WO1992003116A1 - Hospital bed - Google Patents

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WO1992003116A1
WO1992003116A1 PCT/FI1991/000195 FI9100195W WO9203116A1 WO 1992003116 A1 WO1992003116 A1 WO 1992003116A1 FI 9100195 W FI9100195 W FI 9100195W WO 9203116 A1 WO9203116 A1 WO 9203116A1
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bed
patient
ends
supporting portion
means
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PCT/FI1991/000195
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Matti O. J. Nieminen
Kari Olkkonen
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A. Ahlstrom Corporation
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/10Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
    • A61G7/1025Lateral movement of patients, e.g. horizontal transfer
    • A61G7/1034Rollers, rails or other means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/10Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
    • A61G7/104Devices carried or supported by
    • A61G7/1046Mobile bases, e.g. having wheels
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/10Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
    • A61G7/1049Attachment, suspending or supporting means for patients
    • A61G7/1057Supported platforms, frames or sheets for patient in lying position
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G2200/00Information related to the kind of patient or his position
    • A61G2200/30Specific positions of the patient
    • A61G2200/32Specific positions of the patient lying
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/10Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
    • A61G7/1025Lateral movement of patients, e.g. horizontal transfer
    • A61G7/103Transfer boards

Abstract

The invention relates to an improved hospital bed comprising a body provided with ends; a liftable and lowerable patient-supporting portion (4); lifting means for the patient-supporting portion; and a lifting frame (5) disposed on the patient-supporting portion and serving as a transfer platform for the patient. The ends of the lifting frame are provided with bearing means (7) which can be transferred onto the ends of the bed. The bearing means (7) allow transferring the lifting frame from one bed to another along the ends of the bed when two beds are placed side by side.

Description

HOSPITAL BED

FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to an improved hospital bed having a structure which facilitates and simplifies the nursing and transfer of a patient.

PRIOR ART In known hospital beds, a support frame extending above the bed is connected to the bed and means for transferring a patient are fixed to the frame. WO 90/10427 discloses an apparatus comprising a support frame connected to a bed, a transfer couch for a patient, and means for transferring the patient on the transfer couch supported by the support frame. The transfer means comprise a hauling device which allows vertical adjustment of the support frame and the patient-supporting portion of the bed in relation to each other. The support frame is turnable from its initial position, which is in alignment with the longitudinal axis of the bed, to a desired angle by the side of the bed in order to transfer the patient onto a transport couch. The transfer couch is attached to the support frame with straps.

WO 91/05532 discloses a hospital bed in which two U-shaped bearer rods disposed side by side at one end of the bed and pivotable about their vertical axis. The upper and the lower arms of the rods are interconnected by transverse supports. The upper transverse support is provided with a bearer beam and the lower transverse support with wheels. The transfer underlay frame and the patient thereon can be transferred sideways with support of the straps connected to the support frame, without deviating from the alingment of the bed. The wheels provided in the bearer rods move simultaneously in the same direction which ensures that the bed is properly supported during the transfer. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The object of the invention is to provide a bed in which nursing and transfer of a patient is simplified in such a way that no lifting beams connected to the bed are needed for the transfer of the patient.

A hospital bed according to the invention comprises a body provided with ends, a lif able and a lowerable patient- supporting portion, a lifting means for the patient- supporting portion, and a lifting frame on the patient supporting portion serving as a transfer platform. A characteristic feature of the bed of the invention is that the ends of the lifting frame are provided with bearing means which can be transferred onto the ends of the bed.

The ends of the bed have been connected to the lower body of the bed in such a way that they do not move with the patient-supporting portion. The lifting frame remains up in support of the bearing means while the patient-supporting portions is lowered down.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention is described in more detail below, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:-

Fig. 1 is a side view of a hospital bed according to the invention in its basic position;

Figs. 2 and 3 illustrate the bed of Fig. 1 in other positions used; and

Figs. 4a - 4c illustrate various bearing means arrangements.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS A bed 1 is illustrated in the figures and comprises a body 2 with stationary upwardly extending ends 3, a patient- supporting portion 4 which can be lifted and lowered with a displacing or lifting means 6. A lifting frame 5, the ends of which are provided with bearing means 7, serves as a transfer platform for a patient and is disposed on the patient-supporting portion.

In Fig. 1, the patient-supporting portion 4 is shown in the lowered, normal supporting position.

In Fig. 2, the patient-supporting portion 4 has been raised by the lifting means 6 but the stationary ends 3 of the bed do not rise with the patient-supporting portion 4.

