Accessories, Fitting and Operation............................................................23
Warranty and Service ..................................................................................26
Dimensions and Data ..................................................................................27
Transportation and Storage ........................................................................29
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warnings given in this manual identify possible hazards in procedures
or conditions, which if not correctly followed, could result in death,
injury or other serious adverse reactions.
Cautions given in this manual identify possible hazards in procedures or
conditions, which if not correctly followed, could result in equipment
damage or failure.
Notes given in this manual (indicated by +) are used to explain or
amplify a procedure or condition.
Do not use accessories that have not been designed or
approved for use with the bed.
Electrical equipment can be hazardous if misused.
Do not use electrically powered beds in the presence of
flammable gases such as anaesthetic agents.
Do not use electrically powered beds in operating theatres.
The CONTOURA® 560 is an electrically actuated acute care bed with
cardiac chair functionality.
• Four section electrically operated profiling mattress platform with
independent adjustment of backrest angle, thigh section angle and
calf section angle.
• Pro-Contour Plus profiling system, incorporating six simultaneous
movements of the mattress platform.
• Nurse-selectable cardiac chair position.
• One button Auto-Contour operation of backrest and thigh sections.
• Electrically actuated height adjustment.
• Electrically actuated Trendelenberg and reverse Trendelenberg tilt.
• Integral mattress platform extension.
• Integral or detachable ¾ length folding safety sides.
• Steel or plastic sheet mattress support surface.
• Ø125 mm or Ø150 mm castors.
• Choice of removable head and foot panel designs.
• Backrest X-ray facility.
2. Clinical Applications
Area of use
General medicine; general and specialist surgery;
care of the elderly; HDU; ITU; coronary care and
The bed is appropriate for high dependency patients
who pose a movement and handling risk and / or
whose clinical condition requires that they are
positioned with minimal physical handling.
Patients with a moderate amount of independence
can, at the carer’s discretion, use the controls to
adjust their own position.
The total safe working
load of the bed is 267 kg.
Connect the bed to a suitable mains electricity
When not in use, or when moving the bed, store the
electrical supply cable using the two hooks provided
at the head of the bed beneath the mattress platform.
Electrical supply cable shown in stored position
Make sure that the electrical supply cable is not stretched
Make sure that the handset cables and electrical supply cable
cannot become entangled with moving parts of the bed.
Disconnect the electrical supply cable from the mains and
store before transporting the bed.
An equipotential terminal is provided on the
mattress platform frame at the head-end of the bed.
When other electrical equipment is within patient / user reach,
the potential difference between this equipment can be
equalised by interconnecting the equipotential terminals of
each piece of equipment.
• Always use a mattress of the correct size and type. A range of
suitable pressure reducing and pressure relieving mattresses is
available from Huntleigh Healthcare.
• When the bed is operated, make sure that obstacles such as
bedside furniture do not restrict movement.
• Before operating the bed, make sure that the patient is safely
positioned to avoid entrapment or imbalance.
• Always apply the brakes when the bed is stationary.
• Lower the bed to minimum height when the patient is left
The clinically qualified person responsible should consider the
age, size and condition of the patient before using safety sides.
• Keep these instructions handy for reference.
There are two coupled brake pedals at the foot end of the bed.
• With the pedals in the Down position, the brakes are applied and
the bed is immobilised.
• With the pedals in the Horizontal position, the brakes are released
and the bed can be moved in any direction.
• With the pedals in the Up position, a steering castor is engaged at
one end to provide better control when pushing the bed in a
When moving the bed, push from the opposite end of the bed to where the
steering castor is fitted.
Safety sides must only be used with a mattress of the correct
size and which is approved for use with the bed.
Maximum mattress thickness should be 180 mm.
The clinically qualified person responsible should consider
the age, size and condition of the patient before using safety
Contoura 560 Bed with safety sides fitted
Safety side contact points are identified by this symbol.
Care should be taken to keep hands and fingers away from
To lower the side: Hold the top rail near the footend just in front of the joint (3). Pull the operating
knob (1) and lower the side towards the foot of the
bed (2). As the side begins to lower, release the
operating knob (1).
Safety side operation
Do NOT use the safety sides to lift or move the bed.
Only use safety sides which are specified for use with the
CONTOURA 560 range of beds.
To raise the side: Hold the top rail and pull
upwards, lifting the safety side to its maximum
height. The locking mechanism engages
Check that the safety side locking mechanism is
correctly engaged. The yellow band (4) on the
operating knob must not be visible when the safety
side is at maximum height.
Safety side operating knob shown in unlocked and locked
Do not leave the safety rail in the upright position with the
yellow band visible.
to the bed
The safety sides accessories (see Section 7 for details)
can be fitted to any bed supplied without factory-fitted
The safety sides are supplied in pairs, left and right hand,
and must be fitted such that they fold down towards the
foot end of the bed.
