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History of functional medical beds

History of functional medical beds

History of functional medical beds

Functional medical beds specifically designed for people who need some form of medical care. These beds have special features for comfort and well-being of the patient and for the convenience of health care workers. Common features include adjustable height for the entire bed, a separate head and foot ends, adjustable side rails, the rails health, medical and electronic console buttons to control the bed and nearby electronic devices. WestMedgroup, for example, also offers its customers such a beds.

Functional medical beds and similar types are used not only in hospitals but also in other institutions, such as nursing homes, and in the treatment of bedridden patients at home.

Functional medical beds specifically designed for people who need some form of medical care. These beds have special features for comfort and well-being of the patient and for the convenience of health care workers. Common features include adjustable height for the entire bed, a separate head and foot ends, adjustable side rails, medical and electronic console to control the bed and nearby electronic devices. WestMedgroup, for example, also offers its customers such a beds http://westmedgroup.ru/meditsinskie-krovati.

Functional medical beds and similar types are used not only in hospitals but also in other institutions, such as nursing homes, and in the treatment of bedridden patients at home.

Beds with adjustable side rails first appeared in England in the period between 1815 and 1825.

In the city of Bath, England, in the XVII century was invented the «Sedan chair», initially, to transport the wealthy from the baths (which gave the city the name). Later, it was used for patients.

In 1874, Andrew West Mattress Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, has registered a patent for a mattress frame with folding head end.

Modern three-segment multifunctional medical bed was invented by Willis Dew Gatch, Dean of the Faculty of Surgery at the University of Indiana in the early 20th century. This type of bed is sometimes called the Gatch Bed: three segments - legs, body, head - have the levers to change the height and position relative to each other.

The modern multifunctional medical bed with heigh-control was constructed in 1945.

But the story of creation is a bit more complicated. Even in ancient Greece there were stretchers for bedridden patients, two backups, with a tight band between fabrics and belts for fixation of a patient. Such designs were used in ancient Egypt and in ancient Rome.

Features a modern multifunctional medical bed: castors for increased mobility; the levers to change the level all over the bed or its individual end - manual or electronic; side rails (to protect the patient from falling). Integrated call button, supply of painkillers or oxygen support. Adds hinged handrails to facilitate peermescheniya in bed and gymnastics system for cargo skeletal traction. In the period from 1985 to 2004 in the United States were registered 300 cases of death in accidents related to automatic collapse of medical beds or its side rails. In this regard, the current to the safety requirements of the beds was elevated.

There are modifications for certain types of pathology: vertical, rotating, suspended beds (usually for spinal injuries).