New product innovation: System to comfortably reposition bedridden patients

For bedridden individuals, everything revolves around the correct resting position in the bed. The position must be adjusted to match each individual patient and their physical condition. The position is the bed must therefore be changed regularly to reduce the pressure on areas of the patient’s body and to prevent pressure sores. The goal is to make life in bed as pleasant as possible for the person in need of nursing care.

Turning and repositioning patients is a physically challenging procedure for the nursing staff. It is usually performed multiple times per day by a team of two or three caregivers and it requires a lot of time. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused another significant increase in the amount of nursing and caregiving required for patients in intensive care. To treat artificially ventilated patients, it is recommended that they be turned into the prone position regularly to transport more oxygen into the bloodstream.

Franz Morat Group has developed a system that makes everyday nursing work easier and makes repositioning and turning more comfortable for the patient at the same time. The system is ready to use after just a few steps. The system can be used with a wide variety of hospital-style beds. Once the system has been positioned at the foot of the bed and the supporting device is extended, the tubes are folded out and positioned parallel to the edges of the bed. A loop-and-hook fastening system is used to attach the special bed sheet required for turning to the tubes. Rotating the tubes in the opposite direction securely fastens the bed sheet, and the patient is lifted.

A touch display is used for intuitive operation. Using predefined positions, the patient can be repositioned to the 30° position, for example, which is often recommended to prevent pressure sores. As an alternative, the 135° prone position can be selected to ventilate the dorsal pulmonary areas or in the event of dorsal injuries. Even a 180° turn, such as in a monitored intensive care unit, can be executed within a few seconds by significantly fewer staff. The gentle repositioning solution benefits the caregiver in two ways: Their job becomes easier and they have the chance to interact with the patient with more empathy. From an ethical point of view, bedridden persons will feel safer, while ensuring comfortable and humane treatment at the same time.

The system is about to be launched on the market. We are currently looking for a partner with experience in medical technology. If you are interested, we will be happy to respond to your inquiry at: | +49 7657 88-308