The bearing means 7 have been extended of the ends of the lifting frame 5 so as to engage on the ends 3 of the bed.

When the patient-supporting portion 4 is lowered the lifting frame 5 remains raised supported by the ends 3 of the bed (Fig. 3). This facilitates taking care of the basic hygiene of the patient.

The bearing means allow easy transfer of the lifting frame and the patient thereon from one bed to another when two beds are placed side by side. The ends of the beds serve as transfer paths in a fashion similar to tracks, rails or corresponding means. The bearing means arrangement can be realized in many different slide or rolling surface embodiments, for example rails, rollers, wheels or corresponding means.

Figs. 4a, 4b, and 4c illustrate examples of a few bearing means systems. In the embodiment of Fig. 4a, the upper surface of the bed end 3 serves as a transfer surface along which rollers 7 in the end of the lifting frame 5 roll. In Fig. 4b, stationary rollers 8 are provided in the ends of the bed and a retractable and extendable bearing means 9 in the lifting frame. In Fig. 4c, a pivotable set of rollers 11 is provided housable in a channel in the end of the bed and downwardly pivotable to enable the rollers to support the lifting frame via a rail 12. The rollers described above can, of course, be replaced by other kinds of slide surfaces. In one embodiment of the invention, a bed comprises a body portion, the ends of which serve as rails, but no patient- supporting portion or lifting means for the patient- supporting portion, and the bed can be used as a kind of transfer carriage for a patient. In this embodiment the body portion is preferably provided with wheels.

With rail beds according to the present invention, a uniform bed system can be provided in hospitals or the like places which facilitates and simplifies the nursing and transfer of patients.

Claims

WE CLAIM:
1. A hospital bed (1) comprising a body (2) provided with ends (3); a raisable and lowerable patient-supporting portion (4); lifting means (6) for raising and lowering the patient-supporting portion; and a lifting frame (5) disposed on the patient-supporting portion and serving as a transfer platform for the patient; characterized in that the ends of the lifting frame (5) are provided with bearing means (7) engageable with the track means or like displacement means on the ends of the bed.
2. A hospital bed according to claim 1, characterized in that the ends (3) of the bed are connected to the lower body of the bed in such a way that do not rise with the patient- supporting portion.
3. A hospital bed according to claim 1, characterized in that the bearing means (7) are displaceable from one bed to another bed according to the invention along the ends of the bed serving as transfer paths.
4. A hospital bed (1) which can be used as a transfer carriage for a patient, comprising a body (2) provided with ends (3) and wheels (13); and a lifting frame (5) serving as a transfer platform for the patient; characterized in that the ends of the lifting frame (5) are provided with bearing means (7) engageable with the track means or like displacement means on the ends of the bed.
5. A hospital bed according to claim 4, characterized in that the bearing means (7) are displaceable from one bed to another bed according to the invention along the ends of the bed serving as transfer paths.
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GB2326091A (en) * 1997-06-11 1998-12-16 Smiths Industries Plc Patient transfer arrangement
US6242570B1 (en) 1997-07-10 2001-06-05 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Production and use of recombinant protein multimers with increased biological activity

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FR786531A (en) * 1934-09-24 1935-09-05 Device with lifting patients
US3099020A (en) * 1961-04-17 1963-07-30 Sidney R Garfield Patient-handling apparatus
SE421747B (en) * 1980-11-12 1982-02-01 Prospective Investment Ab Arrangement designed for attachment to a bed
WO1990010427A1 (en) * 1989-03-15 1990-09-20 Cool-Power Oy Apparatus for transferring patients
WO1991005532A1 (en) * 1989-10-19 1991-05-02 A. Ahlstrom Corporation Hospital bed

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR786531A (en) * 1934-09-24 1935-09-05 Device with lifting patients
US3099020A (en) * 1961-04-17 1963-07-30 Sidney R Garfield Patient-handling apparatus
SE421747B (en) * 1980-11-12 1982-02-01 Prospective Investment Ab Arrangement designed for attachment to a bed
WO1990010427A1 (en) * 1989-03-15 1990-09-20 Cool-Power Oy Apparatus for transferring patients
WO1991005532A1 (en) * 1989-10-19 1991-05-02 A. Ahlstrom Corporation Hospital bed

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2326091A (en) * 1997-06-11 1998-12-16 Smiths Industries Plc Patient transfer arrangement
GB2326091B (en) * 1997-06-11 2001-04-18 Smiths Industries Plc Beds,transfer systems and methods
US6242570B1 (en) 1997-07-10 2001-06-05 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Production and use of recombinant protein multimers with increased biological activity

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