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Advice: Tips that every caregiver should go through

When you are a caregiver taking care of the elderly or the invalid, one of the most difficult and stressing thing is washing their bodies and toileting. And do not think that this is only odd for you as the caregiver but it is also difficult for the ...

Safety tips for your senior patients at the Hospice or Home

Safety bed rails Having worked at a hospice, I have come to learn to stop taking things for granted. For example, I never thought that safety bed rails were of importance until I came face to face with the reality that most home accidents to ...

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

According to statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in four seniors above 60 years falls each year and these falls are dangerous, could lead to injuries or even lead to fatality. These falls are troubling both emotionally and ...

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

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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 ...

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