Surgical Bed for Home / Surgical Beds for Sale
A surgical bed is used by postoperative patients while recovering at home. Sometimes, a regular traditional bed may pose problems and cause discomfort that can be avoided by having a surgical bed for the home. AvaCare Medical has an extensive line of surgical beds for sale at reasonable prices, and we can even help you choose the right one for your needs, as well as tell you how to use the model properly. Read more...
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How to Choose the Right Surgical Bed
Sometimes, when someone wants a surgical bed, they become overwhelmed by the many varieties and options that are available. The truth is, a surgical bed should always be chosen based on the individual needs of the user. Here are some things to consider when purchasing a bed for the home:
Finding the right price may be one of the user’s concerns, but they need to also understand that the cost should never come at the price of the person’s safety and comfort. Most surgical bed prices range from $500 up to thousands of dollars with certain models, but many of our surgical beds cost well below $1,000. When it comes to finding the right bed, there are many things that need to be taken into account before sifting through the many models of surgical beds on the market.
Choosing a Bed Style – Fully Electric, Semi-Electric, or Manual
If someone has a physically capable caregiver who will likely find it easy to manually adjust a bed, a manual bed can be an ideal choice. With such a bed, the caregiver will need to adjust the bed’s head and foot This means that the caregiver should be somewhat fit and be able to handle frequently adjusting the bed’s head section, foot section, and height from the floor by means of using a hand crank or other physical method.
Electrical beds can come in semi-electric or fully-electric models. Many electrical models come with a remote control. Often, if the bed doesn’t come with a remote, it can be purchased separately. Semi-electric models are convenient in that the bed’s head and foot sections can be easily adjusted with a remote control. The height of the bed must be adjusted manually though. Having a fully-electric bed means that all the different adjustments can be made with electronic controls or with a remote. Some fully-electric beds, however, come with a backup battery and manual controls in case of a power outage or emergency.
Does it Need Rails?
For some, rails are an essential, but for others, they’re detrimental. One needs to determine whether they will need help getting up out of bed, if they are susceptible to rolling out of bed, and whether they need to have the added support that a handrail can bring. Bed rails can span the entire length of the bed or just extend partially across the “head” section of the bed to help the user have additional support with transferring from bed to their wheelchair or assisted walking device. Either way, if a person decides to have rails on their bed, they may consider buying additional accessories such as bed rail bumpers to avoid any injury commonly associated with them.
How to Make the Home Hospital Bed
Surgical beds for home use, home care beds, home hospital beds: all are practically the same thing. When people think of “surgical”, they essentially are thinking of a bed that is used after they or a loved one have received a surgical procedure which causes them to have limited mobility issues or may require them to be bedridden. For the best postoperative recovery prospects, a bed needs to be made a certain way. Do you anticipate needing a home healthcare professional to help in the recovery phase? If so, then they should know how to make a postoperative bed as well. Otherwise, a loved one can help make the person’s bed properly as well.
Importance of Making a Surgical Bed
Making a surgical bed for postoperative measures is done for a number of reasons:
- To help protect the patient from choking and keep them safe from physical hazards like falling, strangling, or other injuries.
- Postoperative bed making should be done to help save time and materials, as well as to help with the easy transfer of the user.
- To assist the caregiver with observation and for the prevention of complications.
- To help assist the user in a postoperative situation to keep them from shock, protect the patient from bodily fluids, and infection.
How to Make the Bed
When it comes to maintaining a home hospital bed, we have some tips that can help keep both the user and caregiver protected from the problems listed above as well as to help improve sanitation. It doesn’t matter whether the person is elderly or in good health – these are good common measures to aid with making a surgical bed for the home:
- Any PPE (personal protective equipment) should be worn at all times while making a bed. This can include gloves or even a mask (should the person be sick). This is to protect the caregiver and even the user from possible bodily fluid contact.
- Always use clean fitted sheets, loose sheets, and linens. If using a patient or user’s actual bed covers (comforters, quilts, etc.), then there should be a spare. Otherwise, the sheets should be washed immediately with the other linens. If the person is completely bed-ridden, they may need to be transferred to a transport chair during this process.
- Always remove a user’s personal items from the beds before changing linens to prevent the items from becoming damaged.
- Remove all linens and remove the sheets. One may need to sanitize the bed with a disinfecting spray if necessary. If an incontinence event has occurred, clean the area that is needed and try to dry it as much as possible.
- Place the fitted sheet and then the loose sheet. Make sure to fold the top sheet on the bottom corners at a 45-degree angle. This is not only to help keep the sheet better in place, but also to augment both the ease and safety of taking it off next time.
- Place all other layers. Pull all sheets and blankets as taut as possible to prevent bacteria or infectious viruses from manifesting themselves.
Choosing the right surgical bed should never be complicated. Make doing so simpler than you ever thought possible by calling our customer care team today at 1-877-813-7799. You can also chat with them online via our website, or send an email anytime, and a care rep will get back to you as quickly as possible!