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No. The manufacturing process skipped from REV E to REV G.

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If the bed is an older REV than REV K, there are a couple of options:

  1. Replace the scale board with a kgs only scale board. Once this is done the beds will not be able to read in lbs unless the scale board is replaced again. 
  2. Upgrade the bed with alarm silence. The advantage of this option is that with the right combination of key presses, you can select the displayed scale units on the beds (in either kg or lbs). All VersaCare beds can be upgraded to have the alarm silence feature.

If the bed is REV K or already has alarm silence capability or has been upgraded with one, the scale units can be changed using the directions below:

Instructions for changing the scale units with button images showing the number zero and scales icon

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The scale system for the VersaCare Bed has an accuracy of 1% and an operating range of 0 lb to 500 lb (0 kg to 227 kg). The scale display and controls are located on the flip-up control pod on the head-end siderails. 

The scale is very sensitive. The weight reading will be most accurate if the bed is not touching anything. This includes the headwall, lines such as pendant controls, ventilators, or drainage bags. Anything that affects the weight on the bed even slightly will cause an incorrect weight to appear on the display. 

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REV A – 70 lb to 500 lb (31.8 kg to 227 kg)

REVs B to J – 50 lb to 500 lb (23 kg to 227 kg)

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Before weighing the patient, make sure of the following: 

  • All items on the list defined in the "Bed Setup" section are accounted for (see "Bed Setup" on page 34 of the VersaCare instruction manual)
  • No drainage bags or equipment has been added
  • The patient is lying still and is centered on the mattress

To Activate - press the Weigh control.
VersaCare weigh control button showing scales icon

Note:
On release of the Weigh control, the bed gets the current patient weight. If the units are configured for both lb and kg, the weight will show lb for 10 seconds, kg for 5 seconds, and then repeats. 

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You can call the Hillrom Samples number at 812-931-1797.

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You can find fabric selections for Hillrom healthcare furniture on the Hillrom website

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Thermofoil is a vinyl material that is thermoformed over a medium density fiber board material in Hillrom® Art of Care® overbed table tops and Brio™ bedside cabinets.  It provides a seamless surface, making them easier to clean.

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We recommend you order a swatch to ensure the color will meet your needs. Please visit our Hillrom website. Select your choices and click on "order sample."

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If you have an account established with Hillrom, you can obtain pricing by contacting Customer Service at 800-445-3730, option 1. If you do not have an established account, please contact Customer Service at 800-445-3730, option 1. You will then be put in contact with your Hillrom Sales Representative.

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First, check the CPR valve to make sure the plugs are pushed in all the way. For models with the turn valve, make sure it is in the closed position. If the problem persists, call 800-445-3720 .

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First, check the red emergency stop button on the lift. Turn the button to the right, to make sure it is in its full outmost position.  Make sure the lift is not plugged in, it will not run when it is plugged into the wall. If problem persists, call 800-445-3720.

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Advanced Microclimate® Technology provides excellent moisture and heat removal by wicking moisture away from the patient. Traditional "pin hole" low air loss blows air up through the ticking rather than pulling it away from the patient. 

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Hillrom recommends using the least number of sheets possible to reduce interference with the surface performance. 

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Surface selection should be based on patient risk factors for moisture and mobility. To help you choose the right surface for the right patient, Hillrom offers an interactive surface selection algorithm, based on consensus evidence from a JWOCN publication, which shows which beds fit under which JWOCN categories.  To access the algorithm, please contact a Hillrom representative.  You can contact Customer Service at 800-445-3730, option 1 to locate the sales representative in your area.  

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Controlled Release™ technology enables automatic response to patient movement, creating custom pressure redistribution. As pressure changes, intake/output valves release displaced air to achieve a therapeutic low pressure balance.

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The AccuMax VPC Surface offers adaptable alternating pressure therapy (pump is optional for use) with the Airport feature.

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The surface adjusts to the patient’s weight and position to ensure the right balance between envelopment and support.

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Please visit the Clinical Resource Center for more information on clinical outcomes of Hillrom surfaces. 

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The VersaCare® P500 Surface, VersaCare A.I.R.® Surface, Envision® Surface, Synergy® Air Elite and Clinitron® Bed are available for rent. 

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Air Fluidized Therapy (AFT) provides excellent pressure redistribution and moisture management for complex wounds by creating a "bead bath". An immersive environment is created by blowing air under a thick layer of silicone beads, giving the patient an ideal healing environment. Hillrom offers AFT with the Clinitron® Rite Hite® Bed. 

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Please refer to Hillrom Surface web pages for specific weight limits. 

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Please refer to Hillrom Surface web pages for dimensions options.  

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This depends on the model and options. Please refer to Hillrom Surface web pages for specific weight.

