The dimensions depend on model and manufacturer but a bariatric bed can have a width of 1,300mm or more and a length of over 2,000mm. The height of bariatric beds can be adjusted up to 800mm as per the patient's requirement. Almost all beds now have adjustable weight and length features which make them adjustable to the patient's needs.
Yes, you may need a special bariatric mattress as they best perform with a flexible mattress that can work perfectly with bed changing angles and patients' postures. To compensate for heavy weight individuals a special mattress may also be needed that can take the weight of a few hundred Kgs.
Bariatric beds are designed and manufactured to resist heavy load and fatigue. High strength metal tube structure and robust design allow beds to take up to 500 kg of external load. All their mechanisms like height adjustment or patient posture adjustment can work against this external load.
A basic manual bariatric bed can cost around $3,000 to $5,000 while a similar electric bariatric bed can cost up to $12,000. An advanced bariatric bed will all advance function for physical therapy and all electric systems can cost from $30,000 up to $90,000.
No, you don’t need any certifications or training for using a bariatric bed although only a medical professional should use it for treating medically challenged patients.
As bariatric beds are for medical patients, cleaning is of high importance for the health of both the patient and medical personnel. A bariatric bed needs a proper and thorough cleaning before and after a new patient. This can involve disinfection surface cleaning and changing bed sheets.
Bariatric beds have a robust design and they are manufactured with high standards so they do not need any regular maintenance on any of their parts. A bi-annual or annual maintenance may involve lubricating moving joints, mechanical mechanism of screw and slider, checking electronic wiring and circuits, and replacement of any broken or fractured part.
If you are looking to a buy a Bariatric Bed for sale, suppliers on MedicalSearch include Midmed, Access Health, JD Healthcare Group, Keystone Health Services Australia, Novacorr Healthcare