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!
Entrapment risk area – Within the Side Rail
Entrapment risk area – Under the Rail, Between the Side Rail Supports or Next to a Single Rail Support
Entrapment risk area – Between the Side Rail and the Mattress
Entrapment risk area – Under the Rail at the End of the Side Rail
Entrapment risk area – Entrapment Between Split Bed Rails
Entrapment risk area—Entrapment Between the End of the Rail and the Side Edge of the Head or Footboard
Posey recommends the use of HBSW compliant side rails in the “Up” position with gaps filled whenever patient restraints are used.