Innov 8 Bed User Instructions
Innov 8 Low Bed
User Instructions Maximum User Weight 30st/190kg
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Operating the Side Rails To lower: Hold the top rail and pull out the release plunger. Gently lower the side rail towards the foot end of the bed. To raise: Hold the top rail and lift the side rail until it locks into the vertical position.
Bed Extension The bed comes with an integral bed extension which allows the bed to be adjusted in length, according to the patients needs. To extend the bed extension: • If the bed is in tilt the platform must be levelled first. • Pull out the spring loaded plunger located on the side of the bed near the foot end, whilst holding out rotate by a quarter turn (the plunger should stay out). Repeat for the plunger on the opposite side of the bed. • Pull out the mattress platform extension to its maximum extent. • Rotate the spring loaded plungers until they lock back into position. • Pull out the leg extension to its maximum extent.
To retract the bed extension: • Push in the leg extension until it re-engages with the catch. • Pull out the spring loaded plunger located on the side of the bed near the foot end (see page 13), whilst holding out rotate by a quarter turn (the plunger should stay out). Repeat for the plunger on the opposite side of the bed. • Push the mattress platform extension fully in. • Rotate the spring loaded plungers until they lock back into position. 1
Emergency CPR Function - Manual The backrest can be levelled using the manual CPR handles located on both sides of the bed. To flatten the backrest in an emergency, pull one of the red handles outwards; the backrest will now drop into a flattened state.
Note: The platform will not level itself or change height when the manual handles are pulled, this function is only available with the electrical CPR function. Nurse Control Panel
The nurse control panel (NCP) controls all bed functionality; it is to be used only by the carer. The NCP is designed to be stored at the footend of the bed by clipping it over the bed end panel. The NCP enables the carer to fully operate and position the bed according to the patients needs (including lowering to ultra low height); for safety reasons it is imperative that the operating instructions in this booklet are fully read and understood before the Innov8 Low Bed is used. When lowering the bed from maximum height the bed will travel at full speed until it reaches 42cm, at which point it will slow and a short warning alarm will sound to alert the carer that the bed is now travelling lower than a standard bed. If the bed is moved into a tilt position the warning alarm will sound as the lowest end of the bed travels below 42cm. The bed will always travel at full speed with an upward command, regardless of position.
Nurse Control Panel Features Function buttons Auto Contour
Function lock button
Operating the Nurse Control Panel
Green Light = To activate a function, press the desired function Function Active button. A green light will illuminate at the top of the function button, this indicates the function is now active. Once the function button is active hold down one of the direction keys, until the required position is reached. Note: The function will stay active for 5 seconds. If after 5 seconds a direction button has not been pressed the function will de-activate and the green light will extinguish. Disabling / Enabling Bed Functions +
Amber Light = Function Locked
To lockout a function one of the padlock symbols must be pressed simultaneously with the function required for lockout. An amber light will illuminate at the bottom of the function button, this indicates the function is now locked out. To unlock a function the above process is repeated, the amber light will extinguish. Note: When a function is locked out on the NCP, the patient handset (see page 23) will have the corresponding function locked out. 3
Knee Break The knee break button on the NCP allows adjustment of the thigh section angle.
Adjusting the height of the foot section requires a manual operation: • Using the NCP, adjust the thigh section to maximum angle. • Lift the leg section. • Lift the leg stay bar. • Position the leg stay into the channel under the leg section. • The knee break button on the NCP will now raise/lower the leg section.
Thigh Section Angle Adjustment
Leg Section Height Adjustment
Auto Contour When the auto contour button is pressed both the backrest and knee break functions operate together. Note: The operation of the knee break section will vary dependent on the position of the leg stay bar as detailed above. Note: If the backrest or knee break are locked out this will automatically disable the auto contour function. Tilt
Head down tilt (Trendelenburg) and foot down tilt can be applied using the NCP. When in tilt, in order to level the bed the opposite direction button should be pressed and held until the bed stops, the platform will now be level (Note: It may be necessary to re-activate the tilt function). To continue tilting the bed in the opposite direction, re-press the same direction button again and hold until the desired angle is reached.
Cardiac Chair Green Lights = Function Active
The bed can be automatically profiled into a cardiac chair position, where the platform is automatically profiled into the auto contour position and then moves into foot down tilt. When the auto contour and tilt buttons are pressed within 5 seconds of each other this automatically enables the cardiac chair function. Pressing either one of the two ‘up’ buttons orientates the bed into the cardiac chair position. Pressing any one of the two ‘down’ buttons takes the bed out of cardiac chair and levels the platform. 4
Pressing the CPR button automatically levels, flattens and lowers the platform, once the platform is at minimum patient operating height (42cm) it then drives up to maximum height. Regardless of position the backrest always lowers first (if raised), so that it is flat in the quickest possible time. Note: pressing the CPR function overrides all locked out functions. Mains Power Indicator The NCP has a mains power light in the top left corner. If it is not illuminated amber, the bed is either unplugged or has a fault.
Note: pressing the CPR function overrides all locked out functions. The NCP has a battery light that shows when the battery is charging. Note: It does not indicate when the bed is being run off battery power. When the bed is running off battery power and the batteries are almost flat an audible alarm will be heard when a handset button is pressed.
Patient Handset The patient handset is designed to give limited control to the patient. It allows control of the backrest, knee break and mattress platform height. The mattress platform height may only be adjusted between 42cm and 70cm using the patient handset, to reduce the chance of entrapment when the patient is unsupervised. If the bed is to be lowered below minimum patient operating area it must be done so by the carer, using the NCP. The patient may raise the bed out of ultra low position (below 42cm) if required, however the handset will not allow them to re-lower the bed below minimum patient operating height (42cm).
The patient handset allows control of: Backrest angle
Platform height (Patient operating zone: 42cm to 71cm).
Auto contour (backrest and knee break profiled together) Note: If functions have been locked out on the nurse control panel the same functions will be locked out on the patient handset.
Fault Finding Listed below are a set of electrical faults that may occur within the service life of the bed. If a fault does occur please try the following suggestions, as these may help in diagnosing the fault. Fault Electrical function(s) do not work
Possible Cause Functions locked out on NCP
Mains lead not plugged into the control box or wall and batteries flat
Check to see if the mains power indicator on the NCP is lit and the mains lead is plugged in at both ends
Fuse has blown in the mains plug
Check to see if the mains power indicator on the NCP is illuminated, if not replace fuse
Actuator/handset leads not plugged in Damage to mains cable, actuator cable or handset cables
Check plug connections
Electrical functions working slowly
Turn off at the mains and contact the approved service engineer Reset System
Mains lead not plugged into the Check that the mains lead is fully control box and working off battery located into the control box and the backup mains power indicator on the NCP is illuminated. Bed is in ultra low position and has Drive the platform upwards. The slowed to alert carer. platform will travel upwards at full speed. Heavy load on the bed
The bed will not level
The electrical system has become out of sync
Reset the electrical system as stated below
Resetting / Initializing the Electrical System Very occasionally the bed may need to be reset. To reset the bed: Ensure there are no locked out functions on the NCP. • Press and hold both hi/low buttons on the patient handset together. • An audible alarm will be heard for approximately 5 seconds. • When the alarm stops sounding release the buttons and drive the bed up to its maximum height. • When at maximum height re-press the up button again (to ensure both actuators are at maximum height). • The bed is now reset and will work correctly.
Technical Specification Overall Length
85’’(216cm) (93’’(237cm)when fully extended)
Mattress Platform Height (minimum)
Mattress Platform Height (maximum)
Liquid Ingress Protection IP54 Electric Shock Protection Class I Type B Maximum User Weight