What is an in bed system?

What is an inbed system?

People confined to bed need and expect an environment that promotes safety during their recovery and recuperation. It’s an environment in which they can receive the care they need whilst their tissue viability is safeguarded. Tissue harm is prevented during their rest, movement and repositioning.  

Nurses and carers want to give safe, friendly and effective care that both meets their patients/ clients’ needs whilst protecting themselves against the musculoskeletal injuries that are traditionally associated with the accumulative, repetitive and unergonomic movements associated with caring for a patient confined to bed. 

An inbed system consists of the items that are on the patient’s bed and mattress and includes the Mattress Cover, Bed Sheets, Pillows, Incontinence Slides and Patient Turning Aids. 

  • They can be used to pre-empt the patient’s needs and provides an ideal multiple layered synergy between them, their resting surfaces whilst also protecting their carer(s). 
  • The fabric used is self-sanitising, antimicrobial, anti-odour, anti-static and thermodynamic. 
  • It enables the patient to move themselves safely on their resting surface by simulating and complementing their body’s own natural internal system for avoiding stiction, friction, shear and the distortion of tissue that can result in tissue harm. 
    • Where the patient is unable to move themselves, the inbed system can be used in a coordinated manner with a Multi-plane Tilting Bed, a Hybrid Mattress and an Overhead patient Hoist Technology to allow for a safer movement practice using the ever present Gravitational forces acting on the body and Inertia, enabling the patient's internal homeostatic and tensegrity mechanisms to prevent and tissue/ cell recovery thresholds from being exceeded, thereby preventing tissue harm and maintaining the patient's tissue integrity.  
    • This method requires no physical effort from the carer(s) and also reduces the risk of soft tissue harm/ musculoskeletal injuries to the carer(s).