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Replacement air mattress systems for hospital beds that provide air flow to help prevent and treat bed sores for ICU patients requiring medical care that need upgrades from regular foam mattress.

Questions and Answers on Buying a Hospital Bed

Questions and Answers on Buying a Hospital Bed –
What You Should Know Before Making a Hospital Bed Purchase

When buying a hospital bed there are many choices and things to consider
to make sure you get the right bed for the right medical conditions and
needs of the patient.  Below is a list of questions and answers on buying
a medical bed – hospital bed for home use, hospital use, nursing schools
and other related bed needs.

If you have any questions or want to speak to a hospital bed expert
call us at 858-263-4894 or at 858-652-1259 or email questions to
hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com.

What is the Difference Between Semi a Semi Electric Hospital Bed
and a Full Electric Hospital Bed?
The difference is that a “full electric” hospital bed has a power up and
down feature and a “semi electric” bed has a crank or does not elevate.
Normally full electric hospital beds are needed to raise the patient so
a caregiver can assist with bathing or other types of therapy and treatment
or it will need to rise to help the person to their feet and then lower
to sit down at a comfortable height.

What is the Size of a Hospital Bed?
A standard size hospital bed will have a 36 inch wide sleeping surface
and a 80 inch to 82 inch length. There will normally be a few inches
off the side to account for the rails and a few inches along the head
and foot board so total size is normally about 39 to 40 inches wide
and 90 inches long. A “twin” size bed is 38 inches wide so a hospital
bed is just a little smaller than the “twin”. Hospital beds that go
wider in size than 36 inches are referred to as “bariatric” and those
can range from 38 inch, 42 inch, 48 inch and some as wide as 52 inches
with a larger weight capacity also. As far as the length of the bed goes
there are several Hill Rom and stryker bed models that will extend
to 88 inches long and have an “extender” feature than lengthens
the sleeping surface. Some of these bed models include the Stryker
“Epic 2”, the Hill Rom P3200 “Versacare” and the Hill Rom “CareAssist ES” 

What is the Weight Limit for a Hospital Bed?
Most Hill Rom and Stryker hospital beds have a 500 pound weight
capacity and other models like Invacare, Drive and residential
grade beds have a 400 pound weight capacity. every residential bed
model from Drive and Invacare can have a different weight limit
so it is best to check first before making a purchase. It is recommended
that heavier patients of 300 pounds or more sleep on a solid metal
bed pan and not a spring bed pan for Invacare and drive beds if
this is a long term care situation and a not temporary bed care need.

Do You Accept Medicare, Medical, Blue Cross or Other Types of Insurance?
We do not accept insurance and normally the client will need to purchase
the bed and then file to get reimbursed by the insurance provider. Most
insurance patients receive a “semi electric” bed from insurance and if you
want or need a full electric bed you will normally need to get a doctor
prescription to show an actual need for a full electric hospital bed or a
bed with an air mattress system to prevent or treat bed sores, skin ulcers
and other types of wound management. This is for information purposes
only and is a general guide and answer so make sure to check with your
current insurance provider to find out their policy for issuing payments
for hospital beds and what they require to get a hospital bed upgrade.

Is it Better to Buy a Hospital Bed or Rent a Hospital Bed?
The main thing to ask is “how long do I need the hospital bed for”?
Normally if it is  a short term need less than 2 months it may be better
to rent a hospital bed. We carry Hill Rom Centra hospital beds and sell
them for $550 and that is normally about the cost of renting a bed
for 2 months or less. A Hill Rom bed is a commercial grade bed use
in hospitals and after 2 months of service you make actually be saving
money by buying a bed and not renting. The other thing to consider
is the needs of the patient. Most hospital bed rentals are a spring bed
pan and they may not be suitable for patients with back problems
or patients of larger stature that may sink into the springs. Every
patient and need is different so check with a doctor or call us if you
need advice on what type of bed may be best for you.

What is the Cost / Price of a Hospital Bed?
Hospital beds start in price from around $550 to $600 dollars for used
and refurbished Hill Rom and Stryker bed models including the
Hill Rom Century and Centra beds and around $700 for a brand new
Invacare 5410 model or Drive hospital bed on go up from there depending
on the model and how new the refurbished bed is and what options it
may offer like a “low air loss” mattress system.. Each bed will be full electric
and have a different rail system and options but that is normally a starting
price for refurbished Hill Rom and Stryker hospital beds and new Invacare
and Drive bed models. Hospital beds can get more expensive with air
mattress beds – also referred to as “ICU” or Intensive Care beds which
prevent and treat bed sores, skin ulcers and other related ailments.
call us at 858-263-4894 or at 858-652-1259 to discuss options and
prices on other bed models or visit www.1hospitalbeds.com for
other bed models available. Once you have set a budget for buying a
hospital bed it is easier to pick out the best bed for your needs and
price range.

