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by Len Davis

The correct and safe use of bed rails, while simple in practice, does take a little bit of planning before being implemented. Home care experts call this process risk assessment; without it, the use of bedrails has the potential to cause injury and even death if patients are to be left unattended, especially overnight.

by Len Davis

The proper use of bed rails has become an effective tool in both hospitals and at home in helping to avoid disastrous falls from bed by elderly or infirm patients. However, caregivers must be aware that while bed rails certainly can prevent a wide range of injuries, the incorrect fit or improper use of assist or safety bed rails carries its own potential risk, and in some instances resulting in injuries no less serious than a fall.

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