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Hill-Rom Introduces Innovative Smart Bed for Medical-Surgical Settings
Date:12/11/2009

test addition to a full line of smart beds from Hill-Rom which now includes seven different models.

"Our customers' input was key as we designed this new bed," explained Kao. "They told us they were looking for an easy to use bed with patient-friendly features that would improve the experience for patients in the med-surg units, yet they also wanted all the safety features and therapy options that could be provided. The Advanta 2 bed provides an enviable combination of ease of use, safety and proven technology for the unique demands of the med-surg environment."

Many of the Advanta 2 bed features are designed to improve safety and at the same time enable caregivers to more easily complete their duties, giving them more time to care for patients. Some of these features include:

  • Point-of-Care® Controls located at the bedside in a large, easy to read format
  • One button Vascular foot positioning to facilitate improved circulation
  • Built-in battery backup for bed operation when unplugged from main power
  • Shearless Pivot® mechanism to protect the skin while the back and knees are raised
  • An "intelligent" bed exit system with multiple settings to allow normal patient movement without false alarms
  • A built-in bed extender to easily add length to the bed
  • SafeView(TM) visual alerts for bed exit, rails, brakes and bed height to permit easier monitoring of these critical settings
  • Customizable alerts and reminders through NaviCare® software freeing caregiver to provide more direct patient care
  • Visual and audible alerts provide local safety while feeding data into any nurse call system, wireless device or hospital network enabling improved documentation and monitoring of patient safety status
  • Data automatically provided to electronic health records.

"This bed is an excellent new smart option for our customers because it combines innovative
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