound, like a huge bumblebee near my head at all hours day and night. As it turned out, it was mik exctractor machine which they had to get and use in ICU because nobody imagined I would lactate at all but the Mother Nature had her own way as usual. With that, I felt nothing at all physically, I was just ready to smash the source of the sound to pieces. I had tons more of episodes of "changed percrption", not quite psychotic but definitely not "normal" either. Some of them I now feel as purely funny, some are still nightmatish and it has nothing to do with real danger, only with my scewed perception. I wonder sometimes if my kiddo has anything like thsn in the very bottom of her memory. After all, she spent the whole 3, 5 months in NICU.

Thank you for good wishes... ECMO, you'll get outta there, I'm telling you!

Lennonninja, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in MICU - CCRN, IR, Vascular Surgery. Has 10 years experience.

I've woken up screaming from a nightmare where I was forced into a rotoprone while on nimbex but without propofol. Couldn't imagine volunteering to try one out!

weirdscience

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

I tried one for a 15 minute demonstration. The pronation was quite comfortable, but the supine position with the face cradle on made me quite claustrophobic. Definitely gave me some perspective.