What is a “Med-Surge” Hospital Bed?
A  “med-surg” hospital bed is the name of a full electric medical bed
used in hospitals that takes care of the general needs of most patients.
A hospital will normally have about 90% of the beds classified as
“med-surg” and the remaining beds will be Intensive care beds
otherwise known as “ICU”. One of the most popular med-surg hospital
bed models is the Stryker secure 2 bed namely because it comes
with a bed exit alarm and other features like a scale that hospitals
will use when taking care of a patient in a medical facility. These
med-surg beds will have a foam mattress and are known to be very
durable and long lasting. Other “med-surg” bed models would
include the Hill Rom P1600 Advanta bed and the Hill Rom P3200
Versacare hospital bed.  “Med-surg” is normally a term referred to
for beds at hospitals and medical centers.

What is an “ICU” or Intensive Care Hospital Bed?
An “ICU” bed is a hospital bed with an air mattress system built
into the bed frame and part of the actual bed system. The most common
“ICU” bed is the Hill Rom TotalCare Treatment bed and the Hill Rom TotalCare
Sport bed models. These beds can sit into a full chair position and the benefits
with this model include the ability for the mattress to conform to the bed
shape by inflating and deflating air bladders throughout the mattress system.
By having the mattress connected to the bed frame it allows greater movement
and many times is much more effective for getting air into the bed faster
than a “replacement air mattress” since it has more connection ports to
work with. The Hill Rom P1900 Treatment bed has 6 connection ports from
the bed to the mattress and the Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Sport bed has 16
connection ports making it very effective for inflating and deflating when
the patient or bed moves. The air mattress systems for “ICU” beds are set
up to take care of patients who are somewhat or completely immobile and
this type of mattress is used to prevent the development of bed sores and
skin ulcers which can arise from a patient not moving or getting out of bed.

What is the Best Hospital Bed for My Needs or That of a Family Member?
That question will be different for each patient and each medical situation.
The best thing to do is to call a hospital bed expert at our office and have
us go through the choices and selection available depending on your
needs and budget. Since we ship hospital beds from our San Diego hospital
bed warehouse and warehouses in Chicago and Virginia we can select the
best bed and also the one that will be the easiest and cheapest price to ship
or pick up. Call us with any questions at 858-263-4894 or at 858-652-1259
to see what hospital beds are in stock and what bed might be best for you.
You can also email us at hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com. We can deliver
hospital bed in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles or ship them
anywhere in the USA, Canada, Mexico, The Philippines and around the world.

What Hospital Bed Models Treat Bed sores, Skin Ulcers and Pressure Wounds?
The bed models that treat bed sores and skin ulcers are normally bed models
with an air mattress system. Our most popular hospital bed models at
the Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Treatment bed and the Hill Rom P1900
TotalCare Sport bed. Both hospital beds have an air mattress system built
into the frame of the bed. More on these hospital bed models at the link below.
http://www.1hospitalbeds.com/2016/11/28/bed-sore-skin-ulcer-and-wound-management-hospital-bed-models/

We sell used, refurbished and reconditioned hospital beds by hundreds
around the United states and the world and also buy and purchase hospital
beds from some of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the USA.

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Hospital Direct Medical Equipment Inc
“New, Used and Surplus Medical and Hospital Equipment”
4901 Morena Blvd. #600
San Diego Ca., 92117
9AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
10AM to 2PM Saturday
USA Office phone: (858) 263-4894 or 858-652-1259
USA Email: hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

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Bed Sore, Skin Ulcer and Wound Management Hospital Bed Models

Bed Sore Skin Ulcer and Wound Management Hospital Bed Models
and Air Mattress Support Systems for Intensive Care Patients

Patients that spend long amounts of time in bed and also patients
unable to turn themselves are subject to getting skin ulcers also
referred to as “bed sores” and wounds.

As defined by The Mayo Clinic a bedsore is:
Bedsores — also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers — are injuries to
skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body,
such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.

Bedsores are classified as stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 with stage 4 being
the most serious. Stage 1 and 2 can normally be healed within
weeks or months with the stage 3 and 4 wounds being more
severe and requiring more intensive medical care and treatment.

