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What is a 3 crank hospital bed?

Feb 02 2021

First of all, 3 crank hospital bed is a manual bed, it is operated by the crank to drive the movement of the bed to get various positions for patient’s comfort or clinical need.

There are 3 cranks installed under frame near the bed foot panel, the articulated bed surface will move to have fowler or semi fowler positions by rotating the crank.

 What is a 3 crank hospital bed?

Normally, one crank is to move the back section from 0~75 degree, second crank is to move the foot section from 0~40 degree, while the third crank is to drive the height of the bed to different heights.


However, the third crank can also be designed to operate the bed trendelenburg or reverse trendelenburg instead of height adjustment.