LANCASTER, Ohio (January 2, 2012) – The safety of hospitalized patients at Fairfield Medical Center can be positively impacted by the hospital bed of the future. That future is now at Fairfield Medical Center. The new beds were recently installed on the inpatient floors in the hospital to ensure comfort, increased safety and ease of care.
The hospital received 118 new beds with more beds being delivered to the Center in January and February. The beds are called Stryker S3TM and have many features that assist staff in the adequate care of their patients, such as:
• A scale for accurate weight measurements.
• One-hand operation/intermediate side rail position for easy entry and exit for patients.
• Chaperone bed exit system to help alert staff to patients that are prone to falls.
• “Stay Put” frame technology to help keep the patient’s relative location unchanged when the head of the bed is raised, reducing the need for patient repositioning.
• Each bed is also equipped with new mattresses, which provide an opportunity for reduction in skin breakdown.
“The majority of time spent at the hospital as a patient is spent in a hospital bed. For this reason we wanted to purchase the most effective bed possible for every shape and size,” said Marilyn Hargett, Fairfield Medical Center Materials Clinical Coordinator. “The bottom line is that the beds offer new technology that helps us take care of our patients in a more efficient manner and are very user-friendly.”
For questions or more information please call Marilyn Hargett at (740) 687-8472.
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