Bed rails or Hospital Side Rails provide a variety of functions: they can prevent bedridden patients from rolling or falling out of bed, and provide support when getting into and out of bed or adjusting position once in bed.
Most safety rails are meant to be operated by a caregiver and cannot be operated by the person in bed. Check the product description for more information.
Bed rails can be dangerous for patients at high risk of entrapment, falls or injury from portable bed rails due to confusion, restlessness, lack of muscle control, etc.
A patient could be hurt by:
Bed rails can be dangerous if not properly managed. Always keep the following in mind when using bed rails:
Bed Entrapment is when poorly fitting bed rails cause a person's neck, chest or limbs to become trapped in gaps between the bed rails or between the bed rail and the bed, headboard, or mattress causing serious injuries or even death.
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