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On the Transport Pod, press green Transport control to lower the bed into transport position. A single audible confirmation beep will sound and green indicator light will illuminate to confirm the bed has reached transport mode. Next, set the green brake pedal to Steer. A green indicator light will illuminate once brake pedal has been set to steer. To move the bed, grip blue transport handles and depress green enable switches (push handles to move forward and pull handles to move backwards). 

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No.  Do not lower siderail while rotation or turn assist is active.  Pause or turn off rotation or turn prior to lowering siderail.

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The default units shown on the scale display is kilograms (kg). To change the units to pounds (lb), do as follows:

1. Make sure the Enable key indicator is off

Scale unit button showing a key icon

2. Press and hold the Zero control. 

Scale unit button showing the number zero

After approximately five seconds, as you continue to press the Zero control, press and hold the Weigh control. When you hear a beep, release both controls. The display will be in configuration mode with the current unit setting highlighted: lb or kg.

3. Press and release the Scale Weigh control to move through the settings.

Scale unit button showing scales icon

When you reach the applicable setting, release the control and wait until you hear a beep (approximately ten seconds). The display will store the new configuration and exit the configuration mode.

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Training on how to use the Compella™ Bariatric Bed, can be found on our Hillrom website. 

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If the bed is equipped with power drive, you cannot use the scale nor arm bed exit if bed is in transport mode. If the power drive wheel is lowered to the ground and you attempt to use the scale or bed exit, the “raise bed” indicator light on the control pod will flash and you will hear a triple beep alert.

To remove bed from transport mode, press and hold the “raise bed” indicator control on the pod, once the indicator light turns off, the scale and bed exit is ready for use.

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The Compella™ bed is intended to be operated at either 40” or 50.” In the event the bed has not reached the fully expanded or retracted position, a visual indicator light located next to the control will flash amber until bed is fully expanded or retracted. Additionally, a continuous triple beep will sound until the bed is adjusted to the fully expanded or retracted position. 

To adjust the width of the bed, press and hold the “width expand” or “width retract” control until you hear a single beep confirming the desired width has been achieved. A solid green light will illuminate to indicate the bed is fully expanded or fully retracted. 

Indicator light adjusting bed

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Yes, Hillrom offers a comprehensive clinical, technology and service solution designed to help raise the standard of care for you and your patients. 

Hillrom industry-leading bariatric portfolio helps support the full spectrum of clinical needs— including lifting, transferring, addressing immobility and pressure ulcer prevention, providing real-time visibility to patients, and delivering dignified care.

Our Hillrom representative can help provide you with additional information on how we can help you transform bariatric care.

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On stretchers with an integrated scale, to view the last patient weight, press the Last Weight control. The display will show the last weight taken or 0.0 (if the stretcher was adjusted to zero after the patient weight was taken). This Last Weight feature is a Hillrom exclusive feature.  

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Yes, Hillrom® Stretchers (non-powered and non-electrical) can be power washed as necessary. However, when power washing Hillrom Stretchers, the following should be taken into precaution: 

  • Do not exceed 1750 psi during the spray wash. Equipment damage can occur - Do not use a pencil point spray 
  • If spray wash is only water, water temperature should not exceed 180⁰F (82⁰C) 
  • If the spray wash contains detergent or solvents (no bleach), solution should not exceed 120⁰F (50⁰C) 
  • Do not spray under base of shroud 
  • Do not spray wash the Procedural (P8000) Stretcher with the IntelliDrive® Transport System or Electric (P8020) Stretcher. Electric components are not protected from fluid ingress. Equipment damage could occur
  • Do not directly spray the hydraulic cylinders. Equipment damage could occur
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We recommend that you clean and disinfect the Hillrom Stretchers between patient use. 

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No, Hillrom® Stretchers do not require special linens. 

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The Hillrom scale system has an accuracy of 1% or 2.2 lb (kg), whichever is greater, and an operating range of 0 lb to 700.0 lb (0 kg to 317.5 kg). The scale control is at the foot end of the stretcher. 

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The Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher with IntelliDrive® Powered Transport includes a manual model operation. The manual switch allows you to operate the stretcher in manual mode (without power). With this convenient option, you simply flip the switch and this stretcher will operate just like the standard model.  

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Battery Replacement:

  • Tools required: #2 Phillips head screw driver  
  • Parts required: 3 AA alkaline batteries 
  • Replace the batteries when the battery indicator comes on.  

Steps:

  1. Raise the stretcher to the highest position and put it in the Trendelenburg position.  
  2. Loosen, but do not remove, the two screws (A) that attach the battery cover (B) to the scale display (C). 
  3. Remove the battery cover (B).  
  4. Remove the batteries (D), and discard or recycle them in accordance with local regulations. 
  5. Install the new batteries (D) as shown on the battery compartment.  
  6. Install the battery cover (B).
  7. Tighten the two screws (A) to attach the battery cover (B) to the scale display (C). 
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The Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher offers the lowest stretcher position in the market at 20.5" in height: 

  • 20.5" (521 mm) with scale, without the integrated oxygen tank storage system 
  • 22" (559 mm) with scale, with the integrated oxygen tank storage system 
  • 20.7" (526 mm) without scale 
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All Hillrom® Stretchers feature a 700 lb weight capacity. 

