This course will discuss current electric hospital bed standards and current regulatory processes in the United States. The course also provides a guide for selecting bariatric hospital beds and implications for future research. Learning objectives: 1. Identify types of electric hospital bed malfunctions that cause preventable injuries and deaths each year; 2. Discuss current and previous U.S. electric hospital bed standards; 3. Identify the current U.S. electric hospital bed minimal safety standard or level of equivalency that bed systems (bed, mattress, and attached equipment) should be tested at or above; 4. Discuss facility and care provider responsibility for maintaining the electric hospital bed minimal safety standard after facilities or care providers alter the bed system; 5. Identify items to consider when selecting an electric bariatric hospital bed system. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing Education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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