What brand of bed does your hospital use?

  1. 0 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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    ObtundedRN has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical Care'. From 'North Carolina'; Joined Jul '10; Posts: 445; Likes: 496.

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  4. Visit  OttawaRPN profile page
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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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  5. Visit  ObtundedRN profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  DanC profile page
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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
  7. Visit  bnaiya profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  Teleflurry profile page
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    Stryker and hillrom - and rotation/percussion modules are fan-freaking-tastic!
  9. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  RNforLongTime profile page
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    We also have HilRom Versacare beds in my 6 bed ICU/CCU
  11. Visit  bnaiya profile page
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    Thanks we are going to trial those beds.
  12. Visit  bnaiya profile page
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    We are looking for any information in the usa on Linet beds...we want to visit a site.
  13. Visit  diva rn profile page
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    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.
    No but I have one at home~!!!!! And it is HEAVEN

    I had to sell my first born child, but it was worth it...... What!

    oh yeah, the hospital? who cares? (but I think it's Hill-Rom thru the ICU)
  14. Visit  anielsen profile page
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    We have Stryker In Touch beds in our 16 bed ICU. We had the Hill Rom Totalcares before and got terrible service and terrible outcomes.
    Stryker has been great since we got them...and yes the drive system and talking bed is sweet!
  15. Visit  tiroka03 profile page
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    We have World War One Beds, with cranks. If they break down, they go over to Europe and get ones that the B Plague people slept in.


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