Interventions designed to prevent healthcare bed-related injuries in patients.

@article{Anderson2011InterventionsDT,
  title={Interventions designed to prevent healthcare bed-related injuries in patients.},
  author={Oliver Anderson and Piers Boshier and George B. Hanna},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD008931}
}
BACKGROUND Every patient in residential healthcare has a bed. Falling out of bed is associated with preventable patient harm. Various interventions to prevent injury are available. Bed rails are the most common intervention designed to prevent patients falling out of bed; however, their effectiveness is uncertain and bed rail entrapment can also result in injuries. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent patient injuries and falls from their beds. SEARCH… CONTINUE READING