Hospital Bed rails are usually described as half-length or full-length. A half-length rail is desirable if the patient is going to be getting in and out of bed by themselves. Half rails are easy to raise and lower by the patient, whereas full rails require an attendant to drop. Hospital bed rails attach securely to the frame of the bed. Home care rails usually consist of a support bar between the mattress and box-spring.
Bed Rails for Hospital beds, Home Care beds and Adjustable beds.
Bed Rail Entrapment Awareness
There are approximately 3 million hospital and nursing home beds in use in the United States. Bed Rail Entrapment and Bed Rail Safety awareness guidelines have been created by the FDA and Hospital Bed Rail Safety Workgroup (HBSW). These guidelines were designed to reduce the possibility that a user could be caught, trapped or entangled in the space in or about the bed rail, mattress or medical bed frame. Many Assisted Living Centers require removal/elimination of bed rails or replacing them with the Halo Safety Ring.