You can use the Bed Rail Protectors on beds for confused patients. They attach to the inside of the rails.
The patients may be at risk of bed rail entrapment, or hurting themselves by hitting the bed rails or getting arms, legs, head, etc. stuck in the rails. The foam offers some protection if the patients lashes out.
If the patient’s arm or leg goes over the top of the rail, the top of the Bed Rail Protector will fold over giving protection. This is an important safety feature.
This item may also be of interest if you are wondering how to stop patients falling out of bed.
The product is a piece of foam with a cover. The material next to the person is a soft medical-grade vinyl material. It is used to help with protection against urine, faeces, vomit, blood, etc. Staff can wipe it clean for hygiene. . The material print changes depending on availability. We do try to keep the print as unisex as possible. The outside is made of strong polycotton material and has two Hook & Loop Tape straps to keep it in place on the bed rail.
This item comes as a pair – one for each side of the bed.
Cover: Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Foam: Hand wash foam squeezing out excess water. Handle with care when wet. Do not wring or tumble dry.
Other important information:
Warning: When bed rails are used, it is possible for people to be entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the bed rail. This may also happen if a Bed Rail Protector is being used. Entrapment can lead to death, so it is very important to do a risk assessment for the patient and regularly check that they do not manoeuvre themselves into a dangerous position. Please contact us for more information.