Safety side clamp location spigot
Locate each safety side clamp on the spigots fixed to the
mattress platform. Fully tighten the integral clamp
To extend the bed: Apply the brakes. Squeeze the
release lever (1) and handle (2) together and pull
out the foot-end of the mattress platform (3). The
bed extension platform locks in position when the
lever (1) is released.
Extending or retracting the bed extension
The mattress extension sheet automatically extends
and retracts as the bed extension is adjusted.
When the bed extension is not required, make sure it
is fully retracted. Failure to do so increases the
minimum height to which the mattress platform can
The bedstripper is located at the foot of the bed. Pull the bar
away from the bed until the bedstripper engages in the fully
Extending the mattress platform reduces the distance that the
bedstripper can be pulled out.
Bedstripper - extended
The bedstripper load should not exceed 20kg.
The backrest x-ray cassette tray, if fitted, provides the
facility for chest x-ray photography. This can be achieved
at any point between the horizontal and sitting position.
X-Ray backrest cassette tray - In raised and locked position
With the backrest raised, press button (1) whilst holding
knob (2) and support the x-ray cassette tray as it lowers.
The tray is hinged at the bottom of the backrest.
X-Ray backrest cassette tray - In lowered position
Loosen the cassette clamp locking screw (3) and locate the x-ray
cassette on the spring loaded bracket (4). Adjust the position of
the cassette as required and tighten the locking screw to secure
the cassette beneath the clamp.
Lift the tray and secure it in position with the latch at the
top of the backrest.
After taking an x-ray photograph, always re-tighten the
locking screw (3) when the cassette is removed from the
Do not operate the backrest when the x-ray backrest cassette
tray is lowered.
MB-ACC60 is a factory-fitted optional accessory for the
Bag Rails Contouraâ 560, which provides two rails to support
MB-ACC60 drainage equipment.
The rails are fitted to the underside of the mattress deck on
either side of the bed.
MB-ACC60 shown fitted to Contoura 560 bed, on patient’s left
Slide the drainage bag onto the rail.
The bed height, backrest angle, Trendelenberg tilt
angle and leg elevation functions are all electrically
operated using two control handsets. To operate a
function, press and hold the appropriate pushbutton
until the desired position is achieved.
The patient handset controls bed functions as
The nurse handset controls bed functions as
1. Leg Elevation
2. Bed Height &
3. Backrest Angle
4. Battery Charge
Individual bed functions can be disabled using the
Attendant Control Panel. The ACP is located on the
patient’s right-hand side of the bed below the
In normal operation, all three lockout switches
should be in the vertical (unlocked) position as
To disable a bed function, rotate the appropriate
switch 90° anticlockwise to the horizontal (locked)
If the bed is in the tilted position and the Trendelenberg
tilt button is pressed and held, the mattress platform
pauses for two seconds on reaching the horizontal
before continuing its movement.
The bed is fitted with a back-up battery which
allows the electrically-operated functions to be used
for short periods while the bed is disconnected from
the mains power supply, e.g. when the bed is being
moved between wards. Switching between mains
and battery power is fully automatic.
To ensure that batteries are kept fully charged, the
bed must be connected to the mains power supply at
all times during normal use.
Two different sitting positions may be selected by
the carer to suit each patient’s individual needs.
In the Chair sitting position, the
backrest and upper sections are
raised. The lower leg section
descends below the level of the
In the Vascular sitting position,
the backrest and upper leg
sections are raised. The upper
leg section remains horizontal
and is raised above the level of
the mattress platform.
Either of these configurations may be
selected manually by means of a lever
located beneath the lower leg section of
the mattress platform.
With the upper leg (thigh) section in the
horizontal position, the lever can be
rotated towards the foot end to select the
Chair position, or towards the head end
to select the Vascular position.
Selection lever label on
patient’s right-hand side
Selection lever label on
patient’s left-hand side
The selection lever can only be operated when the
upper and lower leg sections of the mattress platform
are in the flat position.
Once the required configuration has been selected,
the sitting position can be adjusted to suit the
Press either handset Backrest Angle button to raise
or lower the backrest.
Press either handset Leg Elevation button to raise
the leg sections to the required angle.
Alternatively, press the patient handset AutoContour button and release when the combined
backrest and leg sections of the bed are in the
Press either handset Bed Height button to raise or
lower the mattress platform.
When the mattress platform is extended (see page 10), the
minimum bed height is increased by approximately 10cm.
Trendelenberg and reverse Trendelenberg tilt
functions are achievable in both Chair and Vascular
Press the nurse handset Trendelenberg tilt button to
adjust the bed to the required angle.
