Beds & Support Surfaces


Competive Bidding: Support Surface Providers

Business Solutions

Canary in the Coal Mine

As a cornerstone DME service, beds are in a unique position to tell us how competitive bidding might play out for the entire industry. Have Round One bed and support surface HMEs found business models that let them breathe easy?

Call Out the Big Guns

Air-fluidized therapy comes to HME providers courtesy of Blue Chip Medical’s Airus.

Tailor-Made Wound Care

Products & Technology

Tailor-Made Wound Care

When it comes to pressure sores, bariatric patients are at greater risk due to their size and immobility. HMEs need to keep pace with technological advances in order to offer bariatric patients the kind of tailor-made solutions that give them a fighting chance against debilitating wounds.

First-Hand Expertise

After undergoing life-changing gastric bypass surgery seven and a half years ago to combat the results of a thyroidectomy, his “walking in his customers’ shoes” helps guide his company’s production of bariatric products.

Pressure Wound Staging

A quick summary of The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel pressure sore staging guidelines.

Cover Feature

Bed Basics & Beyond

Beds and support surfaces are cornerstone DME for providers, and it is critical for them to take their understanding of how these offerings suit various patient needs to the next level. This not only includes ramping up safety and funding knowledge, but also how proper bedding can impact a patient’s emotional wellbeing.

Bariatrics

Bariatrics:

How to Select and Install the Right Bed for a Bariatric Patient

The main differences between beds for bariatric patients and non-bariatric patients are the bed’s size and weight capacity. Picking the proper bed for a bariatric patient can be a lengthy undertaking since there are many areas to consider.



Support Surface

Mattresses:

How to Match Mattress Types to Different Patient Needs

The type of sleeping surface people use can affect every aspect of their life, including rest, pain and skin integrity.When addressing patients who are on a bed even longer, the effect of sleep surfaces on overall health and wellbeing becomes even more profound.

Picking Beds with an Eye on Quality of Life

How to select and install the right bed for a bariatric patient.

Invacare CEO Suffers Stroke

Chairman and CEO Mixon to take temporary medical leave.

Problem Solvers

Serving Unique Support Needs

Mobility patients need a treatment plan that spans 24 hours per day, including when they sleep. How can providers better understand and serve mobility patients' bed and support surface needs?

Serving Unique Support Needs

When it comes to mobility patients, understanding their special bedding and support surface needs is integral to their overall wellbeing.

Fournie Promoted to Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for The ROHO Group

Fournie Promoted to Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for The ROHO Group

Patrick Johnson to Lead WorldBed Effort to Deliver 200,000 Beds to Displaced Haitians

Patrick Johnson to Lead WorldBed Effort to Deliver 200,000 Beds to Displaced Haitians

Borcherding Becomes ROHO Group’s President

Borcherding Becomes ROHO Group’s President

Problem Solvers

Special Delivery: Bed Installation

Delivering beds and support surfaces can be costly. How can providers fine-tune the process?

GF Taking Select Manufacturing Back Stateside

DME maker launches “Back in the USA” initiative.

How to Match Mattresses to Bariatric Patient Needs

Pair an increasing patient population with the variety of mattress options related to treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers, and the learning curve gets a bit steep. What do providers need to consider?

Matching Mattresses to Patient Needs

What do providers need to consider form a wound care perspective?

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