We are talking pillows. Yes, perhaps a hospitalized patient’s head may not comfortably fit the pillows on the hospital bed. Perhaps the pillow is too soft, too hard, too small or too large for the patient to be comfortable.

     The top quarter of the hospital bed mattress is adapted so that computer controlled microsized foam rubber or air can be injected into (or out of) this enlargeable mattress. The patient or the patient’s family members can tell the attending nurse which type of pillow material should be tried- microsized foam rubber or air. The patient (or family members) will tell the nurse when the proper softness or hardness of the pillow is reached and when the proper size of the pillow is reached. Once again, this pillow is computer controlled so the air or foam rubber can be added or removed from the top quarter of this biomedically altered hospital mattress. There are no contamination issues to be addressed because of the non porous, able to be sanitized mattress barrier separating the inside of this pillow from the patient.

“One of my ministry dreams”

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

        As you may know, amateur radio was a lifeline for overseas missionaries for decades. Internet and cellular telephone use have replaced amateur radio as this lifeline. However, I feel that there is still a great need to supply amateur radios and develop a worldwide missionary amateur radio network. This ministry is not currently available. My dream is to work to develop the missionary network and work to donate amateur radios to missionaries, along with working to help these people obtain their overseas amateur radio licenses.
      I hope that you will consider these advantages to developing this unique, not currently available ministry:

      1. Amateur radios are still valuable for emergency communications everywhere. Even in the Americas, where the utility and cell telephone network is much better than anywhere overseas, in a disaster- public service agency staff still rely on amateur radio operators to help them coordinate disaster response. The amateur radio service utilizes numerous frequencies- immune to overload and quickly deployed using emergency battery power and portable antennas. In a disaster, cell telephone networks becomed overloaded and unusable soon after the emergency. Public service frequencies also may develop this overload problem.
Consider the increased useability with amateur radio use in overseas emergencies by missionaries who may be accustomed to the poor utility and cellular telephone service.
These missionaries should have amateur radios available for possible use in their local communities if the needs arise. Through the years, amateur radio has saved many lives.

       2. Missionaries have families who may be homesick for their american friends, american shopping availabilities and american society. These family members can use internet managed methods such as Skype and email messages and internet messenger to communicate with american friends or family members. However, again, these services may be unreliable overseas and they are one on one communications, where “roundtable” communications are not available. “Roundtable” communications with several participants is possible via amateur radio. Missionaries could meet on a designated shortwave frequency,on a scheduled basis, to discuss with other missionaries and their families items of common concern. Missionary family members could talk other family members over the amateur radio bands.

      3. Amateur radio is loads of fun, it is useful to relieve the stress common to missionaries, it is wholesome- with the dangers common to internet use not a concern. It is fun to use.

      4. Amateur radio is favored by God because of its’ wholesome nature- a non-violent alternative to video game and television use and its’ lack of sexual paradigms. Computer virus acquisition and anonymous internet users are not problems with amateur radio use.

      5. Amateur radio use is free after the radios are obtained. There are no monthly fees in amateur radio. This may be valuable for financially challenged  missionaries and their families.

     My dream is to develop a ministry in which I and other volunteers would solicit amateur radios ( used and new) from amateur radio manufacturers and licensees to give to missionaries worldwide at no cost to them. The ministry members would help interested missionaries obtain their amateur radio licenses and develop a regularly scheduled frequency for amateur radio missionaries and their families to check in and have “roundtable” discussions.

     As mentioned elsewhere in this blog- I was a thin, shy adolescent. I was not good at sports (but I sure wanted to be).  This patentable idea is sports related, yet it still fits into the overall theme of improving patient care. The idea simply lowers the learning curve required to become outstanding in certain sports. It combines modern technology, professional coaching techniques with practice. With this idea developed, it is possible for a small, thin person to be on the “first team” in basketball, for example.  A “coach” would be available for the youngster while practicing.   Once again, if corporate staff will be willing to appropriate a small percentage of the profits from this idea directly to my three children- this idea is theirs. However, I am hoping that God will bring christian church leadership my way, so that they can benefit from the desires I give you here. I want God to be pleased- after all, they all come from Him. I asked God to take charge of my project and become it’s Leader when the project started years ago.

      I wanted the readers of this blog to know that if you see “advertising” on this site- I receive no compensation for them. The advertising is placed there by WordPress managers in order to keep this blog available to me at no cost to me. I really do not care if the advertising is there as long as the advertising on my blog is in good taste, ethical, moral and attractive. I know that WordPress managers have to support their families also.

     This post’s title is accurate. The details and design are safely inside my cerebral cortex. I can truly say that this idea is the most valuable, clinically relevant, innovative and safety oriented of any of these patient care ideas.

     I am not giving you the details at this time as I am searching for a technical partner to help me patent this idea. I am not seeking personal financial relief; I am simply seeking lifetime financial relief for my three children. Contact information is given to you in the “Imagine!” posting.

       This old man still remembers fondly the smells of his youth- freshly cut hay, equestrian sweat, cleaning out the horse and cattle barns  and the peculiar smell of freshly shorn wool.

       He is now old, with only the memories and in the hospital confinement. Luckily, he is fortunate enough to have the progressive, caring, ” thinking outside the box” hospital management prescribing the “Recovery Radio” distraction curtain  to surround this patient and the “olfan” olfactory management. He is also fortunate enough to have the caring family members familiar with the fond smells of his youth.

     The “Olfan” is simply a small fan with the custom prescribed activated olfactory cartridges inserted in the cavity in front of this fan. Tbe family members had the choice  of the smells of freshly oiled equestrian saddles,  the faint but peculiar odor from puppies and kittens, freshly cut alfalfa, the barnyard smells, the pine forest in the air, the smell after a soaking rain, the Oregon seacoast, the sweet smell from the bakery, etc. to choose from. 


      This prayer will be commonly thought  after the newly developed intravenous catheter placement “smart-tool” is clinically marketed.

      Technology exists to combine nano-technology, Robotics, sonographic guidance technology, laser and infra-red positioning technology, biomedical and mechanical engineering technology with software engineering to ensure proper placement of intravenous catheters without mistakes.

      Perhaps this scenario is possible:   A microsized computer flat screen on top of the smart-tool gives the user a sonographic (or similar technology) image of the vein and it’s width. A cursor, corresponding to the position of the iv. catheter, is seen in this sonographic image. A steady LED light on top of this device and a steady tone tells the caregiver that the correct catheter insertion angle is reached. If the light starts to blink and the tone occurs intermittently, the caregiver knows  that the catheter angle is too shallow or too deep for proper placement. The robotic arms on this smart-tool will  push the catheter through the skin into the vein after the user pushes the button on the side of the device. This tool may save valuable time in emergency situations in which “collapsed veins” are seen.

      This innovative device would be capable of performing a “self check” of all electronic parameters to be certain that these parameters are within specifications prior to each use.

      The  nurse-phlebotomist would manage this  sterilizable hand held device to place the catheters in the veins first time-every time.

      This innovation is also useful in the veterinary paradigm. Perhaps this device would also be widely used in the paramedic arenas.