Realizing that post-operative respiratory therapy is quite painful, two cardiovascular surgeons developed Sir Koff-A-Lot in the mid-1980’s to ease their patients’ pain.
The bear’s firm, flat, seamless back is held against the patient’s incision, thereby providing support and exerting a counterforce that minimizes the pain of therapy. Sir Koff-A-Lot also provides psychotherapeutic benefits by becoming a “friend” during the frightening period following surgery. Even the most masculine, grizzled men hang on to Sir Koff-A-Lot once they realize the benefits of the pain-relieving bear.
Sir Koff-A-Lot wears a t-shirt that is silk-screened with the client’s logo to serve as a marketing tool. The back of the shirt can be screened with the design of an anatomical heart to serve as a teaching aid. The bear also has a booklet attached, titled “The Care and Feeding of Sir Koff-A-Lot”, which illustrates how the bears are to be used. Stuffed firmly with hypoallergenic polyester filling, Sir Koff-A-Lot is machine washable and dryable, and exceeds all state and Federal safety guidelines.
Providing Sir Koff-A-Lot not only benefits patients by aiding with their recovery; it also illustrates the high level of commitment that the institution and its caregivers have for the well being of their patients. Contact Muffin Enterprises, Inc. to learn more about Sir Koff-A-Lot and have a sample sent for evaluation by you and your associates.