H8C shearbeam used in hospital beds

Zemic Europe was honoured to help Vitalgo in the design of the Total Lift Bed new weighing system. The Total Lift Bed Trendelenburg from Vitalgo features a patented weight bearing control system: one scale located in the sleep deck and one located in the patented Foot Lifter™ footboard. As the bed tilts, a digital screen displays the weight bearing ratio, allowing caregivers to control and gradually increase weight bearing capabilities for accelerated early mobility, improved ambulation and ultimately, optimized patient outcome. This weighing system has the NAWI approval. (EC type-approval Certificate T8813)

TLB hospital bed force sensors

Benefits of the TLB in Early Mobility Programme

  • Tilt and Weight Bear 24 hours a day
  • Start mobility with patients sooner
  • Set goals based on data and review benchmarks
  • Receive baseline data
  • Less risks of staff injuries
  • Reduced chance of patient falls

Modified H8C loadcell integrated in Vitalgo Total Lift Bed 425T

In the medical industry weighing is becoming a  larger issue every day. Not only patients needs  to be weigh but also different kinds of life saving equipment. 

A few examples where Zemic weighing components are integrated in this sector:
• Monitor patient weight in several applications like hospital beds, wheel chairs etc. 
• Infusion pumps
• Patient transporters

Guideline for H8C in hospital beds

  

 

Potential of the TLB

The TLB has the potential to:

  • Decrease Length of stay through increased mobility
  • Reduce patient falls
  • Reduce Pressure Ulcer Development
  • Reduce Care Giver Injury

 

 

Candidate for TLB.

Any patient who cannot get out of bed or would benefit from mobility is a potential candidate for the TLB

Common Diagnoses include:

  • Ventilator Dependent
  • Stroke
  • Burn
  • Critical
  • Post Trauma or Surgery
  • Rehab
  • Obese

Total Lift Bed 425T; improved design and features

The new Total Lift Bed 425T remains true to its roots but has an improved design and new features. Vitalgo realises that clinicians have many choices for mobility once a patient can exit the bed but before that and for the other 23 hours a day the TLB is sometimes the only option. The TLB 425T’s new improvements will allow more patients to benefit from tilting and weight bearing.