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Boppy Pillow for Geriatric Patients

I was wondering if anybody who worked in a geriatric setting had ever made a homemade Boppy pillow for positioning of geriatric patients? If so was it successful?

By dlansford from Nashville, TN

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

What is a Boppy pillow?

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

I did have a patient who used what she referred to as a "husband", one of those large bolster type pillows with a high back and protruding arms. Here's a picture of a similar one:

http://www.amaz  84687&sr=1-1

A boppy for grown-ups would have to have a high back, I think, because adults have a higher center of gravity than babies.

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

A bobby pillow is used for positioning. I've made a couple of them with loose filling and pillow ticking. I use one for sleeping and leg elevations. The problem is keeping them clean in the nursing facility. I'm a retired Geriatric Nurse and Administrator with lots of year of experience. Commercial washers are murder on pillows and personal clothing.

The pillows are not hard to make, I've made bolsters in addition to the u shaped pillows I use for sleep.

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