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04. December 2020
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Operating the full-length safety side on the Puro hospital bed

The Puro hospital bed meets many requirements. Equipped with the MultiFlex+ split safety side, it promotes patient mobility. If, on the other hand, maximum protection is permanently required when there is a high risk of the patient falling, a bed with full-length safety sides is a good choice. Magdalena Höwelkröger, trainee in product management at Stiegelmeyer, demonstrates the effortless operation of this variant.

Unlike many other bed models, the full-length safety side (DSG) on the Puro is not anchored directly in the head and footboards, but on separate support elements. This has the great advantage that the head and footboards can be removed quickly in an emergency to gain better access to the patient. In order to use the DSG, therefore, you should first straighten the supports. They are folded down at the side of the bed frame and are simply pulled up until they engage vertically.

 

Raise the supports at the foot and head end.

Now grasp the upper bar of the DSG with both hands – when lowered, it rests inside the bed frame. Pull it up straight and evenly until it snaps into place at the top. The lower bar follows automatically. 

To lower the safety side again or to set it diagonally, grasp the upper bar at the foot end and pull it slightly upwards. Now press the release button on the support with your other hand to unlock the DSG.

Lower the upper bar to the bed frame. The lower bar moves along automatically. Do not let the bars fall down -  the patient could get trapped.

Now press the button on the support again to fold it down to the side. If you want to lower the DSG completely, repeat the described steps on the other support elements.

Depending on the layout of the room and the needs of the patient, you have various options with the full-length safety side. A diagonal position gives the patient a good feeling of protection and orientation without restricting him or her (left picture). Of course, you can also raise the DSG on one side of the bed only if, for example, the patient is only to leave the Puro on a specific side.

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