Kalamazoo-based Stryker, a medical technology company, has unveiled its ProCuity Bed Series, a low-height hospital bed designed for all patient care environments. It has wireless connectivity and fall prevention technology.
The bed is also designed to improve nurse workflow efficiencies and safety.
“Patient safety is at the foundation of everything we do at Stryker,” says Jessica Mathieson, vice president and general manager of acute care for Stryker. “With rising acuity rates leading to increased bed demand, coupled with the continuing challenge of in-hospital falls, we needed to find a solution to further enhance our response to some of today’s most pressing health care challenges.”
At 29.2 centimeters tall, the bed is designed to promote safe patient handling and help reduce fall-related injuries. It has side rails and bed alarms, and its touchscreens are designed to make caregivers’ jobs easier.
Data related to bed configuration and exit alarm activity are wirelessly connected, and the bed can integrate with Stryker’s optional patient-centric clinical dashboard, iBed Vision.
The three-position side rails allow for easier patient entry and exit as well as nurse-patient interaction. They stay close to the bed, avoiding interference with space next to the bed.
The adaptive bed alarm uses load cell technology to sense a patient’s weight and alert nurses if a patient is out of position or has left the bed. All aspects of the bed, including rail positioning, head of bed angle, and height are monitored.
The bed also has an integrated bed extender that allows it to stretch an additional 30 centimeters in length for taller patients. It also comes with a USB port and holder so patients can charge and store personal electronic devices.
ProCuity will be launched globally in more than 70 countries, with a market focus on North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Stryker offers products and services in orthopedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine.