Siderails - A Hidden Danger for Canada

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Side rails are devices that are often used under the mistaken belief that they will protect people from injuries that result from rolling or falling out of bed. Side rails, 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 home, you must understand the dangers of side rails, 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 side rail reduction program.

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Side rails are devices that are often used under the mistaken belief that they will protect people from injuries that result from rolling or falling out of bed. Side rails, 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 home, you must understand the dangers of side rails, 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 side rail reduction program.

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