VersaCare® Med Surg Bed

Advanced technology for superior care

The VersaCare® bed enables high quality care for mid to high acuity patients through advanced solutions supporting patient safety, patient mobilization, and skin care. The bed also assists caregivers with daily care to help make their job easier.


Help keep Your Patient's Skin Safe

Keeping your patient's skin safe has never been more important. Reducing shear, friction, moisture, and heat can help aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.

Simple, Yet Sophisticated

We’ve integrated a host of safety-promoting, leading-edge technologies into one versatile healing system- all controlled through a simple, intuitive interface.  

  • Smart Bed technology enabled for connectivity with NaviCare® Nurse Call, other nurse call systems and EMRs
  • SafeView®alerts
  • Bed exit monitoring system with Hillrom’s patented three-level detection algorithms and automatic reactivation
  • Nightlight
  • Low bed floor to top of deck 13" (33 cm)
  • LowChair® position
  • FlexAfoot™ patient positioning system
  • Boost® patient repositioning system
  • Turn Assist
  • Advanced Microclimate® management technology (on P500 surface)
  • Integrated scale
  • Point-of-Care® nurse controls
  • HandsFree® foot controls
  • Intellidrive® powered transport
  • Automatic battery backup
  • X-ray cassette sleeve for thoracic x-rays (on P500 surface)
  • Digital head of bed angle display
  • 30° head of bed alarm
  • SideCom® nurse call and entertainment controls
  • Obstacle Detect® feature

The VersaCare bed’s connectivity, flexibility, and utility are just some of the reasons that the VersaCare bed is one of the most trusted names in Med-Surg.


Technical Specifications

Bed height
Low position – floor to center of deck 13" (33 cm)*
Low position – floor to edge of deck 17" (43.2 cm)*
High position – floor to center of deck 30" (76.2 cm)**
High position – floor to edge of deck 34" (86.4 cm)**
*Optional IntelliDrive® power transport adds 4" (10.2 cm) height to the bed in its low position
**Optional IntelliDrive® power transport adds 1.5" (3.8 cm) height to the bed in its high position
Sleep surface
Width 35.5" (90.2 cm)
Length, fully extended 86.4" (219.5 cm)
Length, fully retracted 75" (191.0 cm)
Surface weight limit 500 lbs
Overall width
Siderails down 37" (94.0 cm)
Siderails up 40" (102.0 cm)
Overall length
Fully extended 94.5" (240.0 cm) with standard foot board 97” (246 cm) with integrated transport shelf
Fully retracted 82.5" (210.0 cm) with standard foot board 85” (216 cm) with integrated transport shelf
Bed angles
Max head of bed elevation 0°-65°
Max Knee elevation 0°-16°
Max Foot section 0°-27°
Max Trend/reverse Trend 15° / 10°
Patient weight limit
Patient weight, all surfaces 500 lbs (227 kg)
Safe working load, including all accessories 550 lbs (250 kg)
Electrical characteristics
Backup battery power Standard
Standards test to UL2601 & IEC 60601-1
Technical and Quality Assurance Standards
UL 60601-1
CSA® C22.2 No. 601.1
IEC/EN 60601-2-38<
IEC/EN 60601-1
IEC 60601-1-2<
IEC 60601-1-4
EN 13485
References »

1. IHI, Reducing Harm From Falls ( Information found on April 7, 2011

2. Joint Commission, It’s a Long Way Down: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls retrieved from Web-Based-Education / Its-A-Long-Way-Down-Reducing-The-Risk-of-Patient-Falls/1435/ on January 18, 2011

3. Kuhn, BA. Balancing the pressure ulcer cost and quality equation. Nurse Econ. 1992;10:353-359.

4. ANA Nursing World Safe Patient Handling and Movement.. Vol. 9, 2004. Volume92004/No3Sept04 / EvidenceBasedPractices.aspx

5. Hillrom Patient Activity Study, 2010

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