Smart Hospital Beds
Innovative applications for more accurate care
Smart hospital beds are among the most important elements in patient rooms within all kinds of medical facilities given the specifications they provide that contribute to raising the efficiency of medical personnel on the one hand, and facilitating the patient’s movement on the other hand. The manufacturing companies have worked to combine state-of-the-art technology with the medical sector’s requirements and have come up with beds designed according to innovative applications in order for the patient to receive more accurate care.
Today, the manufacturing companies provide wireless smart beds that include a device that is directly connected to the nursing department, enabling the nurses to follow up on the patient’s condition, monitor his vital functions, and track his condition remotely, but closely, taking into account the times of patient rounds, caring for them and having direct communication with them. Smart beds save a great deal of effort in hospitals through monitoring technologies and remote sensors. These beds have contributed to a qualitative addition to the smart hospitals’ course of action.
The smart beds are designed to facilitate the patient’s movement and help him regain his normal movement faster, with the presence of monitoring systems that alert the nursing staff when the patient moves and leaves the bed with the availability of side rails. Sensors can also monitor the health of the elderly, and other wireless devices can encourage the user to lead a healthy life, such as wearable heart monitors.
This type of advanced bed greatly contributes to restoring the patient’s wellness, health and activity as it is the main element to achieve this purpose, according to studies that confirmed that the patient’s movement during his stay in ICU contributes to his speedy recovery and early discharge from hospital.
Healthcare providers also benefit from the presence of smart beds as they spare them the trouble of changing the patient’s position from time to time and help reduce the injuries they are exposed to because the bed technology keeps the patient in an optimal position during bed movement, thus helping the medical staff and healthcare providers to perform their tasks to the fullest, which in turn contributed to reducing medical errors in hospitals.
Technology in the world of hospital beds has become more sophisticated today than ever before; the smart bed is able to monitor the patient’s vital signs with the presence of sensors that monitor his movement on the bed and when getting out of it.
This bed delivers information directly to health care providers, whether the treating physician or the nursing department, via the Internet or through remote sensing and control devices (wirelessly). This bed delivers information directly to healthcare providers, whether the treating physician or the nursing department, via the Internet or through remote sensors and control devices (wirelessly).
Today, hospital beds are an integral part of the hospital infrastructure in general and the patient’s room in particular. The bed on which the patient lies throughout his hospital stay, greatly contributes to enhancing the healing process, enabling the doctor to monitor the patient’s condition accurately, allowing him to provide the appropriate treatment while making the patient feel comfortable during his stay.
In this context, we must talk about the increasing demand for smart beds globally in light of the increased spending on healthcare and the accompanying technological development in light of the transformation of hospitals into smart ones, making them have a greater need to make a qualitative shift in patient care and provide them with comfort. This helps support the work of medical staff, saving time and effort, while maintaining the quality of medical service and patient care.