Bedsores are also referred to as “wounds” and when serious go into
a “wound care management” category, which can possibly lead to
surgery to remove damaged tissue. Other treatments include
irrigation of the wound, low frequency mist ultrasound, or
specialized dressing. For all treatment related options please
consult a physician for more information.

Bedsores are often caused by immobile patients sitting in one position
for extended amounts of time and re-adjusting the body position is
very important for healing. This can be done with the assistance of a
caregiver, a trapeze bar and also with the help of an auto turning mattress
system. In addition to being moved and turned often.

Air mattress hospital beds for treating bedsores, skin ulcers and wounds.

Air mattress hospital beds for treating bedsores, skin ulcers and wounds.

One of the things used to treat and heal bedsores is a specialized
treatment 
surface. The Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Sport bed is designed
to provide this type of treatment surface and with an auto patient turning
air mattress system it can also help relieve the caregiver from manually
having to turn the patient. this setting can turn from anywhere from a
10 degree to 40 degree turn and can turn every 15 minutes, or a time setting
for the specific patient needs.

The TotalCare Sport 2 bed also has an upgraded featured air mattress
feature referred to as “low air loss” which provides a layer of air conditioned
air that sits over the top of the mattress and is used to reduce sweating and
moisture.  In  addition to providing a therapy air mattress the
TotalCare Sport also sits into a full chair position and makes patient
transfers into a wheel chair easier.

These types of hospital beds and air mattress systems are ideal
because the mattress has air bladders that inflate and deflate
when the bed is moved into different positions and provide
more versatility than what is available with a “replacement”
air mattress that is not connected to bed movement and
sit on the top of the bed surface.

In addition the TotalCare Sport bed also has
the “auto patient turning” feature which provides a huge
relief to caregivers and family members who may be
responsible for turning the patient. If you are looking for
a reliable and durable hospital bed that can perform these
functions call “Hospital Direct Medical” for a list of hospital
bed mattress options and solutions. We sell the P1900 TotalCare
Sport 1 and Sport 2 versions fully refurbished with in home
delivery options available. You can call us at 858-263-4894
or email us at hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

Replacement air mattress system designed to treat and prevent bed sores. Call 858-263-4894 to order

Replacement air mattress system designed to treat and prevent bed sores. Call 858-263-4894 to order

If you are looking for a therapy or treatment mattress system
that is a “replacement air mattress” The Sentry 1400 is one
of the best mattresses sold in the USA. With a special micro fiber
the mattress designed to pull moisture away from the wound area.

If you have a friend or loved one that is dealing with a stage 1,2,3
or 4 stage bedsore – wound please consult a doctor immediately
and for more information on how to treat bedsores refer to
The Mayo Clinic webpage at
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bedsores/basics/treatment/con-20030848

If you need a therapy mattress system, hopsital bed or replacement
air mattress for bed sore treatment contact Hospital Direct Medical
at 858-263-4894 or email us at hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

For more information on the Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Sport hospital
bed visit the web page link below.
http://www.1hospitalbeds.com/hill-rom-totalcare-sport-bed/

Call or email us at 858-263-4894 or email us at
hospitaldirectmedicalgmail.com

Hospital Direct Medical Equipment Inc. is a “DMC” or durable medical
equipment provider and ships medical equipment including hospital beds
and replacement air mattress systems all over the world including the USA
and Canada. Visit our website at www.1hospitalbeds.com for more hospital
bed and mattress model information and resources.

Questions and Answers on Buying a Hospital Bed below.
http://www.1hospitalbeds.com/2016/12/23/questions-and-answers-on-buying-a-hospital-bed/ 

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Auto Patient Rotation Mattress with TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed

Auto Patient Rotation Mattress System with TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed
Popular for Home Care, Seniors and ICU Hospitals

We carry the Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Sport hospital bed that comes
equipped with air flow mattress system and “auto patient rotation”.

“Auto patient rotation” features in the TotalCare Sport allows a timing
computer to set how often the patient is turned and what degree of
turn the caregiver wishes to provide. It also allows for bed linens to be
changed out without the patient leaving the bed.

TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed Chair Position

TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed Chair Position

The TotalCare Sport bed comes in two models – the first is the TotalCare
Sport and the second is the “Connect 2” model. The first TotalCare Sport
bed came with auto patient rotation and one computer to operate
from the right side rail and the second version the “Connect 2” came with
computers on both sides and  amore updated operating software.

