Five adjustments are included in a five-function home hospital bed. These adjustments include: head, foot, height, Trendelenburg, and reverse Trendelenburg.
Standard consumer beds are fixed platforms that are parallel to the ground and locked at a specific height. The adjustable beds allow caregivers and occupants to alter the shape and height of the bed, as well as the angle and angle of its surface.
Home hospital beds are classified by adjustable bed retailers and manufacturers according to their number and type. In an earlier article, we discussed how beds can be classified according to the power source they use. We'll be looking at another way you might see beds advertised.
Basic home hospital beds may only have one position that can be adjusted, and this is usually at the head. This allows the patient to comfortably lie down in the bed. The number and flexibility in adjustments for beds becomes more advanced, leading to the five-function electric bed. Each adjustment has a specific purpose and contributes to comfort, safety, treatment, and patient satisfaction.
Hospital bed adjustments explained
Five functions are necessary for a bed. Home hospital beds are medical equipment. A home hospital bed is medical equipment. It should be flexible in shape and position to treat a variety of conditions.
Head Adjustment. The top of the home hospital bed is controlled by the head or backrest adjustment. It raises or lowers the upper body. The range of motion is flat to almost vertical. However, many conditions can benefit from a higher resting and sleeping posture. To reduce stress on the lungs, people with COPD and other respiratory conditions like COPD should sleep in a semi-recumbent posture.
Foot Adjustment. The foot adjustment or leg elevating function raises and lowers your legs. Foot adjustment also includes a knee break, or articulation. This allows the knees to rise above the feet.
Height adjustment. The height adjustment, also known as a hi-low adjustment, controls the height of the bed relative to the ground. Height Adjustment. Also known as a hi-low adjustment, the height of the bed from the floor is controlled by the height adjustment. The bed can be adjusted to the right height to allow for easy transfer from one wheelchair to another.