Patient beds make patients who need to be seen in bed more comfortable. It also allows companions and healthcare professionals to care for the patient more easily. What should be considered when choosing a patient bed?
Where is it used?
The first thing to consider when choosing is where it will be used. This should be used in hospital, intensive care or at home. It should be compared with the dimensions of the place to be placed and should be chosen so that there is sufficient space on the right and left of the bed.
Manual or Motorized?
Manual functions are used manually. It is adjusted with the help of arms in positions to be adjusted according to the comfort of the patient. In motorized patient carts, functions can be adjusted using a remote control. It has more features than manual models. In electric bed frames, attention should be paid to the number of motors and motor power. Beds with motor power appropriate to the patient’s weight should be preferred. Double-motor patient beds will be inadequate for patients weighing over 100 kilos. Therefore, dual-motor ones should be preferred. Motorized cribs, which are more expensive than manual patient beds, have more features.
Are Patient Bed Functions Sufficient?
Functions may vary depending on the number of motors used in electric patient beds. There are two types of manual ones; with two single and double settings. Potted and non-potted varieties are also available. The issue that should be taken into consideration when making a choice here is the patient’s needs.
How should the bed section be?
Considering that the patient will be on it constantly, bed selection is of great importance. The supports must be rigid enough to avoid collapse problems. A bed suitable for its usage functions should be preferred.
Is the Skeletal Structure Durable?
Iron is used in the frame of patient beds. The thickness of the iron used in the product and the weldability of the joints affect the durability of the bearings. Therefore, when choosing a patient bed, attention should be paid to the structure of the skeleton.
What Should the Wheel Structure Be?
One of the important issues in patient beds is the wheels. Wheels must be of high quality and durable. Also, it should not slip on the floor. At least two of the four wheels used on patient beds must have a locking mechanism. In addition, high wheels with high carrying capacity should be preferred in beds used for overweight patients.
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