Siderails: A Hidden Danger

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Siderails are devices that are often used under the mistaken belief that they will protect people from the injuries that result from rolling or falling out of bed. Siderails, however, are a “hidden danger” that can cause injury and death. When used unnecessarily or improperly, they pose a risk of strangulation and entrapment. As a staff member in a long-term care facility, you must understand the dangers of siderails, recognize when they are being used as restraints, and be familiar with alternatives that should be used when they are replaced as part of a siderail reduction program.

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Siderails are devices that are often used under the mistaken belief that they will protect people from the injuries that result from rolling or falling out of bed. Siderails, however, are a “hidden danger” that can cause injury and death. When used unnecessarily or improperly, they pose a risk of strangulation and entrapment. As a staff member in a long-term care facility, you must understand the dangers of siderails, recognize when they are being used as restraints, and be familiar with alternatives that should be used when they are replaced as part of a siderail reduction program.

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