Orthopnoeic position for easier breathing
The orthopnoeic chair position is mainly indicated for patients with dyspnoea at rest. This one-button function places the patient into a high Fowler’s position, thereby reducing pressure in the abdominal area for easier diaphragmatic breathing and facilitating improved utilisation of additional breathing muscles.
[a] Sitting up position
[b] Supported feet
[c] Supported arms
[d] Reduced pressure in the abdominal area
The pressure in the abdominal area is reduced thanks to the extension of the Ergoframe® mattress platform which creates more space within the sitting area. This will facilitate deep abdominal breathing. The integrated retraction of the bed length provides effective foot support against the foot-end. This will allow the patient to use additional muscles for easier breathing.