Hospital beds for children and teens
Compliance with safety standards and the best possible protection for patients are always the top priority for Stiegelmeyer. This is particularly so in the case of children and teens who require a great deal of attention and support in hospital. This is the reason we prepared in good time for the launch of the new EN 50637 standard for medical beds for children. To coincide with its launch on 31 August 2020, we are introducing two new motorised models - the Cuddle children’s bed and the Seta pro junior youth hospital bed - which meet every requirement and improve care in paediatric units. Existing paediatric beds that meet the old standard can continue to be used, according to current information. However, the much stricter requirements concerning certain design aspects of the new standard make it advisable to incorporate these changes in any future planning. The new standard additionally considers any possible risks posed by children playing unsupervised in the vicinity of the bed.
The control box in the linen holder is fitted with a magnetic lock to prevent unauthorised removal. Children playing on the floor cannot become trapped under the bed if they operate the control box and make bed adjustments.
Permanently secured plastic mattress base covers resist children's curiosity and effectively prevent access to any possible hazard points on the movable bed mechanism under the mattress base.
When not in use, the handset and cable can be stowed away safely in boxes at either side of the mattress base. These are secured with standard magnetic locks. This prevents children from adjusting the bed by mistake or being strangled by the handset cable.
To prevent children's fingers from being trapped, the accessory holder can be closed off with a magnetic lock when not in use. The accessory holder is otherwise used to facilitate good patient care.
The gap between the full-length safety side bars has now been halved and is less than 60 mm. Even with a high pressure of 125 newton, a test cone cannot be pushed between the bars. Children with small heads are therefore protected from entrapment and strangulation.
The patient lifting pole handle is designed with cross bars that ensure it is impossible for children to get their head stuck in the handle.
An accurately fitting, non-sliding mattress prevents patients from trapping their head between the mattress and safety side or head and footboard, resulting in difficulty breathing. The distances around the mattress are much smaller than on adult beds.
The 4-section mattress base on the Seta pro junior provides comfort and flexibility during therapy. The gaps between the mattress base sections are narrower than 60 mm and are inaccessible due to protective covers. Even if young patients crawl under the mattress, they cannot get trapped there.
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