Waking up to Hospital Bed Entrapment Risks
MedSun: Newsletter #21, February 2008

Patient entrapment occurs when a patient gets caught or entangled in the openings or gaps around the hospital bed; it usually involves a side rail. Deaths and injuries from entrapment result when the patient slips between the mattress and side rail or gets entrapped within the side rail itself. Entrapment of a patient’s head, neck, or chest is life-threatening.

Additional Information:

Waking up to Hospital Bed Entrapment Risks
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm064614.htm


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