Stryker has announced the development of a limited-release emergency response bed to quickly aid healthcare providers with efficient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Relief Bed is a low-cost solution intended to serve frontline healthcare providers. It includes a six-inch-thick foam surface and a 30-degree head of bed angle to accommodate patients in respiratory distress, including ventilated patients. It also features low height and an attached IV pole.
The bed is intended for use in the COVID-19 pandemic to support increased patient numbers in healthcare facilities. Stryker is actively pursuing making the bed available in select markets around the world.
Stryker anticipates producing 10,000 beds a week to meet increased needs.