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FloorBed 1 Plus

With an ultra-low mattress platform giving a height of only 7cm, the FloorBed range of beds significantly reduces the risk of injury if users roll out of bed.  The beds also lift to a nursing height and have the profiling functions of a normal nursing bed, as well as a full range of accessories to further improve client care.

 

The FloorBed 2 offers an even higher nursing height of 80cm, and the FloorBed 2 enclosed provides enhanced aesthetics with an elegant wood finish. 

Functions & benefits
Technical specification
Case study

Functions and benefits

  • FloorBed™1 Plus has weight capacity of up to 35stone
  • The additional 150mm width gives extra space which may be required when turning
  • The extra width is particularly beneficial when there is not adequate space for the full width of a bariatric bed or if carers would struggle to reach across a bariatric bed to carry out care tasks
  • At 1050mm wide this bed may reduce the risk of bed falls for a person who is used to sleeping in a single bed
  • 150mm wider than a standard single designed to meet the needs of a plus size service user that doesn’t require the full width of a bariatric bed

 

Dimensions (w x l): 1070 mm x 2240 mm (42" x 88")
Platform size: 1050 mm (1045) x 2000 mm (41" x 79")  
Safe working load: 260 kg (41 st)
Patient weight: 225 kg (35 st)
Lifting range (excl. mattress): Kneebreak, Anti-Trendelenburg, Trendelenburg
Part number: NSB-0-FL5-100

Reducing patient bed falls

By Accora Ltd in collaboration with Darrell Byrom, Director of Westgate Healthcare

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how FloorBed® can reduce the risk of injuries from bed falls.Hospital Episode Statistics for England show that in one year, there were 21,722 episodes of falls involving beds with 19,296 subsequent hospital admissions. [1]

 

The FloorBed® lowers to a floor level height of 71mm (3”); low enough to reduce the impact of a fall from the bed and reduce the risk of injury. A study was carried out to demonstrate that FloorBed® is a possible solution to this widespread problem. Westgate House Healthcare was chosen; an establishment that provides a range of services including residential care, nursing care, intermediate care, palliative care and dementia care.

The objective of the study was to measure two statistics:

  • falls from bed
  • falls from bed resulting in injury

As displayed in the chart, the following outcomes were achieved during the study period:

  • Approx 50% reduction in bed falls
  • 100% reduction in bed falls resulting in injury

“This is a remarkable result as our biggest falls risk (i.e. falls from bed) has now almost been eliminated, without any additional restrictions placed on our residents. the project has been a huge success as far as we are concerned.”

Darrell Byrom, Director of Westgate Healthcare[1]

The Health and Social Care Information Centre,Hospital Episode Statistics for England.