Clinical Applications............................................................ 3
Decontamination ................................................................ 15
Accessories ........................................................................ 18
Warranty and Service......................................................... 20
Dimensions and Data......................................................... 21
Transportation and Storage .............................................. 23
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 this 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.
Huntleigh Healthcare’s CONTOURA 390 is an electrically operated
acute care hospital bed with multiple functions to provide the best nursing
position for both patient and carer.
• Four section profiling mattress platform with independent electrical
adjustment of backrest angle, thigh section angle and calf section
• Pro-Contourâ Advance profiling of backrest and thigh sections by
pressing one button
• Electrically operated height adjustment
• Electrically operated two-way tilt (Trendelenburg and reverse
• Battery backup for all electrical functions
• Manual adjustment of kneebreak angle
• Removable mattress platform sheets
• Integral folding safety sides
• Integral mattress platform extension
• Pull-out bedstripper
• 125mm or 150mm single wheel, or 150mm twin wheel castors
• Choice of head and foot panel designs
• ABS moulded base covers
2. Clinical Applications
Areas of use
General medicine, general and specialist surgery,
care of the elderly and oncology.
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 maximum safe
working load of the
CONTOURA® 390 is
The use of Trendelenburg and/or reverse Trendelenburg tilt
may be contra-indicated for certain medical conditions. The
tilt facility should only be used under the guidance of a
clinically qualified person after assessment of the patient’s
Connect the electrical power cable to a suitable socket
When not in use, or before moving the bed, wrap the
electrical power cable around the two hooks (A) beneath the
mattress platform at the head end of the bed.
Electrical power cable (shown in stored position)
Make sure that the coiled electrical power cable is not
Make sure that handsets and electrical power cables do not
become entangled with moving parts of the bed.
Disconnect the electrical power cable from the mains supply
and store before moving the bed.
An equipotential terminal (B) is provided on the mattress
platform frame at the head end of the bed.
When other electrical equipment is within reach of the user
or patient, the potential difference between the 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
positioned correctly 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
• Keep these instructions handy for reference.
There are two linked brake pedals at the foot end of the bed.
With the pedals pushed down, the brakes are applied on the
three braking castors.
With the pedals horizontal, all four castors can rotate and
With the pedals raised, one steering castor at the head end of
the bed is locked so that it cannot swivel. Push the bed in the
direction of travel so that the castors are all in line; then lift
the pedals to engage the steering castor.
When moving the bed, push from the foot end holding the end panel.
Castors, brakes and steering
Folding Safety Sides (optional)
Safety sides must only be used with a mattress of the correct
size and which is approved for use with the bed.
The maximum recommended mattress thickness for use with
these safety sides is 180mm.
The clinically qualified person responsible should consider
the age, size and condition of the patient before allowing the
use of safety sides.
Other manufacturer’s safety sides are not compatible with
CONTOURAâ 390 with folding safety sides
Safety side contact points are identified by this symbol.
Keep hands and fingers away from these areas.
Do not use the safety sides to lift or move the bed.
To lower the side: Hold the top rail (A) near the foot
end just behind the hinge. Pull the operating knob (B)
and lower the side towards the foot end of the bed (C).
As the side begins to lower, release the operating knob.
Safety side operation
To raise the side: Lift the top rail until the operating
knob automatically “clicks” into its locked position at
Ensure that the locking mechanism is securely engaged when
the safety side is left in the upright position.
To extend the bed: Apply the brakes. Use the control
handset to raise the mattress platform to maximum height.
Unscrew the two clamp knobs (D) on the underside of the
mattress platform. Pull out the bed extension as far as it
will go (E). Tighten both clamp knobs firmly (F).
Bed in extended position
Bed in normal position
To extend the mattress platform: Remove the two
plastic pegs (G). Pull out the mattress platform extension
(H), until the outer fixing holes are lined up with the holes
in the mattress platform (J). Push the plastic pegs down
through the holes to lock the mattress platform extension
Mattress platform in extended
Mattress platform in normal
To retract the bed and mattress platform: Reverse the
Both extension clamp knobs must be fully tightened at all times.
