Intensive evaluation in wide and varied hospital departments has revealed Legacy’s versatility as an asset for all manner of complex care environments. Practice-based evidence has included patient and professional experiences* in cases including:
Legacy‘s design has evolved through extensive feedback from more than 25 hospitals and specialist trauma centres across the UK.
From blueprint through to conception, every feature has been carefully considered by those who understand best the demands of modern day trauma care – clinicians and nursing staff. The end-result: a turning bed that is fit for purpose across the most diverse range of complex care scenarios.
The primary control features are foot-operated, allowing nursing staff to keep their hands free for care procedures. The dual mattress system transfers shear away from the patient to aid pressure area care, while its viscoelastic construction means patients lie in the mattress instead of on it, keeping them completely still during turns to maintain spinal alignment.
And the simplicity of Legacy’s design makes turning and re-positioning easy, giving staff total control over patient care without reliance on a complicated computer interface.
The list goes on. Adjustable side-wings trim the bed to any patient size for comfort and stability, with comfort increased after turning by lowering the upper-arm pressure relief flaps. Meanwhile, the integral patient weighing system shows an accurate patient weight no matter what position the bed is in, making it easy to track nutrition, medication and anaesthesia administration.
All-in-all, Legacy has been designed by medical professionals, to deliver the best possible treatment to every patient
3-month pilot evaluation on ward at NSIC Stoke Mandeville, working with practitioners and patients
Subsequent evaluations by over 25 UK hospitals, including:
Featured in detail in The Patient is for Turning clinical report – written by MASCIP in collaboration with the SIA