TotalCare Sport “auto patient roation” hospital beds are popular for
hospital ICU’s, residential homes and convalescent homes.

For more information on the TotalCare Sport 2 hospital bed
or to order a hospital bed call us at 858-731-7278 or 858-263-4894.

Hospital Beds San Diego


Hospital Direct Medical Equipment
“New, Used and Surplus Medical and Hospital Equipment”4901 Morena Blvd. #506
San Diego Ca., 92117
9AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
10AM to 2PM Saturday
USA Office phone: (858) 731-7278
Office #2 (858) 263-4894
USA Email: hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

Auto Patient Rotation Hospital Beds – Mattress Systems –
TotalCare SPORT 2 – Connect 2 – TotalCare Sport 1 beds for sale
Refurbished with 90 day warranty and delivery to San Diego,
Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, Tijuana (border),
and ANYWHERE IN THE USA – shipped from San Diego,  Chicago*
and Virginia * – * when in stock –

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport hospital bed rails

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport hospital bed rails

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport 1 Hospital Bed with auto patient rotation mattress system.

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport 1 Hospital Bed with auto patient rotation mattress system.

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport "Connect 2" operating software - ICU Hospital Bed Features

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport “Connect 2” operating software – ICU Hospital Bed Features

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport 2 Low Air Loss bed with auto patient rotation

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport 2 Low Air Loss bed with auto patient rotation – frame shrinks in for shipping –

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed Order 858-731-7278

Hill Rom TotalCare Sport Hospital Bed Order 858-731-7278

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Air Flow Mattress Replacement Systems for Preventing Bed Sores

Hospital Grade Air Flow Mattress Replacement Systems
for Preventing and Treating Bed Sores – Skin Ulcer Wounds

Sentry 1400 Low Air Loss –  Replacement Mattress System
36 inch, 38 inch and 42 inch width  / 80 inches long
Commercial grade replacement air mattress system
Price: retail $3,799 our price $3,277.00 – save $500
Call 858-263-4894 to order or email us at hospitaldirerectmedical@gmail.com

Replacement air mattress system designed to treat and prevent bed sores. Call 858-263-4894 to order

Replacement air mattress system designed to treat and prevent bed sores. Call 858-263-4894 to order

The Sentry 1400 is our best low air loss replacement mattress
system is one of the best hospital grade mattress systems
sold in the USA.  We can sell this replacement air mattress brand new
priced at ONLY 3,477 and include free shipping. Order this
replacement mattress system by calling us at 858-263-4894
or ask questions via email at hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

Sentry 1400 Replacement Air Mattress System

The Sentry 1400 offers the therapeutic results and features you would expect to find in far more expensive systems. Incorporated into every Sentry 1400 mattress system is the assurance of superior technology, state of the art features and proven pressure relief.

The Sentry 1400 offers the therapeutic results and features you would expect to find in far more expensive systems. Incorporated into every Sentry 1400 mattress system is the assurance of superior technology, state of the art features and proven pressure relief.

The Sentry 1400 provides Our Patented Microvent Technology Low Air Loss, Alternating Pressure, Static/Float mode, Fowler Boost and additional inflatable bolsters.

Mattress Therapy You Can See

The microprocessor controlled Sentry allows caregivers to accurately monitor the pressures in both the inflated and deflated air cells. Low pressure, the goal of all pressure relieving surfaces, is displayed in one area while the inflated pressure, to prevent bottoming-out, is displayed in another.

Air Mattress and Fabric Quality Through and Through

State of the art technology has been a cornerstone of all Tridien products and the Sentry 1400 is no exception. Unlike many lower cost systems on the market today, the Sentry 1400 controller utilizes high-quality materials, electronics and sensors.

Advanced Air Mattress Design:

  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Digital displays of delivered pressure
  • Adjustable cycle time
  • Lock-in settings
  • Senses patient movement and automatically readjusts air pressure
  • Day meter to monitor usage
  • Lightweight and whisper-quiet
  • Minimal power consumption
  • Retains air in case of power failure
  • Sensor alarm alerts caregiver when there is a leak in the mattress or kink in a hose

The Sentry 1400 Mattress Replacement Includes:

  • 20 individual air cells
  • 5.25″ inflated cell height, 80″L x 36″W
  • Flexible straps to secure to any bed frame
  • Supports patients up to 500 lbs.
  • Water resistant, vapor permeable, anti-shear coverlet with plush quilting
  • Zippered, sealed design
Sentry1400 low air loss replacement mattress system

