LINET receives innovative technology contracts from Vizient for intensive care, labor & delivery, and medical surgical products

Oct. 7, 2019

LINET announced its Multicare ICU bed, AVE 2 Labor & Delivery bed and Eleganza 5 Med Surg bed have received Innovative Technology contracts from Vizient, Inc. The contract was based on a recommendation of these healthcare beds, intended for critical care, acute care, and labor and delivery environments, by hospital experts in these categories who serve on one of Vizient’s member led councils.

Multicare, LINET’s intensive care bed, uses innovative technologies to create an ideal combination of clinical benefits for patients and staff – medical, nursing and therapy. Unique features support vital patient functions and provide excellent working conditions for staff to help minimize the risks associated with caring for high acuity patients. Innovative features include:

·   Programmable Automatic Lateral Therapy to treat pulmonary complications

·   Frame-based lateral tilt up to 30 degrees for easy patient repositioning

·   Passive leg raise capability to 38 degrees for sepsis protocol

·   Motorized patient transport with automatic fifth wheel and variable speeds to assist with movement of patients throughout the hospital

·   Automatic i-Brake system engages after 60 seconds to lock castors to help prevent patient falls

·   Ergoframe’s auto-contour position helps reduce patient migration to foot of bed and reduces pressure and shear on patient’s skin

·   Hands-free foot controls and one touch hand controls for easy product operation

AVE 2, LINET’s labor and delivery bed, has many features that make the birthing process easier for both the mother and the medical staff. Features include:

·    Integrated retractable foot section for quick bed reconfiguration during labor

·    Easy adjustments for siderail/headrail and leg sections

·    Tilting U-shape seat for better patient access

·     Independent motorized seat tilt for more position options

·    Multiple articulation positions available to best suit the mother

Eleganza 5, LINET’s acuity-adaptable bed, helps make routine nursing activities safer, easier and faster for enhanced nursing efficiency and better patient outcomes. Advanced features reduce the amount of stress and strain on caregivers while providing additional safety and comfort for patients. Innovative features include:

·     Frame-based lateral tilt up to 15 degrees for easier patient positioning and transfers

·     Ergoframe’s auto-contour position to reduce patient migration to foot of bed and reduce pressure and shear on patient’s skin

·     Built-in patient sit-to-stand assist for easier ingress/egress to assist with early patient ambulation

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.