The Impulse Drive "center of bed" drive system provides superior maneuverability as compared to all power drives located at the end of the bed. This system allows tight position correction (in room), safe and easy maneuverability through variable acceleration and positioning.
It moves the bed at a walking pace or less at the driver's discretion and will stop immediately yet gently by removing thumb/finger pressure off the joy stick. Easy to maneuver in and out of doorways, elevators, turns, etc. Use of the Ultra Maneuverable Mid-Wheel Impulse Drive can reduce the number of high risk transfers and lifts.
Impulse Drive features:
Safer for staff - Reduce need for dangerous transfers and expensive cumbersome lifts
Save staff time - No combing the facility for 4-6 nurses to move a 1,000 lb. patient and bed through the facility or risk injury transferring to wheelchair
Improve staff morale. Reducing the number of transfers means you reduce the threat
of career ending injuries and improve nursing staff morale in your bariatric unit
Part of Emergency Evacuation Plan. Only one person is needed to move patient
Able to make small positioning corrections in the room with ease
Moves bed down the hall at a walking pace or less at driver's discretion
Will stop immediately yet gently by removing thumb/finger pressure off
the joy stick
Easily maneuvers in and out of doorways, elevators, turns, etc.