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    Generic name for clinitron bed

    They send me home from sub-acute with only low-air-loss-mattress which has destroyed my soar already. What is the genetic name for a clinictron bed and what other company supply them for in home use?

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    A generic name for the Clinitron? Maybe, "Air Fluidized Bed" ? I don't know of a non-Hill Rom company version of the Clinitron.
    Dolphin beds are made by the Joerns company. It's a closed-air system that's supposed to simulate immersion in fluid.
    Both companies market to patients with complex wounds.

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    The generic term is an air fluidized bed. Sounds like you are on a low air loss mattress, which does not provide as low pressures as an air-fluidized does. Unfortunately Hill-Rom has recently stopped making or distributing/renting both their hospital Clinitron II and RiteHite beds, as well as the similar Clinitron-At-Home.

    There are not a lot of options out there for air-fluidization right now, esp. for in-home use. We use the Arjo-Huntleigh FluidAir Elite http://www.arjohuntleigh.com/product...fluidair-elite in the hospital right now, and we are also planning on starting the use of the Aurora HydroAir http://auroramfg.com/hydroaire_aft_bed/.

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    Thank you, I am working to find out more to see if I can get the bed in my house (32.5 inch wide door opening) and I am wondering also if anyone makes a wheelchair cushion that uses that air fluidized air technology.

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    No cushion. The beds are not only big and bulky, but incredibly heavy due to the weight of the silicon beads. For example, the FluidAir Elite weighs 1800 lb. without a person in it. A wheelchair cushion with the same technology would not only weigh a lot by itself, but the motor required to agitate the beads and warm the air would be very bulky and heavy. If you sit up in an air-fluidized bed, it is very easy to "bottom out" as well as your butt tends to sink so low into the beads that it hits bottom.

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    If you've got a busted open sore and are searching for fluidized beds, consider not sitting up on any wheelchair cushion until your skin is fully healed.
    Last edited by 2drwhofans; 03-06-2015 at 12:06 AM.

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