Anti Slide Mattress Sticks
- Important Information
Some modern hospital bed manufacturers do not provide any way of stopping the mattress from sliding when patients sit on the side of the bed. The mattress can also slide and be a problem when turning patients. This problem can be even worse if a ResQsheet is under the mattress. This is because these are designed to slide when in use to slide patients to safety on the floor. The Anti-Slide Mattress Sticks can be used to help prevent a mattress from slipping on a bed base.
Lift up the side of the mattress and place one Anti-Slide Mattress Stick on each side of the bed base near the outside edge. This is where you would sit on the edge of the bed when getting in or out. Once some weight is on the bed, the Anti-Slide Mattress Sticks should help prevent the mattress slipping. If the head and foot end of the mattress still slides to the side, place another two Anti-Slide Mattress Sticks at both ends of the bed base.
The Anti Slide Mattress Sticks can be very helpful when a ResQsheet is under the mattress. When making the bed, the sheets and blankets should be tucked in on top of the Anti-Slide Mattress Sticks. In an evacuation, they can remain in place on the bed base without impeding the speed of the evacuation.
Item # 465S
Cleaning: Please discuss this with your facility's Infection Control Department as they can override our suggestions. Wipe Clean with a hospital grade disinfectant, or soak in a solution of disinfectant, or hand or machine wash up to 80°C. Cool Tumble Dry or pat dry with a towel. It is very important that the Anti Slide Mattress Sticks are thoroughly dry before placing under a mattress again. It may be necessary to leave them airing overnight to allow any liquid to evaporate.
If a wet Anti-Slide Mattress Stick is placed under a mattress, the anti-slide qualities will not work and the mattress can still slide and it will take a long time to dry out. Anything damp left under a mattress may allow mildew or other bacteria to breed.
Warning: Ensure the use of the product does not interfere with the bed or mattress's normal working when raising or lowering the bed.