Procedure Chair User Guide

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Thank you for placing your confidence in our procedure chairs. They have been engineered from quality materials and hand-made with care to fulfil the requirements of the healthcare industry. Your chair will give years of trouble-free service if used and cared for in accordance with our directions.

Before using your procedure chair please take the time to read our user guide carefully and familiarise yourself with the controls and operation of the unit.

It is important to assess that this equipment is suitable for your patients clinical needs.

 

Modsel offers a range of chairs designed for a wide variety of facility types, departmental use and procedures.


 Warnings

These warnings must be read and understood by all personnel who will use our products.

Patient/Staff Safety

Patients, especially children must not be left unattended on or with a chair at any time.

  • Care must be taken in the operation of all moving parts and accessories to minimise risk of injury to staff or patients.
  • Chair must be in the lowest position when patients are getting on or off the chair, with access from either side only.
  • Maximum static patient load capacity on the backrest must not exceed 100kg distributed evenly or damage to locking struts and frame may occur.
  • Maximum static patient load capacity on the chair is 300kg and must not be exceeded. Weight must be distributed as evenly as possible on the chair. Any weight loading above 150kg must be wheeled on smooth, level flooring and attended by more than one staff member.
  • Only apply brakes when chair is stationary.
  • Brakes are to be fully applied during transfers and attended by qualified clinical staff.
  • Do not sit on the backrest or leg/foot support.
  • Do not stand on the optional foot rest if supplied

General Use

  • Backrest, leg support and tilt must be raised and lowered with care to prevent possible injury to the operator or patient.
  • Check that all fingers, hands and limbs are clear before operating any function.
  • Chair must never be left on sloping surfaces unattended, even with brakes fully engaged.
  • Traversing side on, across slopes is to be avoided under any circumstances.
  • On wet or slippery flooring do not lean or apply unnecessary force against chair, as it may slide – even with brakes fully applied.
  • Clips, locks and retainers are supplied by the manufacturer for patient / staff safety and must not be removed.

Dropsides

  • Chair must never be raised or moved with dropsides down.
  • Patients on a chair with dropsides down, must always be attended by qualified clinical staff.
  • Dropside releases must be operated only by suitably qualified clinical staff in attendance.
  • Check that all fingers, hands and limbs are clear before lowering dropsides.
  • Side loading on any dropsides should not exceed 50 kg or damage to the chair may occur.

Electric Operation

  • All electric functions must be operated only by suitably qualified clinical staff in attendance.
  • Chair must not be lowered onto any object or irreparable damage may occur to the lifter.
  • Fingers, hands and limbs must be kept clear of any electrically operated parts such as backrest and leg support.
  • Ensure that the electric backrest is supported by a staff member each side before using the Emergency CPR quick release.
  • ONLY USE THE BACKREST CPR QUICK RELEASE IN AN EMERGENCY - continuous use will prematurely wear or damage the release mechanism.
  • If the backrest quick release is activated, lower the backrest completely flat to reset the quick release.
  • Only charge via a standard 240V power point. DO NOT MOVE the chair before disconnecting mains power.

Maintenance

  • Periodic maintenance must be done in accordance with the operator and instruction manual to ensure the safest product at all times.
  • If any faults are evident, chair should be immediately removed from service until repaired.

Steer / Brake System

When the steering is activated, two castors at the opposite end of the base to the steer/brake pedals lock into a straight position once the chair is moved. This ensures accurate tracking and even turning. When the brake is activated, all four castors lock solid. 

To steer the chair.

Press one of the corner GREEN pedals on the base down fully to activate steering. Press the opposite RED pedal back to the horizontal (neutral) position to disengage steering.

To brake when parked.

Press one of the corner RED pedals down fully to activate all four castor brakes. Press the opposite GREEN pedal back to the horizontal (neutral) position to disengage the brakes.


Dropsides

There are two styles of dropside, the standard being the side board style which lowers down vertically to beneath the chair top and the stretcher style with vertical risers which folds down horizontally. 

Dropside operation.

To release, lift the dropside lock tab and then lower the dropside. When the dropside is lifted into its upright position, it will automatically lock.  


Power Assisted (electric) Operation

To operate the backrest. 

Press the UPWARD facing arrow labeled 'BACK' on the handset to raise. Press the DOWNWARD facing arrow to lower. 

To raise and lower leg rest. 

Press the UPWARD facing arrow labeled 'LEG' on the handset to raise. Press the DOWNWARD facing arrow to lower.

To raise and lower the chair top. 

Press the UPWARD facing arrow labeled 'HIGH/LOW' on the handset to raise. Press the DOWNWARD facing arrow to lower.

To tilt or recline the chair. 

Press the DOWNWARD facing arrows labeled 'TILT (FOOT/HEAD)' on the handset to tilt either end of the chair.

To contour the chair. 

Press the UPWARD facing arrow labeled 'CHAIR/BED' on the handset to raise the backrest and lower the leg rest to a sitting position together. Press the DOWNWARD facing arrow to lower the backrest and lift the leg rest to a the lying position together.


Power Assisted (electric) Charging

Removable battery.

