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Healthcare Equipment Movers, Bed/Stretcher

Definition : Electrically (usually battery) powered equipment designed to be attached to (i.e., hitched) healthcare beds and/or stretchers to facilitate moving them inside a healthcare facility. These movers typically consist of a supporting metal structure, an electric motor, and a battery; the mover is attached to the frame of the bed or stretcher, permitting it to be lifted to a position slightly above the floor during transportation. The movers include mechanisms and controls that allow them to tow equipment along hospital corridors, in rooms, and in lifts; they also include controllers for speed and rotation. Some movers have capabilities to provide electric power to the bed, stretcher, and associated devices and/or for control of gases administered to patients. Healthcare bed/stretcher movers are intended to move standard or bariatric beds and/or stretchers with or without the patient; they can facilitate a more controlled transport for patients and equipment, reducing operator effort.

Entry Terms : "Stretcher Movers, Powered" , "Bed Movers, Powered"

UMDC code : 24866

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