How to Unlock Joerns Bed with Blinking Light
If you have a Joerns bed that has a blinking light on the pendant or the control box, it means that the bed is locked and you cannot adjust its functions. This can be frustrating and inconvenient for both the patient and the caregiver. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can follow to unlock the bed and restore its normal operation.
Why is the Bed Locked?
The bed may be locked for various reasons, such as:
The hand controller was dropped or is damaged.
The power cord was unplugged or there was a power outage.
The bed was moved over an abrupt threshold or transported with the patient in it.
The bed was used in an oxygen-enriched environment or with oxygen administering equipment.
The bed exceeded its safe working load of 500 pounds.
The patient's mental or physical condition could lead to entrapment or injury.
In any of these cases, the bed may lock itself as a safety precaution to prevent further damage or harm. The blinking light indicates which function is locked and needs to be reset.
How to Unlock the Bed?
To unlock the bed, you need to perform a reset procedure that depends on the type and model of your Joerns bed. Here are some common methods you can try:
Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet for 60 seconds and plug it back in. This may clear any errors or glitches in the system.
Press and hold both the hi-low up and hi-low down buttons on the pendant or the control box for about 15 seconds. This should reset the bed and stop the blinking light.
Check the hand controller for any damage or loose connections. Replace it if necessary.
Refer to the user-service manual of your specific Joerns bed model for more detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips.
If none of these methods work, you may need to contact Joerns Healthcare or a qualified service technician for assistance.
How to Prevent the Bed from Locking Again?
To prevent the bed from locking again, you should follow some important precautions, such as:
Keep the bed in the lowest position except when providing care.
Do not roll the bed over abrupt thresholds or transport the patient in the bed.
Do not exceed the safe working load of 500 pounds.
Use a properly sized mattress that fits the mattress support platform.
Do not use electrical circuits in an oxygen-enriched environment.
Do not allow patients with reduced mental acuity to access the pendant.
By following these precautions, you can ensure that your Joerns bed works smoothly and safely for your comfort and convenience.