Seta pro Junior Hospital Bed
The European Union has for the first time initiated a standard for medical children’s beds, (Stiegelmeyer also participated as an expert manufacturer):
EN 50637 came into effect on 31 August 2020.
Important contents of the new EN 50637 standard:
Seta pro junior
1. The spacing of the bars on the full-length safety side halved:
The spacing of the bars on the full-length safety side has been halved and is now less than 60 mm.
Even if a high pressure of 125 N is applied, a test cone cannot be pressed through the space between the bars.
Children who have a small head diameter are thus protected from being trapped or strangled.
2. The handle of the patient lifting pole has crosspieces:
The handle of the patient lifting pole has been fitted with crosspieces to make it impossible for children to put their head through it.
3. No space at the ends of the bed to trap children:
Since the guide of the safety side is anchored directly in the headboard and footboard, there is no space in between where children could get trapped.
4. Narrower gaps between the mattress base sections:
The 4-section mattress base of the Seta pro junior ensures comfort and flexibility during therapy. The gaps between the mattress base sections are narrower than 60 mm and are covered to prevent access. Even if small patients crawl under the mattress, they cannot get trapped here.
5. Gaps around the mattress are significantly smaller:
A perfectly fitting, non-sliding mattress ensures that patients cannot put their head between the mattress and safety side or head/footboard and suffer breathing difficulties as a result. The gaps around the mattress are significantly smaller than in adult beds.
6. Permanently secured plastic mattress base covers:
Permanently secured plastic mattress base covers withstand the curiosity of children and block access to any possible hazard points on the movable bed mechanism under the mattress base.
7. The entire bed is devoid of any accessible openings:
The entire bed is devoid of any accessible openings that have a diameter of 7 to 25 mm and a depth of 10 mm or more in which children could trap fingers or toes.
8. Handset and its cable can be stowed away safely:
When not in use, the handset and its cable can be stowed away safely in boxes at either side of the mattress base. These are secured with standard magnetic locks. This prevents children from adjusting the bed by mistake or being strangled by the handset cable.
9. Magnetic lock to prevent control box access:
The control box in the linen holder is also fitted with a magnetic lock to prevent unauthorised removal. Children playing on the floor cannot become trapped under the bed as a result of operating the control box and making bed adjustments.
10. Achieves long service life:
The Seta pro junior has been tested to ensure that it also achieves the long service life expected of Stiegelmeyer products. We adjusted the mattress base many thousands of times under the nominal load of 175 kg and found no subsequent safety-relevant wear or deformation:
STYLE — With its clear lines and crystal white colouring, the Seta pro junior looks bright, friendly and inviting. Young patients will quickly feel at ease in this bed.
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