The mattress platform may rise initially before tilting.
This is to ensure that there is sufficient clearance
between the mattress platform and the floor.
Maximum Tilt Angles
Reverse Trendelenberg Tilt
To lower the backrest (2) in an emergency, lift the
CPR release handle (1) at the side of the bed. Some
downward force may be required at maximum
elevation, after that the backrest will lower under the
The backrest can lower quickly. Keep hands clear to avoid
CPR emergency release handle
In addition to the CPR lever, there is also a CPR
button on the attendant handset. Press and hold this
button to automatically return the bed to a flat,
horizontal, low height position.
Before using the CPR button on the attendant handset, make
sure that all lockout switches on the ACP are in the vertical
Disconnect the bed from the mains power supply before
Gloves and protective clothing should always be worn when
carrying out cleaning procedures.
These instructions also apply to accessories but not to
mattresses or safety side pads.
Clean all surfaces with a disposable cloth soaked in a
neutral detergent and hand hot water.
The head and foot end panels can be removed from the
bed for cleaning. If the bed has detachable mattress
platform sheets these can also be removed for cleaning.
Start by cleaning the upper sections of the bed and work
along all horizontal surfaces. Work methodically towards
the lower sections of the bed and clean the wheels last.
Take extra care to clean areas which may trap dust or dirt.
Rinse with clean water and dry with disposable paper
Allow the cleaned parts to dry before replacing the
Disinfecting After cleaning the bed as described above, wipe all
surfaces with sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) at a
concentration of 1,000 parts per million (0.1%) of
In the case of pooling body fluids, e.g. blood, the
concentration of NaDCC should be increased to 10,000
parts per million (1%) of available chlorine.
Do not use abrasive compounds or pads.
Do not use hypocarbonate or phenolic cleaning solutions.
The following preventive maintenance procedures should be carried out
at intervals of 12 months.
All service or repair activities must only be performed by properly
qualified and trained persons who are approved by Huntleigh Healthcare.
Disposal of product and components should be compliant with local
Disconnect the bed from the mains power supply before
starting any maintenance activity.
The bed will still operate on battery power if handset buttons
are pressed and lockout switches have not been set.
Avoid skin contact with lubricants.
Set the rotary lockout switches on the Attendant
Control Panel (ACP) to the locked position. Refer to
Attendant Control Panel instructions on Page 16 of
Examine the bed for obvious signs of damage. All
aspects of the equipment should operate as intended.
Make sure that all nuts, bolts and other fastenings
are tight and are not missing.
Examine flexible cables for cuts, abrasions, kinking
or other deterioration. Make sure that the electrical
power cable plug is not damaged.
If either the plug or cable is damaged then both the
plug and cable must be replaced as a complete
assembly by an approved service agent.
Apply the brakes and push the bed forwards. If any
of the three braking castors rotate, the brake is not
Check the steering lock for efficient operation.
Contact an approved service agent if either the
brakes or the steering lock are not working as they
If a beeping sound is heard when operating the bed
it means that the battery is at low charge. Reconnect
the bed to a mains power supply for a minimum of
24 hours so that the batteries can recharge.
Check the battery condition every six months using
the following procedure:
1. Make sure that the bed has been connected to the
mains power supply for an uninterrupted 24 hour
2. Disconnect the bed from the mains supply.
3. Apply a load of 80kg to the mattress platform.
4. Raise and lower the mattress platform, from
minimum to maximum height, three times.
5. If the bed does not operate satisfactorily in step
4, perform steps 1 to 4 again.
If the bed continues to operate unsatisfactorily, it
may indicate that the batteries need replacing. In this
situation, consult an approved service agent.
Examine the handle and strap for signs of damage,
fraying or loose stitching. Replace the strap and
handle if either are faulty.
Raise the safety side to the upright position and
check that the operating knob clicks into place at
maximum height. Refer to Section 4 of this manual
for details of safety side operation.
If the safety side does not securely lock at maximum
height then contact an approved service agent.
7. Accessories, Fitting and Operation
A full range of accessories, including mattresses, is available from
Huntleigh Healthcare. Details are available on request.
Accessories currently available for the Contoura 560 series are listed in
the table below.
Standard Mattress Proof Nylon
Standard Mattress Penn-Nyla or Elite
Standard Mattress Squab
Pentaflex mattress squab
Nimbus 3 Mattress
Nimbus 3 Pump
Flexible Handset Holder
IV Rod Equipment Pole
Syringe Pump Holder
Angled IV Pole
Multi-Position Lifting Pole
Urine Bag Rail, 4 Hook (Head End)
Urine Bag Rail, No Hook (Head End)
Urine Bottle Holder (Double)
Nurse Handset Holder