Georgios Kampisiulis Kemmler
Managing Director of Stiegelmeyer Group | Managing Director of Stiegelmeyer Africa (Pty) Ltd
Intelligent sensor technology supports patients and care staff. In a hospital, every day is dedicated to making life easier for the patient and promoting recovery in the best possible way. Without human support, however, this does not usually work.
Care staff convey a feeling of safety and a sense of well-being. Similarly, these properties are reflected in the technology incorporated in our hospital beds.
The Out-of-Bed function integrated in the hospital bed transmits a digital signal if help is required. Every second that relieves the workload on care staff is also a gain for the patient. Only if products meet these requirements are we able to say they are "products for caring with heart and mind".
Hospital beds with the Out-of-Bed system automatically inform care staff as soon as a patient leaves his or her bed.
On request, a messaging function can be activated to send a message directly to the nurses’ duty room through the existing call system. The message delay can be set individually, such as to 15 or 30 seconds, or to 2 or 15 minutes.
The function is activated and controlled with the aid of a handset on the bed. Each time the Out-of-Bed function is started up, a safety lock is activated on the handset to prevent the patient from setting any functions.
The system lightens the workload of staff and provides extra safety for the patient.
If a patient needs to leave his or her bed frequently at night, a permanent, non-glare light can be switched on under the bed. Combined with the Out-of-Bed system, the under bed light is activated automatically if the patient leaves the bed. The patient can get out of bed safely and will find his or her way back reliably without waking up other patients. Once the patient has returned to bed, the Out-of-Bed system will automatically turn the light off.
The patient can get out of bed safely and will find his or her way back safely without waking up other patients. Once the patient has returned to bed, the out-of-bed system will automatically deactivate the light.
The LCD handset has a clear display and only three buttons. This makes it particularly easy and intuitive to use.
Dimmed permanent backlighting makes the controls easy to see at any time of day or night. The handset is very robust with its slim, stylish design.
With the EasyCare function, these functions can be used at the nurses’ level without changing the blocking status for the patient. This saves nursing staff a lot of time and increases the level of safety.
The height adjustment of the beds works quickly and powerfully to guarantee time-saving operation. If, due to lack of attention, something is in the way when the bed is raised, this could damage the bed and the furnishings.
For this reason, a collision emergency switch is integrated in the wall deflection rollers. This switch automatically stops the height adjustment function as soon as an obstacle is in the way.
The height adjustment can be limited in both directions. For example, the height of the windowsills, the wall installations and power sockets can be entered as a maximum or minimum height. As a result, collisions with these obstacles will never occur again.
In this way, fall-prone patients can also be prevented from raising the bed too high. This is a further important element of fall prevention.
Modern movable hospital beds are equipped with an acoustic brake signal. If the power plug is connected, these beds will detect when the brake is not engaged. Consequently, various dangers can be avoided, such as falls when leaving or returning to bed, or leaning against the unbraked bed.
Similarly, maintenance costs for power cables and sockets can be reduced thanks to the audible alarm which makes it impossible to forget to unplug power connections before moving the bed.
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