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A hospital bed is a basic element of equipment in each ward in healthcare facilities. The well-being and safety of lying patients depends on its comfort, as well as, to some extent, the effectiveness of treatment of their diseases and ailments. Depending on the needs, the appropriate size, control method (manual or electric, remote control) and additional functions should be selected. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the assortment of our EGERTON store! In it you will find, among other things, hospital beds.
The right choice guarantees minimization of staff effort and patient satisfaction. It is important that the beds are easy to use and clean. The selection of accessories, such as railings, scales or a drip hanger, also plays an important role. A necessary complement to the hospital bed is an ergonomic cabinet, thanks to which each patient has all his personal belongings at hand.
Medical beds are not only hospital equipment - they also determine how quickly the treatment or rehabilitation process will progress. This makes hospital beds also medical equipment. Their appropriate selection guarantees minimization of staff effort and patient satisfaction. It is important that the beds are easy to use and clean. The selection of accessories, such as railings, scales or a drip hanger, also plays an important role. A necessary complement to the hospital bed is an ergonomic cabinet, thanks to which each patient can have all his personal belongings at hand.
How to choose the right hospital beds? When choosing medical beds, you shouldpay attention to several important factors:
Column or frame construction?
The type of construction determines, among other things, the type of height adjustment and setting of specific segments. The column design involves only electrical adjustment and is most often compatible with the C-arm and medical devices. The frame construction is more adjustable, but cannot be used with a C-arm in most cases. In addition, the column construction is easier to clean, but it is more susceptible to damage and more expensive to repair than the frame construction.
Which type of regulation should you choose?
You can choose between two types of regulation: electric or manual. The electric one is much more convenient in everyday use, but it also involves higher costs. It is also worth checking whether the conditions of the infrastructure of the building where
beds are to be located allow for such a solution.
Types of fillings for mattress base and top segments
Another important issue will be the selection of the filling that best meets the needs of your patients. You can choose from:
- steel wire grilles (welded to the frame)
- perforated steel plates
- perforated plastic panels
- transparent bakelite or carbon fiber plates< /p>
Perforated steel plates fixed permanently will be the most durable. Bakelite plates, on the other hand, work best in intensive care units - where it is often necessary to perform an x-ray of the patient on the bed.
Choose the type of side rails
Choosing a specific type of side rail is important primarily from the
staff perspective. It is best to opt for those that will facilitate
medical workers' daily work - i.e. folding barriers that can be lowered by one
For more useful information to help you choose the right hospital bed, visit our blog: Hospital bed models - design features and functions./
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