Install a suitable mattress squab when the bed is extended.
The kneebreak angle can be manually adjusted whenever
the thigh section of the mattress platform is raised.
Lift the mattress retaining bar (K) to release the ratchet
mechanism, then lower it until the calf section is at the
Slightly lift the mattress retaining bar again to re-engage
the ratchet mechanism and lock the calf section in
Adjusting the kneebreak angle
The bedstripper, which is used for supporting clean linen
when the bed sheets are being changed, is located at the
foot of the bed.
Pull the bar away from the bed as far as it will go.
Bedstripper - extended
The bedstripper load should not exceed 20kg.
Two rails are provided for holding drainage bags,
located below the seat section on either side of the
Attach suitable drainage bags to the hooks provided on
The load on each drainage bag rail should not exceed 2kg.
The mattress platform is made up of perforated metal
sheets that can be removed from the bed for cleaning
The three main sections (backrest, thigh and calf) have
a lip at one end and spring clips at the other. The
central seat section has a clip on either side.
Removal: lift the sheet to release the spring clips and
detach the sheet from the frame.
Replacement: hook the lip onto the frame and press
down at the other end to engage the spring clips.
Replacement (seat section): position the sheet and
press down to engage the clips.
Take care not to trap hands or fingers when removing or
replacing the mattress platform sheets.
Ensure the mattress platform sheets are replaced correctly.
Two control handsets provide electrical adjustment of
bed height, backrest angle and leg elevation. One
handset can be positioned on either side of the bed for
use by the patient; the second handset is located at the
foot end of the bed for use by the attendant.
When a handset pushbutton is pressed the appropriate
bed function will operate until the pushbutton is
released, or the limit of travel is reached.
The Pro-Contourâ Advance pushbuttons control both
backrest and leg elevation simultaneously.
The ACP is fitted below the thigh section on the
patient’s left-hand side and can be used to prevent
unauthorised operation of the handset pushbutton
On the ACP is a rotary lockout switch for each bed
function. Turn the appropriate lockout switch so that
its pointer is horizontal. In this condition the selected
pushbuttons are disabled on the control handset.
Two additional pushbuttons on the attendant handset
allow the tilt (Trendelenburg) angle to be adjusted.
If the bed is in the tilted position and the tilt button is
pressed and held, the mattress platform pauses for two
seconds on reaching the horizontal before continuing
The backup battery is automatically switched on if the
bed is disconnected from the mains power supply. The
battery will enable emergency power operation for
short periods of time, for example when the bed is
being moved between wards.
To ensure that battery is kept fully charged, and prevent damage
to the battery, the bed must be connected to the mains power
supply at all times during normal use.
Attendant Control Panel (ACP)
To lower the backrest in an emergency, lift the red
CPR release handle (L) at the side of the bed. Some
downward force may be required at maximum
elevation, after that the backrest (M) will lower under
the patient’s weight.
The backrest can fall quickly. Keep hands clear to avoid
CPR emergency release handle
Disconnect the bed from the mains power supply before carrying
out decontamination procedures.
These instructions also apply to accessories but not to
mattresses or safety side pads.
Wearing suitable protective clothing, clean all surfaces with
a disposable cloth soaked in a neutral detergent and hand hot
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 that may trap dust or dirt.
Rinse with clean water and dry with disposable paper towels.
Allow the cleaned parts to dry before replacing the mattress.
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 available
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.
Refer to Huntleigh Healthcare’s Customer Infection Control
Do not use abrasive compounds or pads.
Do not use phenol-based disinfectant solutions or alcohols.
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 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.
If the backup battery is fitted, the bed will still operate when
the handset buttons are pressed unless the function has been
disabled on the ACP.
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 in Section 4 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 all flexible cables for cuts, abrasions,
kinking or other deterioration.
