The Stand Up Bed Alarm is placed on top of the mattress underneath the bottom bed sheets. It is triggered when the person gets out of bed.
About the Stand Up Bed Alarm
The Stand Up Bed Alarm is made with a sewn, wipeable vinyl cover. There are two ties to secure it in place around the mattress.
Normally you want to place it so the hips and shoulders are on the alarm pad. This is so there is enough weight going through the pad as someone turns, and shifts weight between the hips and shoulders.
There is a built-in delay of about 1/2 second. This is so that if someone is just changing position there should not be any false alarms.
Some people under 40kg / 90lbs may not be heavy enough for this product to work.
Spare internal Contact Sheets are available.
Sounding Alarm Box Version and Nurse Call Version
There are two options with regard to the Alarm alerting Carers:
- Sounding Alarm Box – An Alarm Box which makes a sound
- Nurse Call Plug – This plugs into the nurse call system and sets off the Carers’ pagers
The Sounding Alarm Box has variable volumes and comes with a 5m / 16′ cable. Also available is a 10m / 32′ Extension Cord. Extension cords can be linked together so that the alarm box can be placed virtually anywhere. Most facilities keep the alarm box in the corridor, but some have wired it through the ceiling, across other rooms to the nurses’ station.
The Nurse Call version plugs into the nurse call system and comes with a double adapter. This allows a normal nurse call button to still be used in conjunction with the alarm. Note: The Nurse Call version of this product comes with and Australian 240V plug.
We supply spare parts for our alarms. This means that if you have any problems, you do not need to get a whole new alarm – you can just get the part you need. The following spare parts are available for this product:
General Alarm Information
Patient Stand Up Alarms can be a very helpful way of monitoring a patient without physical or chemical restraining. They are normally used with people who stand up from a chair or get out of bed and could fall over. Sometimes the patient may be able to walk but due to dementia and mobility issues, they may put themselves or others in danger.
Floor Alarms are the most recommended products in our alarm range for people getting out of bed. This is because they generally give the earliest warning of when someone is getting out of bed. When someone goes to get out of bed, they can have the weight of their feet on the alarm, setting it off before they actually lift their bottom off the bed. If they were using the Bed Alarm that is placed on top of the mattress, it will not sound until after the patient gets out of bed. Floor Alarms can give vital extra time when someone is starting to stand up.