What brand of bed does your hospital use?

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    I'm curious about what kind of beds your hospital uses, and what you like or don't like about them. I'm asking specifically for Hospital beds, since LTC usually uses much different beds. Also, please say if this is a critical care or med-surg bed, since the features are much different.

    My facility currently uses the Hil-Rom beds, and I'm in critical care, so we have their Sport beds. I don't like them too much, and we are currently looking at different beds. I've seen demos of Hill-Rom's newest bed, Stryker, and Linet's beds. So far, I like Stryker's bed the most. I like the talking feature to it. If it senses a patient trying to get out of bed, it has a soothing female voice that tells the patient to lay back down. It also has 64 different commands and Yes/No questions, in 12 different languages, which can be helpful for basic translation needs. And since it has speakers, it has a built in music therapy library to play for the patient. Oh, and it looks like the power drive function works much better then Hill-Rom's. I don't think I really saw anything on the bed that I didn't like. And one of the best features, the percussion/vibration software is in every bed, not an expensive add-on module like Hill-Rom.

    Linet's bed is just cheap. They even said that it is marketed towards smaller hospitals with small ICU's, that can't afford such an expensive bed like Hill-Rom and Stryker. I like that the turn assist and rotation therapy tilts the entire bed. It doesn't turn by inflating air bladders on one side, and deflating on the other side. BUT, it isn't an air mattress on the bed. So no percussion/vibration therapy available, and I wonder what that does for skin integrity. And the bed has no power drive function. Nobody on here may of heard of this brand, because they are new to the US, but apparently well known in europe.

    So what is your favorite, and why? Or why isn't a brand your favorite? Thanks!
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    Quote from ObtundedRN
    I'm curious about what kind of beds your hospital uses, and what you like or don't like about them. I'm asking specifically for Hospital beds, since LTC usually uses much different beds. Also, please say if this is a critical care or med-surg bed, since the features are much different.

    My facility currently uses the Hil-Rom beds, and I'm in critical care, so we have their Sport beds. I don't like them too much, and we are currently looking at different beds. I've seen demos of Hill-Rom's newest bed, Stryker, and Linet's beds. So far, I like Stryker's bed the most. I like the talking feature to it. If it senses a patient trying to get out of bed, it has a soothing female voice that tells the patient to lay back down. It also has 64 different commands and Yes/No questions, in 12 different languages, which can be helpful for basic translation needs. And since it has speakers, it has a built in music therapy library to play for the patient. Oh, and it looks like the power drive function works much better then Hill-Rom's. I don't think I really saw anything on the bed that I didn't like. And one of the best features, the percussion/vibration software is in every bed, not an expensive add-on module like Hill-Rom.

    Linet's bed is just cheap. They even said that it is marketed towards smaller hospitals with small ICU's, that can't afford such an expensive bed like Hill-Rom and Stryker. I like that the turn assist and rotation therapy tilts the entire bed. It doesn't turn by inflating air bladders on one side, and deflating on the other side. BUT, it isn't an air mattress on the bed. So no percussion/vibration therapy available, and I wonder what that does for skin integrity. And the bed has no power drive function. Nobody on here may of heard of this brand, because they are new to the US, but apparently well known in europe.

    So what is your favorite, and why? Or why isn't a brand your favorite? Thanks!
    OMG, the bed TALKS?? I sooo want one of those.... does it come with power steering, too?
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    Quote from OttawaRPN
    OMG, the bed TALKS?? I sooo want one of those.... does it come with power steering, too?
    Lol, it has the power drive. You can drive it with one hand! It really is a nice bed.
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    Striker talks a good game to get the sale, once it's done they will be done with you. Hill-Rom will stand behind their product and be with you for the long term
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    Has anyone used the Linet beds longterm....I work at smaller hospital and we and in desperate need for USA information.
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    Stryker and hillrom - and rotation/percussion modules are fan-freaking-tastic!
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    Tempurpedics :| Kidding! I wish I have no idea, we have 2 health systems locally with 4 hospitals. 1 of them the beds are pretty darn fancy.
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    We also have HilRom Versacare beds in my 6 bed ICU/CCU
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    Thanks we are going to trial those beds.
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    We are looking for any information in the usa on Linet beds...we want to visit a site.


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