VersaCare® Med Surg Bed


Advanced technology for superior care

The VersaCare bed offers state-of-the-art technology enabling 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 making their job easier.

Features

Help keep Your Patient's Skin Safe

US expenditures for treating pressure ulcers have been estimated at $11 billion per year.3 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 ulcers. Skin protocols, used in conjunction with bed and surface technology, can help reduce pressure ulcers.

Features to Help Assist Patient Interaction

About 12% of nurses leave the profession because of back pain.4 On average, caregivers pull patients up in bed 35 times a day- a leading cause of back injury.5 Moving patients shouldn't involve back strain. It should be as simple as pressing a button. With the VersaCare® bed, repositioning patients has never been easier.

  • Smart Bed technology enabled for connectivity with NaviCare® Nurse Call, other nurse call systems and EMRs
  • SafeView®alerts
  • Bed exit monitoring system with Hill-Rom’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

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" (218.0 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


Case studies

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High Yields from a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program - Yuma Regional Medical Center

The implementation of a new bed system that provides: a pressure redistribution surface; a bed exit system; and powered patient transport in their bed, has helped improve clinical outcomes and reduced cost. The program changes following the purchase of VersaCare A.I.R.® bed systems have been estimated to save the Yuma Regional Medical Center facility greater than $200,000 per year. The benefits that were achieved above involved a mandatory systematic application of the process improvement program designed to utilize the bed features.

References »

1. IHI, Reducing Harm From Falls (http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/PatientSafety/ReducingHarmfromFalls). Information found on April 7, 2011

2. Joint Commission, It’s a Long Way Down: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls retrieved from http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/ 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. http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/ Volume92004/No3Sept04 / EvidenceBasedPractices.aspx

5. Hill-Rom Patient Activity Study, 2010