Sentry1400 low air loss replacement mattress system

Sentry 1400 Air Mattress Specifications

Electronic Controller – Physical Dimensions:
Dimensions, L x W x H – 5.5 x 9.4 x10.5 inches
Weight – 10.5 lbs

Electrical Specifications: US and Canada:
Input Voltage AC – 115V
Input Frequency – 60 Hz
Current – 1.75A
Consumption – <60W
Circuit Protection – Double Fused, 250V, 3.15A
Mode of Operation – Continuous
Protection Against Electric Shock – Class II, Type
BF applied part

Operating Conditions:
Ambient Temperature- 40 °F to 104 °F
Relative Humidity- 30% to 75% Non-Condensing
Atmospheric Pressure (hPa) 700 to 1060

Storage/Shipping Conditions:
Ambient Temperature- 40 °F to 158 °F
Relative Humidity 30% to 75% Non-Condensing
Atmospheric Pressure (hPa) 700 to 1060
Liquid Ingress Protection – IPXO

Mattress – Physical Dimensions:
Physical Dimensions
Height (Inches) 6.5
Length (Inches) 80
Width (Inches) 36,39,42
Weight (Pounds) 30 (Standard)

ORDER This Mattress Call Us at 858-263-4894 or
email us at hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com
Sentry1400 low air loss replacement mattress system

Sentry 1400 low air loss replacement mattress system

 

DFS-3® (Dynamic Flotation System) – NOT IN STOCK

There are several ways to integrate an air mattress system into a hospital
bed and one of the most popular is adding an “air mattress” with separate
pump that hangs off the foot of the bed. This way you switch out the
mattress and keep the bed. We now have in stock a very high end
hospital grade air mattress system for sale called the “DFS 3” by HuntLeigh.

 

ArjoHuntleigh DFS3 Air Mattress Systems

The air flow mattress systems are designed to prevent bed sores and are
also used for wound care, burn patients and other types of medical
specialties.

We currently have the ArjoHuntleigh DSF3 Air mattress systems in
stock in good working order ready for immediate sale for $795 each.

Brand new these mattress systems cost over $5,000 – we have them
in stock in good working order for 1/5 the price with a 90 day warranty.

MATTRESS SIZE –
Fully inflated: 82″x35″x8″, 25lb.

These items are not always in stock and this offer is only good while
supplies last. Order ArjoHuntleigh DFS 3 Mattress below.

ORDER – PURCHASE AIR MATTRESS SYSTEM
PRICE $795 + tax for CA residents
90 day warranty – 858-731-7278 or 858-263-4894
hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com
www.1hospitalbeds.com/

Used ArjoHuntleigh DFS3 Mattress Systems for Sale

About the DFS3 Mattress systems

The DFS3 mattress replacement is a true dynamic system providing effective alternating pressure relief with automatic adjustment to the weight, size and position of the individual patient, ensuring optimum pressure redistribution and comfort.

Since 1989, the DFS Advanced Dynamic Flotation System has been clinically proven to be one of the most effective, comfortable, yet cost efficient, pressure relieving mattress replacement systems used in hospitals and nursing homes throughout the world.

ORDER – PURCHASE AIR MATTRESS SYSTEM
PRICE $795 + tax for CA residents
90 day warranty – 858-731-7278 or 858-263-4894
hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com
www.1hospitalbeds.com/

Hospital Direct Medical Equipment
“New, Used and Surplus Medical and Hospital Equipment”

4901 Morena Blvd. #506
San Diego Ca., 92117
9AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
10AM to 2PM Saturday
USA Office phone: (858) 731-7278
Office #2 (858) 263-4894
USA Email: hospitaldirectmedical@gmail.com

If you want a hospital bed that already has built in air flow mattress
systems try the Hill Rom P1900 TotalCare Treatment bed $2,500 or
The Hill Rom TotalCare Sport bed with auto patient rotation
starting at $5,000.

AIR MATTRESS PRESSURE RELIEF INDEX
The DFS 3 System effectively relieves pressure below clinically relevant thresholds close to arteriolar, capillary and venule operating pressures nominally at 30, 20 and 10 mmHg for longer periods of time.This enables blood vessel diameters to remain as large as possible for as long as possible ensuring tissue oxygenation and nutrition are maintained and the removal of toxins is stimulated. Ths aids in the effective prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

 

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