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Bed alarms for dementia patients: The best bed motion sensors for dementia patients in 2018

If you are looking for a good bed exit alarm that will signal you when the patient turns or makes movement as though to wake up from their bed, then the smartcaregiver motion sensor and pager is your best pick. We reviewed it and found that using ...

How to make a diy mattress extender

We have already discussed the importance of a mattress extender in preventing zone 7 bed entrapment. Zone 7 bed entrapment happens where there is a gap between the mattress edge and your head board. As the patient tries to move their head or ...

How to make DIY Bed Bumpers

I did a post on the importance of bed bumpers especially for adult patients who: 1. Might fall in their sleep. 2.Could get entrapment and get injured or die as they try to dislodge themselves from the entrapment. I also pointed out that ...

Death by Bed Entrapment: Martin’s Sad Demise

Today’s post is something that I write with a lot of remorse and regret. It is about the death of one of my patients who died after suffocating on his home bed. Had I acted fast, it would have been different but sometimes back, I was this ...

Mattress Extenders and Wedges To prevent Bed Entrapment and Cover the Gap between Short Mattress and Headboard

You can never go wrong with the snugstop mattress wedge” which is firm and will give you a peaceful night sleep by filling up the space between your bed headboard and the mattress . This mattress wedge comes while it is covered in a Chemsafe medical ...

SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pad for Zone 1 Bed Entrapment Prevention and Seizure Patient Precaution

 SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pad Another product that would protect you from zone 1 bed entrapment, the SkiL-Care Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pad comes with the added benefit of a 169 square inch window where the patient can look through and ...

Posey Elastic Mesh Side Rail Protectors: Safety from Zone 1 Bed Entrapment

Lets say that you have a patient who experiences seizures often and when they do happen, you might not be around.  If you get them, the normal metallic rails, they might injure themselves after a seizure or even get entrapped as they tremble and ...

Medical Bed Entrapment and How to Avoid it

Bed Entrapment What is hospital bed entrapment? Bed entrapment is when a patient gets caught by the head, neck or chest between or about the tight spaces around the bed rails, mattress and head or foot boards of the medical bed. It can cause ...

Medical bed for people living with muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a rare muscle condition mostly observed among boys where their muscles continually weaken until they die from respiratory problems or lack of blood being pumped to essential organs of the body. It is has been linked to abnormal ...

Trendenberg and reverse trendenberg positions and their importance in hospital beds

Named after the German Surgeon Friedrich Trendenberg(1844-1924), the term trendenberg features a lot when talking about hospital beds. The trendenberg position is placing a patients body in a flat position such that the head is lower than the feet ...

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