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Turn Medical Automates Patient Prone Positioning for Critical Care
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Turn Medical Automates Patient Prone Positioning for Critical Care

A San Antonio medical device company is coming out of stealth mode to launch its first product for critically ill patients with severe respiratory issues. Turn Medical is commercializing its automated hospital bed that rotates the patient safely and easily to a prone position onto their abdomen.Prone positioning is recommended for critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which accounts for about 10% of all admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. Prone therapy is now considered the standard of care for those with severe ARDS to reduce lung trauma and improve outcomes, especially for those on a ventilator.Tara Psencik, CEO and co-founder of Turn Medical, told Startups San Antonio they are looking to launch its bed, called the Pronov...