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A hospital bed has, at least at its head end, longitudinally extending inflatable mattress sections on each side of the bed. When those mattress sections are deflated, that portion of the bed can be narrowed to permit a nurse to move into the vacated space along side the bed and to permit hospital equipment such as an IV rack to be moved into the vacated spaced on the other side of the bed. Thus, the nurse can conveniently reach the patient as well as the patient care instruments on the opposite side of the bed.

Title
Hospital bed and assemblies of hospital care apparatus
Application Number
386210
Publication Number
5077843
Application Date
September 4, 1990
Publication Date
January 7, 1992
Inventor
Michael E Poehner
West Harrison
IN, US
Foster L Dale
Brookville
IN, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Hill Rom Company
IN, US
IPC
A47G 7/00
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