For many patients, a bed is more than a just a place to sleep. It’s
a place where they spend a majority of their time. With so many
patient populations bed-bound for more than 50 percent of the day,
the right bed can help patients live comfortably, as well as prevent
medical complications, sleepless nights, depression, resentment
against caregivers and in the worst instances, death.
While instances are rare, providers should take bed safety into
account when choosing beds to offer. According to the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration’s “Practice Hospital Bed Safety” pamphlet,
between 1985 and 2009 the administration received reports of 803
incidents of patients caught, trapped, entangled, or strangled in
hospital beds. The incidents amounted to 480 deaths, 138 nonfatal
injuries, and 185 cases where someone could intervene to prevent
Bed options include adjustable, electric (both semi-electric
and full-electric), bariatric, manual, pediatric and multi-height.
Adjustable beds often feature quiet motors, ergonomic designs, a
durable frame and massage options. Bariatric beds offer options that
apply both to the client and caregiver, such as accessibility, userfriendly
set up, weight capacities and quiet operation.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
P903 Full Electric Expandable Width Low Height Long‐Term Care (LTC) Bed
Long-term care bed equipped with selection of features
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare introduced the P903 Full Electric Expandable Width Low Height Long‐Term Care (LTC) Bed. Equipped with a wide selection of features and capable of supporting up to 600 pounds, this bed can ultimately help to reduce resident falls and staff injuries. The integrated width expansion option allows the caregiver to adjust the bed from 36 in. to 42 in. to accommodate residents of all shapes and sizes, and accommodates taller residents by expanding the length from 80 in. to 88 in. The P903 features a dual‐pedal floor lock braking system, under‐mount LED lighting, handheld pendant control, synchronized hi/lo motors, adjustable wall saver, maximum under‐bed clearance and the capability to roll easily at any height.
GF Health Products
Zenith and Matrix Beds
Graham-Field Introduces 10 extended care beds
Graham-Field has debuted 10 new Zenith and Matrix Beds from Basic American Medical Products: the Matrix4100 / 4100APS, Matrix5100 / 5100APS, Matrix6100 / 6100APS, Zenith7100 / 7100APS, and Zenith9100 / 9100APS extended care bed models. The Matrix and Zenith lines feature smart, plug-and-play features, such as advanced positioning, including chair position, Trendelenburg, and Reverse Trendelenburg; USB power supplies to charge cell phones and tablets; and under-bed light for night vision. The beds are manufactured in ISO-13485-certified factories to conform to various safety standards, including IEC 60601-1:2012, Edition 3.1.
StaminaLift 5000 Bed Mover
Device helps prevent injury, facilitates easy patient, bed movement
The StaminaLift 5000 Bed Mover
is a universal bed mover designed
to prevent employee or
caregiver injury and
operating costs through
reduced transport headcount. The device is compatible with 95 percent
of all hospital beds, as well as most stretchers, trolleys, and bariatric beds.
Attaching to beds using a patented “connect and lock” jaw assembly, the
device grabs and lifts the castor assembly at either the foot or the head end of
the bed. StaminaLift 5000 is capable of pushing or pulling up to 1,320 lbs. and
lifting up to 660 lbs.
GF Health Products
Bed Offers Advanced Positioning Options
The Matrix 4000 extended care bed offers
advanced positioning options including Chair,
Trendelenburg, and Reverse Trendelenburg.
The bed features a height travel range of 8.95
in. to 27 in., has a safe work load of 450 lbs., and
is available in 35 in. and 42 in. widths. Sealed
ball bearings in the HI/LO mechanism reduce
maintenance. Optional accessories include assist
devices, extension kit (extends bed length by 4
in.), battery backup, underbed light, USB power
supply, and trapeze adapter.
Rip n Go
Rip n Go
New Approach to Incontinence Pads Allows for Quick Bedding Changes
Rip n Go is a Velcro system that lets those with incontinence and limited mobility quickly change incontinence pads and bed sheets. Unlike fitted plastic mattress covers that are difficult to change and time consuming or lose disposable that can shift, Rip n Go pads don’t move but are easy to change. The incontinence pads can be rewashed and reused resulting cost savings compared to disposables.