The Multicare bed for critical and intensive care comes of ten years of innovation and development, and is equipped with several unique features and functions. It aids in the prevention of pulmonary complications in long term immobile patients, and facilitates many therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
It also eases physically demanding procedures, thereby saving time and reducing caregiver workload. The unique columnar construction and leading edge materials ensure fast and effective cleaning, ease of maintenance, and lasting durability. All functions are managed and controlled by an electronic system rounding out the design of the intelligent critical and intensive care bed of the future.
PREVENTION OF PULMONARY COMPLICATIONS -Automatic Lateral Therapy (ALT®) is a function that maintains the bed, and the patient in it, in a permanent cycle of programmed lateral tilts. This partly replaces the natural movement of the human body, and acts preventatively against serious respiratory complications.
SAFE X-RAYING - The lateral X-ray cassette holder enables safe imaging of the chest without repositioning the patient on the bed. It is equipped with a sliding cassette system for exact placement under the patient, and enables imaging in both landscape and portrait formats.
AUTOMATIC WEIGHING -The Advanced Weighing System integrated into the Multicare® bed is capable of calculating the exact weight of the patient in all bed positions. This yields not only the current value of the patient’s weight, but also provides valuable information on changes over time.
COMFORTABLE CONTROL - The Multiboard® main control is oriented so that its horizontal surface clearly indicates adjustment of the backrest to 30°, the preventative position for respiratory complications. In addition, it is easily accessible in the Orthopneic Chair® position, or with lowered central side rail.
EASIER BREATHING - The Orthopneic Chair® position created by the Ergoframe® mattress platform facilitates respiration and is primarily intended for patients with resting dyspnea,. It combines a high Fowler’s position, pressure reduction in the abdominal area, and easier deep breathing and foot support, allowing the use of additional breathing muscles.
LESS EFFORT - Nursing is one of the professions with the highest risk of back pain. This is usually caused by the strain endured when positioning heavy patients while providing care. Lateral tilt can help significantly in these situations. Work becomes much easier with automatic bed functions, which also reduce the potential risk of human error.
EXCELLENT SAFETY - The side rails extend along the body of the patient from the area of the knees to the head, and thus protect the patient against a possible fall. The parameters of the side rails create the highest safety standard in the class, and render the bed compatible with both active and passive mattresses up to a height of 23 cm.
COMPLEX PREVENTION OF PRESSURE ULCERS - Pressure ulcers are a complication that can be prevented. Careful positioning of the patient, reduction of pressure on the soft tissues, and reduction of shear forces during changes in the position of the bed are key aspects that the Multicare® bed provides in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Multicare is fully compatible with the Virtuoso® active mattress. It is based on the principle of zero pressure air cell alternation. In a 7.5 minute cycle, the pressure is reduced to zero in one of three neighbouring cells.
EFFECTIVE MAINTENACE AND SERVICE - For easy cleaning and decontamination, the bed has a minimal number of small parts, plastic parts are smooth with no fissures, and the sealed columnar construction prevents contaminated liquids from leaking into the motors.
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The mattress is designed for Eleganza 3 and Eleganza 3XC beds. The mattress contours to fit the mattress platform, providing ergonomic patient positioning and excellent pressure ulcer prevention. The mattress cover is made from permeable welded LINTEX. The underside is made from Porotex.
The three cell technology of the VIRTUOSO mattress mimics the method by which the body naturally prevents pressure damage by providing frequent and complete elimination of pressure. The VIRTUOSO is a 24-hour pressure elimination system providing accelerated healing of all grades of pressure ulcers irrespective of mobility. The parameters featured in the system have been carefully chosen based on extensive research, and the results of numerous clinical studies. Virtuoso works in a clinically proven three cell cycle, in which a trio of spherical cells alternate in 7.5 minute intervals.