Currently, it is considered that one-third of the population is overweight or obese, so the population of bariatric patients represents a growing segment in hospitals around the world. The different investigations * show that an effective design of the hospital plays a fundamental role in bariatric care. In this sense, it is essential to have adequate equipment and standardized care protocols to provide the best physical and emotional attention to patients. The new Sidhil’s new bariatric beds bed allows caregivers to effectively care for large patients with innovative functions that increase patient dignity, facilitate their use, speed up workflow and allow safe care.
This type of articulated beds offers a greater robustness than the traditional because both their materials and their lines are adapted to withstand heavy weights. They differ from the articulated beds in their size and strength. They are bigger and can support many more kilos than beds for patients that we can find, for example, in hospitals or nursing homes. Another advantage of these XXL articulated beds is that they include support systems that are very useful for both the patient and the caregiver. These grabs are designed to help the patient to lie down and get up and to have a hold in case he had to perform some exercise or make some movement while lying down.
When these patients are in care settings for acute diseases, one of the great challenges is to ensure that the patient is treated the same as any other patient, with the dignity and respect it deserves. Sidhil’s new bariatric beds offer caregivers the possibility of guaranteeing the dignity of large-scale patients in a care setting with a bed that looks like the standard bed in a hospital. In addition, thanks to the sector’s leading functions, caregivers can care for the patient while respecting their autonomy and patients feel more self-sufficient if Sidhil’s new bariatric beds are used.
A new bariatric version of a patient bed seeks to solve a variety of care, treatment, and safety problems for patients weighing up to 450 kilos. Another advantage of a bariatric bed is safety. Most people who use bariatric beds are hindered for some reason, so a system of safety rails is essential to avoid falls and accidents. These beds have built-in adjustable protections to make the patient safer. The Total Lift Bariatric Bed is designed for hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living institutions, as well as long-term acute care hospitals and the home.
It brings improved mobility and a new level of care, dignity, and safety for the positioning of the obese and the morbidly obese, lifting a patient from a horizontal position to a fully vertical position or several chair positions at the push of a button. The Sidhil’s new bariatric beds allow the patient when raised to a fully vertical position, to simplify the passage out of bed with maximum safety and dignity, and without the risk of injury to caregivers. The domiciliary version of the Sidhil’s new bariatric beds allows the user or a home caregiver to operate all the functions of the bed with equal ease.
The Sidhil’s new bariatric beds are designed to expand from a width of 91 to 121 centimeters and a length of 200 to 220 centimeters. Support surfaces, energized or not, are optionally integrated, including rotating or alternating mattresses with low air loss that conform to the total, extended size of the Sidhil’s new bariatric beds. Pressing a button on the remote control initiates the tilt position, allowing the patient to move from a lying position to a fully standing position. First, a foot lifts moves toward the patient’s feet; once it makes contact with the feet, the bed starts to tilt, thus preventing any danger of sliding in the bed. Despite the inclinations of the bed, the foot lift is gradually lowered so that when the bed is in a fully vertical position,
The Sidhil’s new bariatric beds also presents an additional scale integrated into the foot lift that continuously shows the amount of pressure imposed on the feet and legs when the patient is tilted. This weight-bearing control allows caregivers to lift patients, increasingly and progressively, based on their ability to support their own weight. In addition to being safer, this new tool gives physicians and therapists the ability to develop optimal, individualized therapy programs. The supported positioning of the chair allows the back and legs to be positioned independently for optimal individual comfort. It also offers comfortable straps to provide additional security in various positions.
It is perfect for medical applications, including mobility therapy, orthopedic post-surgery care, and physical therapy, but it also meets the day-to-day challenges of the obese, morbidly obese, and their caregivers. We feel there is no doubt that it is the best solution for bariatric mobility, safe handling, and lifting of the patient. For the obese and the morbidly obese, the most basic daily tasks can be extremely difficult. Its weight affects breathing and tolerance to movement, as well as the risk of falling and sustaining injury. In addition, they are at higher risk for a wide variety of health problems including cardiovascular disease, respiratory failure, incontinence, and pressure ulcers, to name just a few. Caregivers and family members are also faced with unique challenges, including special training and equipment required to assist in mobility and positioning.
Characteristics of Sidhil’s new bariatric beds:
- Reduce the physical effort of the caregiver and the workload thanks to the widening of the width and flex foot with a simple button, which allows configuring the bed quickly
- Combine efficiency and ease of use with SlideGuard, designed to minimize the possibility of the patient slipping into bed
- Optimize patient care with the bed head alarm and three-way bed exit alarm, which warns caregivers of any risk to safety
- The resistant railings, the low bed position in combination with the deflation of the seat and ergonomic controls give patients the confidence to get in and out of bed with total safety, greater independence, and dignity
- The integrated scale allows caregivers to control the patient’s weight from the comfort of the bed.