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Sidhil Introduces Activ8 Bariatric Bed For the ITU Environment

Posted on October 3rd 2016

We've extended our Activ8 range of ITU beds to include an option engineered specifically for bariatric patients, providing total solutions for applications in the acute sector. Incorporating features developed specifically for the critical care environment, the new Activ8 Bariatric hospital beds meet all current European requirements and standards for medical devices and is capable of managing occupants weighing up to 500 kgs (78 stone). 

Constructed around a four section x-ray transparent mattress platform, the Activ8 Bariatric bed facilitates the use of C-arm and other x-ray procedures without the need to transfer the patient. In addition, the bed transforms at the touch of a button to a chair position, which offers optimum support for bariatric patients when exiting the bed, assisting with care procedures.

A dual-sided 15o lateral tilt action makes access to patients easy and comfortable, and also enables a range of configuration options, including implementation of lateral tilt therapy which can prove especially beneficial for patients with a high probability of developing postoperative respiratory complications and pressure ulcers.

High Side Rails To Prevent Falls Even With Deep Mattresses

Maximum patient safety is achieved by split folding side rails designed at a height to provide effective protection even where extra-depth dynamic therapy mattresses are in use. Easy to operate, these side rails are robust and equipped with shock absorbers in the event of an uncontrolled drop. In the lowered position, the side rails sit below the level of the mattress platform to facilitate ingress and egress.

The innovative LCD control panel offers easy and safe operation of all bed movements, including basic positioning and special one-touch functions such as Trendelenburg, reverse Trendelenburg, auto-contouring and CPR. An integrated colour graphic display provides a clear overview of the current status of all control and positioning functions, including alerts and alarms. This feature incorporates a Class lll weighing scale facility for checking patient weights to assist with establishing medication dosages.

Flexibility To Provide The Best Possible Bariatric Care

Head and foot ends are easy to remove, giving fast and unencumbered access to patients for emergency treatment, and with a variable height range of 45-83cm, the mattress platform ensures easy access for nursing staff and simplifies ingress and egress for patients. The platform can also be automatically extended or shortened by 10cm, and a special dynamic mattress is available for use with this bed which features automatic length adjustment without the need to add or remove mattress sections.

Activ8 beds are designed around hygiene and infection control, with rounded edges and open areas to facilitate cleaning procedures. All metal components are powder coated to resist UV radiation, mechanical damage and disinfecting agents.

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Sidhil Introduces Activ8 Bariatric Bed For the ITU Environment