The Bed Rail Protector – Clear, will allow the patient to see the room from the bed when they are lying down in bed. The benefit of being able to see through the Protector may help many people who may feel trapped and enclosed, compared to the normal foam padded Bed Rail Protectors – Slip Over.
As the Carers will be able to see the patient better, they will see where the patient’s head, hands or feet are. This way you can make sure they are not at risk, pressed up against the bed rail. It also ensures they are not at risk of bed rail entrapment.
Be warned that some patients may be distracted when they look through the Clear Protector. They may try to reach out to touch some flowers, etc. If this is likely to happen then consider the foam padded Bed Rail Protectors – Slip Over.
There is some foam padding that is fitted over the top rail. This is to help protect the legs and arms of patients who may put their limbs over the top rail. There is no foam in the main part of the protector. If this had a foam insert, then it would not be possible to see through the protector. However the clear plastic will help stop people getting their arms, legs and head entrapped in the bed rails.
Place the protector over the top rail of the bed rail with the three buckle straps on the outside of the bed rail. Tuck the clear plastic down between the side of the mattress and the bed rail. Thread the webbing down under the bottom bar of the bed rail and then attach. Keep some tension on the webbing to pull the side of the Bed Rail Protector down while fastening.
When lowering the bed rails it may be possible to leave the Bed Rail Protector in place. Normally it is easier to completely remove them before lowering the bed rails.
This item may be of interest if you are wondering how to stop patients falling out of bed.
Warning: Some patients may punch or kick on an upright metal strut of the bed rail. You can place some foam or a small pillow between the upright strut and the Bed Rail Protector, as shown in the photos. This will help prevent the patient hurting themselves.
Note: The video demonstration shows an older version of this product with four buckles. The design has since been modified to three buckles to make fitting the Protector easier.
Alternative products are:
- Bed Rail Protector – Slip Over
- Bed Rail Protector – Strap On
- Bed Rail Protector – Heat Sealed
- Bed Fall Mat – Sewn
- Bed Fall Mat – Sewn – Budget
- Bed Fall Mat – Heat Sealed
- Zip-A-Bed – Used without bed rails, and look like normal bedspreads when in use
This item may be of interest if you need help on how to stop patients falling out of bed. We supply these mainly to hospitals and aged care facilities.