Total Lift Bed | Bedsore Prevention & Therapy
Bedsores, more properly known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are lesions caused by many factors such as: unrelieved pressure; friction; humidity; shearing forces; temperature; age; continence and medication; to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas such as sacrum, elbows, knees, and ankles. Although often prevented and treatable if found early, they can be very difficult to prevent in frail elderly patients, wheelchair users (especially where spinal injury is involved) and terminally ill patients. Bedsores are often fatal - even under the auspices of medical care - and are one of the leading iatrogenic causes of death reported in developed countries, second only to adverse drug reactions.
The primary cure and treatment is to remove the pressure by turning the patient regularly (every two hours is often quoted, though the evidence for this figure is not strong and four hourly turns may be as effective in some patients). However the relief of pressure to avoid further sores is well documented since at least the 19th century; regular turning was advised to prevent sores by Galloway  (though some of her other recommendations are not current practice, for example massage of the pressure area is probably contra-indicated) and virtually all authors since. (*)(*Wikipedia)
The Total lift bed offers all the same conventional methods of bedsore prevention you are used to but also so much more! It has many different bed positions including seated/Chair position with legs up or legs down. It also has choices of mattresses anywhere from foam to stage 4, low air loss, alternating pressure all made by world leading mattress suppliers.
The real advantage though of the TLB over any other product is the unprecedented ability to actually unload pressure from the body while remaining in bed. Being the only bed in the world that supports the feet via the moving footboard while the patient is being tilted upward. This combined with the weight bearing control system which tells you just how much weight is off loaded is a revolutionary way to re-position patients.
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- Total Lift Bed
425LB/192KG Weight Capacity Tilts a patient from a 0° flat position to an 82° fully upright position, and any degree in-between.
- Total Lift Bed Bariatric
1,000LB/453KG Weight Capacity You can begin weight bearing at any stage and progressively enable bariatric patients to weight bear.