Note - Position of the battery and controller cradle may vary according to the chair configuration. The number of operations per charge will vary according to the loading of the stretcher. Do not continually run the battery to low charge as this will gradually reduce the battery life. Regular charging of the battery is recommended. Low Battery Warning: On hearing an audible tone from the unit during use, plug the chair into mains power (if available) or remove the battery for charging immediately. Failure to comply with this will result in shortening of battery life.

To remove the battery, squeeze the lever under the end of the battery to release the lock and then pull away from the control box interface connection, allowing the battery to continue resting on its slide support. Carefully lift the battery out. To install the battery, lift the battery into position and rest on its slide support. Push the battery firmly into the control box interface until you hear the lock click.  

Mains power cable.

The chair should always be operated while powered with a standard 240V outlet. ALWAYS ENSURE LEAD IS UNPLUGGED BEFORE MOVING THE CHAIR. There is a battery backup to allow chair operation whilst unplugged. The number of operations per charge will vary according to the loading of the chair. Do not continually run the battery to low charge as this will gradually reduce the battery life. Regular charging of the battery is recommended. 
Low Battery Warning: On hearing an audible tone from the unit during use, immediately plug unit into a mains power outlet to recharge battery for a minimum of 6 hours. Failure to comply with this will result in shortening of battery life.


IV Pole (option)

The optional removable IV Pole may be stored in the optional IV pole holder or separately to the chair. The removable pole can be fitted into one of the square corner sockets on the chair top (normally in all four corners).

To raise the IV hanger.

Lift the hanger and let go. The hanger will automatically lock into the desired height setting.

To lower the IV hanger.

Pull down on the lock body to release. Support the hanger and lower it to the desired height, letting go of the lock body to re-lock. 


Cleaning

Cleaning is always a concern. It must happen to control infection and cross contamination, however ongoing changes in technology and supply can affect the life of vital supporting equipment.

We continue to develop our products and use materials or coatings that will withstand the tough and aggressive chemicals used in present cleaning programs. Our ranges of Modsel patient transport stretchers have been carefully designed with the ease of cleaning, safety and longevity in mind.

Cleaning Instructions

  • Nonphenolic disinfectants are recommended in a diluted solution.
  • Use all wipes, detergents and disinfectants according to the manufacturers specifications.
  • Treat specific stains promptly to ensure complete removal, wipe stain from ‘outside in’ to avoid spreading.
  • With difficult mattress stains, use a mild proprietary vinyl cleaner.
  • Machine washing and autoclaving is not recommended.
  • DO NOT tumble dry, use phenolic disinfectants, abrasive no aqueous cleaners, steel wool or non-proprietary cleaners containing solvents.

DAMAGE CAUSED BY THESE PROCESSES ARE IDENTIFIABLE AND MAY VOID WARRANTY

Wipe off cleaning product residue with a clean, soft cloth and rinse with fresh warm water immediately after use. If particular cleaner/disinfectant is not listed we advise to test the particular surface disinfectant in advance or to contact us in case of any doubts.


Maintenance

Some parts of a chair such as castors, struts and bushes are subject to heavy daily use and will gradually wear. Periodic maintenance will increase the life of your product by controlling the speed of wear.

After each (12) twelve months of use, the chair must be checked in accordance with our recommended Service Checklist.  

TO ENSURE WARRANTY, PERIODIC MAINTENANCE RECORDS MUST BE RETAINED.

To service your chair, contact your Servicing Engineer, Distributor or Modsel on 1300 785 790.


15 Year Warranty

Designed by us, hand-made with care by us and 100% backed by us... it gives us the confidence to always offer you the longest warranty.

We warrant in the event that:

  • Any fabricated structure failure is found within (15) fifteen years from the date of invoice due to faulty workmanship.
  • A part or parts of plastic not covered by the above warranty, are found within (5) five years from the date of invoice to have a structural defect.
  • All electric parts not covered by the above warranty are found to have a manufacturing defect within (2) two years from the date of invoice.
  • The chair mattress not covered by the above warranty, is found within (2) two years from the date of invoice to have defect. This includes faulty cover material, faulty seam welding and foam failure.
  • Any externally supplied moving parts including springs, castors, rams, struts, pivots etc not covered by the above warranty, are subject to third party warranties or found within (1) one year from the date of invoice to have a structural defect.
  • The purchaser, within (14) fourteen days of discovery of the defect or defects gives written notice to Modsel or their distributor or agent, and:

The defect or defects are not due to:

  • Cosmetic issues such as fading, crazing, discoloration.
  • Lack of maintenance as per minimum requirements.
  • Vandalism, negligence, abuse, accidents, improper installation or normal wear and tear.
  • Products tampered with or altered, modified or repaired by anyone when not approved by Modsel.
  • Conditions such as close proximity to salt, extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • Non-adherence to cleaning and care instructions.
  • Permeation of fluid substances into foam.
  • Incorrect usage of electric parts as per the operating directions.

Modsel will:

At our option, repair or replace the part or parts found within our reasonable judgement to have been defective in workmanship or materials. Should your chair ever require attention due to a failure as defined under the warranty above, please contact Modsel or your local distributor from whom your chair was originally purchased.


Purchase Record

Please complete and retain for your own records:

Date Purchased  
Chair Model  
Serial Number  
Distributor  
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