Successful fight against hospital-acquired infections
Machine washable beds from Stiegelmeyer
Stiegelmeyer offers machine washable hospital beds such as Evario and Puro.
Hospitals worldwide are fighting against drug-resistant pathogens. In many industrial countries, the probability for contracting a hospital-acquired infection during treatment is almost 10% or higher. The beds’ role in this is not unimportant as due to decreasing lengths of stay more patients are coming in contact with them in a shorter amount of time. Luckily there is a way to improve the hygiene of beds and at the same time have them operational again more quickly: automated reprocessing.
The construction of machine washable beds is a challenge for every manufacturer. Stiegelmeyer from Germany is a pioneer in this field. For more than 40 years, the company has been providing beds suited for automated reprocessing and has continuously improved its technical advance. Stiegelmeyer’s experience can also be seen in the new Evario.
The Evario by Stiegelmeyer is the first hospital bed that is available in a machine washable model variant with plastic safety sides and head/footboards.
It is the first hospital bed that is available in a machine washable model variant with plastic safety sides and head/footboards. The split Protega safety side can be easily operated and impresses with a modern international design. On request, a control panel can be integrated on both sides with individual functions for patients, care staff and technicians. Such a bed that is also suited for automated reprocessing has been a longstanding dream for many hospitals that has now come true.
All machine washable beds from Stiegelmeyer are characterized by special cavity sealing of the frame structure as well as exclusive body impermeability of the drive components. The robust quality also allows the surfaces to remain in top condition during the cleaning and disinfection process. Bed models such as Evario and Puro are designed with as many large surfaces and as little gaps as possible to prevent most dust and dirt from accumulating.
In order to use automated bed reprocessing many hospitals first have to purchase a washing system. Stiegelmeyer focuses on ideally harmonized solutions and cooperates with Belimed, a worldwide leading manufacturer of cart washers.
Stiegelmeyer focuses on ideally harmonised solutions and cooperates with Belimed, a worldwide leading manufacturer of cart washers.
Belimed’s products meet all relevant standards, need little space and convince with their efficient drying process and low environmentally friendly water consumption. “Customers using products from both companies can rely on high, validatable and reliable hygiene quality”, says Mario Ohl from Stiegelmeyer’s technical service department. Workflows within the hospital can be organized more efficiently. Staff is being relieved thanks to the elimination of physically strenuous manual cleaning. Automated reprocessing increases the safety and life quality on wards, saves time and improves the image of the hospital.
Stiegelmeyer GmbH & Co. KG
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Phone: +49 (0) 5221 185-0
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