Make sure that the electrical power cable is not
damaged. If either the plug or cable is damaged, both
plug and cable must be replaced as a complete
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.
If either the brakes or the steering lock are not
working properly, contact an approved service agent.
If a beeping sound is heard when operating the bed,
this indicates that the battery is at low charge.
Reconnect the bed to a mains power supply for a
minimum of 24 hours so that the battery can
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.
6. If the bed continues to operate unsatisfactorily, it
may indicate that the batteries need replacing. In
this situation, consult an approved service agent.
A full range of accessories, including mattresses, is available from
Huntleigh Healthcare. Details are available on request.
Accessories currently available for the CONTOURAâ 390 are shown in
the table below.
Lifting pole with strap & handle
Small traction assembly
IV pole, 2-hook
Monitor shelf with oxygen cylinder holder (B5 size)
Syringe pump holder
IV pole, 4-Hook
Angled IV pole
Multi-position lifting pole with strap & handle
Clamp-on folding safety sides
Clamp-on folding safety sides (extra height)
Urine bottle holder (double)
Oxygen cylinder holder (B5 size)
Lifting pole mounted drainage bag rail
IV rod with two folding hooks
Lifting pole with adjustable strap & handle
Urine bottle holder, safety side mounted
Multi–position lifting pole with adjustable strap & handle
End panel with removable infill
Name card holder (to fit panels with 30mm bow)
Full-length safety sides with wooden rails
Full-length safety sides with steel rails
Flexible holder for control handset
Standard foam mattress with proof nylon cover
Standard foam mattress with two-way stretch cover
Standard mattress squab
Pentaflexâ pressure reducing foam mattress
Pentaflexâ foam mattress squab
Conformx foam mattress
Nimbus 3 advanced dynamic flotation system
Nimbus Logic 200 mattress replacement system
Auto Logic 110 mattress overlay system
Alpha Xcellâ mattress overlay system
AutoExcelâ micro air loss system
Alpha TrancellTM mattress overlay system
Breeze mattress replacement system
Alpha Relief mattress replacement system
Huntleigh Healthcare reserves the right to alter accessory details and
availability without notification.
Accessories marked « manufactured before August 2005 are not
compatible with these beds.
Accessories marked t are not suitable for beds with foot end
When using a mattress overlay, the base mattress should be no
more than 12.5cm thick, e.g. MB-MAT01 or MB-MAT02.
8. Warranty and Service
Huntleigh Healthcare standard terms and conditions apply to all sales. A
copy is available on request. These contain full details of warranty terms
and do not limit the statutory rights of the consumer.
For service, maintenance and any questions regarding this, or any other
Huntleigh product, please contact:
Huntleigh Healthcare Limited
Nesbit Evans Products Division
Woden Road West
+44 (0)121 556 1511
+44 (0)121 502 2092
9. Dimensions and Data
CONTOURA® 390 acute care bed
Height of mattress platform
125mm single or 150mm
38 to 79 cm
150mm single castors
39 to 80 cm
0 to 12°
Reverse Trendelenburg tilt
0 to 8°
Mattress platform angles (max.)
198 x 86 x 12.5 cm
Product weight (without safety sides)
Safe working load
2A max. at 230V a.c. 50/60Hz
Intermittent 10% (2 min. / 20 min.)
Complies with EN 60601-1
(BS 5724: Part 1, IEC 601-1
BS EN 60601-2-38)
Electric shock protection
Complies with BS EN 60601-1-2:
Complies with IEC
Liquid ingress protection
2 x 12V 1.2 Ah, sealed
rechargeable lead/acid gel type,
10. Transportation and Storage
Handle with care. Do not drop. Avoid shock or violent impact.
The equipment should be stored in a clean, dry and well ventilated area.
The following limits apply during transport and for a storage period of up
to 15 weeks:
-25°C to 70°C
10% to 75%
50 kPa to 106 kPa
The following limits apply to operating conditions or longer periods of
10°C to 40°C
30% to 75%
70 kPa to 106 kPa