Bed Rail Protector – Clear

Units of Measurement: Pair

AUD $290.00

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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.

To Fit

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:

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.

Item # 214CB – Clear with Buckle

To fit bed rails:
160cm long x 42cm high
63″ long x 16.5″ high

Wipe clean with a hospital grade disinfectant or wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.

Warning: When Bed Rails are used, it is possible for people to be entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the Bed Rail. This may also happen if a Bed Rail Protector is being used. Entrapment can lead to death, so it is very important to do a risk assessment for the patient and regularly check that they do not manoeuvre themselves into a dangerous position. Please contact us for more information.

General Manual Handling Warning: Manual Handling products are designed to assist carers to help patients. They will not make the carer stronger or fitter, but with correct training and use of the products, should make manual handling easier and safer for both staff and patients. When training, practise with an able-bodied colleague. If any procedure is not comfortable or is difficult and puts the carer or patient in a dangerous position, the participants should call out to stop the manoeuvre, recover and recommence. Never jeopardise your health by straining, twisting or being incorrectly positioned when manual handling. Always select the most appropriate equipment for the patient’s current condition and if in doubt, use mechanical equipment. Ask your Manual Handling adviser for individual guidance.

Correct Buckle Threading: Click here to view a video showing the correct way to thread a buckle onto the webbing. It is vital that the buckles on this product are correctly fitted. Contact us if you need to order a replacement buckle if one is broken.

Note: This 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 quicker and easier.