Half-Length Bed Rails are recommended for any patient that will be getting in/out of bed by themselves because they will be able to reach the release to drop the rails when exiting bed. In addition, patients that don't move around in bed too much are candidates for half-length bed rails.
The design offers added protection to traditional bed rails by closing up the open area that used to occur with the bed in the fully articulated position. The spacing between the crossbars reduces entrapment hazards.
The Rails attach to the head spring section of the hospital bed and move with the positioning of the head.