Redcord Has Arrived!
Redcord -a unique, exciting and leading edge form of exercise therapy is now available at the Therapy Center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
Redcord was developed in Norway 25 years ago and made its way to the United States just a few years ago. Redcord uses the weight of a person's own body for resistance and can be used for rehabilitation or for performance-oriented training. Exercises can be adjusted to be more or less challenging so that it can be used by most everyone, regardless of age, strength, size and physical ability-from Olympic athletes to 80-year- old patients needing wheelchair assistance.
Ebola Preparedness at HRMC
As are most U.S. hospitals, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center is being proactive and promoting a heightened level of awareness regarding the Ebola virus. We are prepared for any patients seeking care. The following is important, general information regarding the Ebola virus:
HOW IS EBOLA SPREAD?
- Ebola IS spread through direct contact with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola - usually through broken skin or mucous membranes. Ebola IS also spread through objects such as needles that have been contaminated with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola.
- Ebola IS NOT spread through the air, water, or food.
- A person infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until symptoms appear. Ebola's incubation period - the time from exposure to when signs or symptoms of the disease appear - can be 2 to 21 days, with the average incubation period being 8 to 10 days.
HRMC EMT's Utilizing Opiate Antidote Narcan
In March, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expanded a statewide pilot program allowing police and emergency medical technicians (EMT's) to carry and administer Narcan, a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, which has become a growing problem in New Jersey.
Narcan is an antidote that is administered nasally to patients suspected of having overdosed on an opiate. Opiates are drugs such as Heroin, Morphine, Fentanyl, Oxicodone, Percocet and Methadone that are prescribed to reduce pain or cause sleep.