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Protect your Patients from Side Rail Entrapment and Injury

Published FDA guidelines* identify seven (7) entrapment zones as posing a possible risk of patient injury. The FDA has established a measuring protocol and pass/fail criteria for zones 1 through 4 in their guidelines. As of the date of this publication, the FDA has yet to publish pass/fail criteria for zones 5 through 7.
* FDA Docket No. 2004D-0343, March 10, 2006.

Posey product solutions can help mitigate FDA patient entrapment concerns!

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Zone #5
Zone #6
Zone #7

Entrapment risk area – Within the Side Rail

  • Side Rail Wedges
  • Seizure Side Rail Pads
  • Posey Seizure Side Rai Pads

Entrapment risk area – Under the Rail, Between the Side Rail Supports or Next to a Single Rail Support

  • Deluxe Guard Rail Pads
  • Side Rail Wedges
  • Gap Fillers

Entrapment risk area – Between the Side Rail and the Mattress

  • Side Rail Wedges
  • Bed Bumpers
  • Gap Fillers_

Entrapment risk area – Under the Rail at the End of the Side Rail

  • Rigid Gap Protector
  • Side Rail Wedges
  • Horseshoe Wedges

Entrapment risk area – Entrapment Between Split Bed Rails

  • Deluxe Guard Rail Pads
  • Soft Split Side Rail Protectors
  • Rigid Gap Protector

Entrapment risk area—Entrapment Between the End of the Rail and the Side Edge of the Head or Footboard

  • Side Rail Wedges
  • Gap Fillers
  • Horseshoe Wedges

Entrapment risk area – Entrapment Between the Head or Footboard and the Mattress End

  • Bed Bumpers
  • Gap Fillers
  • Horseshoe Wedges

Posey recommends the use of HBSW compliant side rails in the “Up” position with gaps filled whenever patient restraints are used.