Medical Bed

In hospitals and other medical institutions you will notice that they use a special type of bed. This medical bed has been specially designed over a number of years to provide maximum comfort to the patient and maximum functionality to the hospital and its employees. The main function of the medical bed is its ability to adjust itself in terms of height, at the top and at the bottom. Medical beds may be found in the following locations:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted living
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Home healthcare

They really are a great addition to the medical field and make looking after much patients and keeping them comfortable much easier.

How do they help the patient?

The primary benefit to the patient is the fact that they can adjust the bed itself to suit their requirements. The height of the bed as well as the top part and bottom part can be independently adjusted as required. The main medical benefit of this is that patients can raise certain injuries for a faster recovery time. They are also practical in terms of sitting up and watching TV for example.

The bed itself helps the patient

The beds themselves can use common mattress types and bedding to allow the patient to feel more comfortable. It’s just the medical bed has the added function of adjustability. The sidebars which can be raised or lowered on demand can provide both emotional and physical security to the patient. Some drugs and medical conditions may cause the patient to fall off the bed, however the sidebars offer protection from that happening, and they can also be easily lowered when the patient needs to get out of the bed.

How do they help medical professionals?

The medical professionals are not the ones inside the bed, so you would think they would not be factored into the design. However doctors and nurses in hospital are very busy and need beds which have features to aid their jobs and make them easier. The first feature is the portability of the beds themselves. People move about hospitals all the time, by keeping the patient in the same movable bed you save on linen changes and provide a method of transport for the patient. Quite often patients that are transferred between departments or rushed to operating rooms will be kept in their beds; this is convenient to healthcare workers and comfortable for the patients. There are also rubber additions to the corners of the bed to absorb shock if the bed hits something during the rush of an emergency move.

The healthcare worker has access to the same remote the patient may use to adjust the bed. This means if the patient is not responsive or perhaps sleeping, the bed can be adjusted to the required setting by the healthcare worker. In some cases the nurse may force the bed up to get the patient awake and active rather than letting them sleep all day.

 

 

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