Greetings. We’re starting to experience some interesting hydraulic conditions with our TotalCare beds, and I wanted to see if anyone here works on them like we do. If not, please ask whoever in your facility works on them.
We have had issues in the past with the seals on the “ice cube”
solenoids deteriorating. And it’s not the oldest beds, we have some P1900As in use and they don’t have this problem.
On one bed, it’s the head section, it slowly leaks down to where in a 20 to 30 minute span, it will go from 45 degrees to flat.
On two other beds, it’s the head side of the hi/low, where they slowly leaks down, One bed may take up to 24 hours to go all the way down, while the other may take 2 hours to go all the way down.
We’ve put in new seals in the hydraulic box, in one case at least twice, and the problem persists. The only other thing we can think of, and we’ve tried to jiggle it, is the CPR / Trend valve might be leaking.
We have not replaced any of them as of yet, and I’m wondering if anyone else out there has had this issue??
Ray Brown, CBET, KB0STN, BMET II
Freeman Health System, Joplin, MO
rabrown (at) freemanhealth (dot) com