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Hello to all nurses. I hope that you are doing well. I have a question. If you happen to use Hill-Rom Critical care beds, What is your experience with the OPTI-REST function on these beds? I know it is a wave like motion from the air mattress but when do you turn it on from your experience? Thank you so much.

traumanightsRN, NP

Has 13 years experience.

We use these beds at my facility. I only use it if my patient is unable to shift their weight themselves, i.e. they are sedated or really busted up. Just make sure you have a current weight in the bed of the patient because the Opti-Rest function works based on the patient's weight. Hope this helps!