A hi-lo bed with shear prevention positioning
The Etude HC Bed is a twin bed option for those needing extended homecare functionality providing an attractive head and footboard as standard plus an emphasis on positioning to prevent shearing concerns for users. Safety rail options are available to assist with transfers and increase safety by preventing falls. Transfers and patient care by aids is made easier with a generous deck height range of 7.8” to 26.5”. The head and foot of the bed can be raised and lowered by using the 8-function hand control that also features an attendant lock out for additional user safety. Portability and storage are emphasized on the Etude HC. The bed can be assembled without tools. The Etude HC can be transported as a single rolling unit with 3” locking casters making transport smooth and easy. If you choose to separate the pieces, the bed disassembles into pieces weighing less than 52 lbs. each.
What Makes This Different
Shear prevention is the primary focus of Etude HC. The Etude HC features Shear Management Technology (SMT) as a standard feature. Shearing is a common concern on some basic full-electric hospital beds. SMT works to prevent shearing friction by repositioning the head and upper body of the user. Similar beds are unable to prevent the user from sliding forward in their bed when the head is raised causing the potential for the user to slide forward on their rear thus creating the potential for shearing on the bottom. Lockout ability is not common on beds in the Etude HC category. The lockout feature allows the caregiver or attendant to prevent positioning of the bed by the user or others who may be around the bed. Thus, the head or foot section as well as the overall height of the bed cannot be accidentally adjusted without the oversight of the attendant.
The Etude HC Bed conforms to the IEC bed standard IEC 60601-2-52. This equates to the highest degree of safety for both the client and the caregiver. The eight function pendant allows the caregiver to lock out any of the bed's functions for enhanced patient safety.
Why We Like It
The Etude HC’s premier focus is on positioning for both shear management as well as comfort and prescribed or recommended positioning for health needs. In addition to preventing shearing the Etude HC provides backrest adjustability ranging from 0 - 70°. The thigh angle can be adjusted from 0 - 18° and an overall legrest lift ranges from 0 - 25°. An overall tilt of the entire bed length is also available. The tilt can be as much as 11° with either the head or the foot being in the raised position. Moving or transporting hospital is a common need for home hospital beds. The 3” locking casters make moving the Etude HC simple. The bed folds into a convenient package also making it easily manageable for storage purposes. For those needing assistance sitting up or stabilizing themselves for transfers, a support handle is available. Additional lifting aid can be obtained with the optional support trapeze kit. For those needing a larger bed, 4” and 8” extension kits are available.
What You Need to Know When Ordering
Your item, unless otherwise specified, will be delivered via residential delivery. If you or your loved one require assistance in getting the bed inside the home or need assistance in its assembly, you may want to consider the "White Glove" delivery option which includes a set-up service. Upon delivery, the bed will be assembled, inspected and all packing supplies will be removed.
|Bed Height:||7.9" to 26.4"|
|Maximum Back Angle:||70 °|
|Adjustable Deck Height:||Yes|
|Product Weight:||183 lbs.|
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