Equipment Issues

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Pediatric Bed
by Thalia VanOpstall-May - Monday, August 29, 2011, 3:05 PM

I am looking for a pediatric bed for our new sim center. I saw on another post that the one Pocket Nurse has isn't that great. Does anyone have any suggestions where I can find one?

Thank you


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Re: Pediatric Bed
by Janet Willhaus - Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:15 AM
You may want to try E-bay. They have used health care equipment. I got a pediatric bed, gurney, and other gently used equipment there. Check with your department though because they will have to approve the purchase with a credit card.
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Re: Pediatric Bed
by Theresa Dember-Neal - Friday, September 9, 2011, 11:34 AM
You may want to check your local hospital. When they upgrade, they frequently get rid of a lot of equipment at one time. Talk to the person who handles material control. They can advise you of the process.
Our school is part if the SUNY system. I contacted the person in charge of material control for SUNY. We were able to acquire 4 electronic medication carts and 4 much newer Hill-Rom beds. We did not have to pay a cent because the items were just re-purposed within the SUNY system.
I hope this was helpful.