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The brake and steer options on a Hillrom® Stretcher are:

  • Standard: Head and Foot 
  • Option: 4-Sided Brake & Steer 
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The Hillrom® Trauma Stretcher is 26” width.  If you are looking for a larger option, as an alternative, we would recommend the 30” width Hillrom Procedural Stretcher with the full length radiolucent deck option included in the configuration.

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The Hillrom® Stretchers that offer scale options are:  Procedural (P8000), Electric (P8020), and Trauma (P8040) Stretchers.

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For the Hillrom® Electric Stretcher, to engage the CPR Release, pull and hold the CPR Release Handle until the head section is in full flat position.  

For all other Hillrom Stretchers, simply lower the head section.

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Adjusting the Scale to Zero

  1. Put all necessary items such as linens, blankets, pillows, equipment, and other items on the stretcher.
  2. Press the Enable control. 
  3. Press the Zero control (0.0) until the Hands Off indicator flashes. The scale display will flash CALC until the scale is at zero. Then, the display will show 0.0 for both lb and kg.  
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Weighing the Patient:

Make sure the patient is in the middle of the stretcher. (Note: For a most accurate weight reading, the stretcher should be in the full high, full low, or flat position.) 

Press the Weigh control until the Hands Off indicator flashes. The display will show the weight in both pounds (lb) and kilograms (kg) for 20 seconds. If the stretcher and/or patient is not still for 10 seconds during the weight procedure, the display will show ---.  

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Hillrom® Stretchers can interface with many brands and models of c-arms in the market.  

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Hillrom® Stretchers can be used with most mobile lifts for safe patient handling and over bed tables. The clearance underneath the stretcher is 3.5". 

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The Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher is the most popular Stretcher ordered by the Emergency Department, but Hillrom Trauma, OB/GYN, and Electric Stretchers are also commonly purchased. 

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Hillrom offers exclusive Enhanced Safety Siderails (KX1) that offer extra coverage for our smaller patients.  

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Bumper and bellow color options are available in light neutral, blue, teal, purple, red, and taupe. The Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher is designated with the green bumper, siderail, and permanent IV pole. The bellows and bumpers are the same color except the Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher where its bellows are light neutral. Also, customizable department decals are available. 

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We would recommend the Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher as it is intended for use in gynecological procedures. A second option is our Hillrom Procedural Stretcher with the ankle stirrup accessory.  

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The scale option is available on the Hillrom® Procedural, Electric, and Trauma Stretchers.

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Yes, the electric siderail controls for the head and the knee sections are standard on the Hillrom® Electric Stretcher.

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Yes, the Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher is designed to breakdown just like our Affinity® Birthing Bed. The foot section breaks down and includes a catch basin option for deliveries.

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Yes, the catch basin is a built in option for the Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher. Drapes are also available.  

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Yes, the OB/GYN Stretcher features OneStep® Foot Support with infinite positioning capabilities.

The Stow And Go™ foot section breaks down and includes a catch basin option for deliveries. 

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The Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher includes labor grips built into the siderails. 

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Yes, the Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher is intended for use in transfers. Hillrom's Steering Plus helps give you controlled maneuvering and comes standard on the Hillrom OB/GYN Stretcher. When activated, the Steering Plus™ system helps you in two ways. First, the center wheel design grips the floor to help you transport your patient in one straight line. Second, the center wheel cuts your turning radius in half, giving you the ability to change direction on a dime and make tight, crisp turns down narrow hallways. 

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The Hillrom® OB/GYN Stretcher includes infinite position foot supports. The calf supports are available as an option. 

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The mattress on the OB/GYN Stretcher is not interchangeable with other Hillrom Stretchers.

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Hillrom® Stretchers offer 4 IV-pole solutions:   

  1. The permanent IV Pole with 40 lb weight capacity is available at the head right, foot left, or head right and foot left.  
  2. IV Pole Sockets - An IV pole mounting socket at each outside corner of the Procedural, Transport, Electric, and Trauma Stretchers. The Surgical has IV pole mounting sockets at each corner of the foot end. The OB/GYN stretcher has IV pole mounting sockets at each corner of the head end.  
  3. IV Pole Transport Holder is available on all Hillrom Stretchers.  
  4. ISS Pole Accessory
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With the exception of the economy Transport Stretcher, all Hillrom® Stretcher feature OneStep® Tuck-Away siderails that fully tuck away under the deck creating a continuous surface for safe patient transfers. 

