New model extends clinical potential of Innov8 iQ ward bed
Further extending the scope and clinical potential of the versatile Innov8 iQ ward bed, Sidhil has introduced a new model featuring split side rails, expanding the functionality of the iQ and making it relevant for specialist areas and high-dependent CCU and HDU patients as well as general ward applications.
Designed to meet the ever-increasing challenges of the modern hospital environment, and satisfying the highest standards for safety and reliability, the new Innov8 iQ with split side rails gives the acute market access to an affordable, high-specification bed equipped for use across the entire patient population.
Developed with patient safety in mind, the new bed incorporates all the features of the original iQ model, including a low mattress platform height to assist with falls prevention strategies. The side rails are cleverly designed to drop to a lower level than the mattress platform, ensuring patient egress and ingress is safe and unhindered, whilst built-in dampers ensure they lower at a measured rate for maximum levels of safety.
Like the original iQ, the new model with split side rails is designed to optimise tissue viability, contributing to infection control and improving health and safety in terms of manual handling and falls prevention.
The bed features Sidhil's latest ‘IQ Contouring' function, where the backrest and kneebreak operate in graduated harmony to reduce shear and friction, combating the risk of pressure ulcers. A simple ‘one touch' control achieves cardiac chair positioning, while angle indicators are incorporated to assist care staff with implementing clinical decisions.
Infection control is an important consideration, too, with removable, blow-moulded mattress platform panels giving a smooth, cleanable surface with perforations and channels to reduce liquid pooling and increase air flow. The bed is easy to move and manoeuvre, with a combined brake bar and pedal operating the brakes from both the foot end and the side of the bed.
Manufactured by Sidhil in the UK, the new Innov8 iQ with split side rails benefits from fast and reliable access to technical support including parts, service and maintenance, provided within a four-hour window from Sidhil's nationwide network of service centres.