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Hillrom Steering Plus™ system helps give you controlled maneuvering. When activated, the Steering Plus system helps you in two ways. First, the center wheel design grips the floor to help you transport your patient in one straight line. Second, the center wheel cuts your turning radius in half, giving you the ability to change direction on a dime and make tight, crisp turns down narrow hallways. 

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With BackSaver Fowler® feature, let the patient's own weight help raise and lower the head, taking the load off your back. The Auto Contour mechanism also includes the BackSaver Fowler feature to help take the burden off your back.  

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Yes, Hillrom's Steering Plus™ system offers similar benefits to the big wheel. Hillrom Steering Plus helps give you controlled maneuvering. When activated, the Steering Plus™ system helps you in two ways. First, the center wheel design grips the floor to help you transport your patient in one straight line. Second, the center wheel cuts your turning radius, giving you the ability to make tight, crisp turns down narrow hallways. 

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Hillrom® Stretchers offer three monitor and chart transport solutions: 

  1. Integrated Utility Shelf is an option located behind the head section. Convenient storage for monitors, charts, and your patient's belongings.
  2. Convertible Footboard accessory can be converted into a monitor holder. 
  3. Chart Holder Accessory.
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Yes, Hillrom offers an ankle stirrup accessory that attach to the foot end of the stretcher for use during gynecological exams. Calf supports are available on the OB/GYN Stretcher as an accessory. 

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Yes, the Hillrom® Surgical Stretcher includes an articulating head section that can pivot up and down and tilt front to back independently.  

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Yes, armboards (P344CT) for the Procedural Stretcher and PACU extenders (P261ECP) for the Surgical Stretcher are available as optional accessories. 

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Yes, Temporal (P262A02) and Superior (P262A01) wrist rests are available accessories to the Hillrom Surgical Stretcher.

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Yes, the radiolucent deck is standard on the Hillrom® Trauma and OB/GYN Stretchers. The radiolucent deck option is also available on the Hillrom® Procedural Stretcher.

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Yes, Hillrom offers siderail pads for stretchers (P931BT). 

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 Yes, the scale option is available on the Hillrom® Procedural, Electric, and Trauma Stretchers.

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To help prevent your patient from sliding down the foot end of the stretcher, Hillrom offers an exclusive Auto Contour™ feature that automatically raises the knee section when the head section is raised. When activated, the BackSaver Fowler® mechanism built into the Auto Contour™ feature will drop the seat and automatically raise the knees to prevent your patient from sliding forward. To raise the knees even further, the knee gatch option is available. 

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Patients are spending more time on stretchers, and as a result, the patient experience has become increasingly important. Protect your patients from discomfort with our suite of pressure redistribution surfaces: AccuMax Quantum™ VPC Mattress, Tempur-Pedic® Mattress and Comfortline® Mattress.

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Yes, push handles are available on all Hillrom® Stretchers. Among the push handle options, Hillrom offers two exclusive push handle designs: 

  • Ergonomic Push Handles with Integrated Active Brake System 
  • Ergonomic Push Handles with IV Pole Transport Holder 
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Hill-Rom® Stretchers offer 3 monitor and chart transport solutions: 

  1. Integrated Utility Shelf is an option located behind the head section. Convenient storage for monitors, charts, and your patient's belongings.
  2. Convertible Footboard accessory can be converted into a monitor holder. 
  3. Chart Holder Accessory.
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To Setup an x-ray cassette: 

  1. Put the x-ray cassette into the panel directly under the area to be x-rayed.  
  2. Pull the X-Ray Actuation Lift Lever on either side of the stretcher outward and turn it in the direction of the arrow. This will raise the x-ray cassette vertically up the sleep deck.  

To Remove an x-ray cassette:  

  1. Turn the X-Ray Actuation Lift Lever in the opposite direction of the arrow. This will lower the x-ray cassette away from the sleep deck. 
  2. Remove the x-ray cassette. 
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No, there is no need to lift your patient to set up an x-ray cassette in preparation for x-ray. The Hillrom® Trauma Stretcher features a full length x-ray cassette platform and radiolucent deck.   

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With BackSaver Fowler® feature, let the patient's own weight help raise and lower the head, taking the load off your back. The Auto Contour mechanism also includes the BackSaver Fowler® feature to help take the burden off your back.  

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The Trendelenburg and Reverse Trendelenburg pedals are located at each side of the stretcher. The maximum angle for Trendelenburg and Reverse Trendelenburg is 18⁰. To operate: 

  1. Make sure the stretcher is in the high position. 
  2. Press and hold the Trendelenburg pedal until the stretcher is at the applicable angle. 
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For emergency Trendelenburg, pull up on the foot section of the stretcher. The stretcher will lock in the Trendelenburg position. Caution: This is intended for emergencies only.  

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