- An alternative to Bed Side Rails
- Soft for Patients, preventing bruising
- Legs, arms & head cannot be trapped
- Incorporates an Evacuation Sheet
- Adjustable for large or small patients
- Easy to clean
- Makes the bed look homely
About the Zip-a-Bed
The Zip-A-Bed consists of:
- A top sheet that looks like a bedspread
- A bottom sheet that is also an Emergency Evacuation Sheet
In use, the Top Sheet/Bedspread does not look like a piece of hospital equipment as it replaces bed side rails and provides a more normal look to the bed. It is available in a variety of patterns that look homely. Due to the different depths of mattresses and different sizes of patients, we have provided adjustable straps on both sides of the Top Sheet/Bedspread. If the Top Sheet/Bedspread is too loose across the patient’s chest, simply pull one or both of the straps for a better fit.
If necessary, you can use the Zip-A-Bed for fire evacuation. In an evacuation, undo the two straps that hold the Bottom Sheet to the bed frame and attach them over the top of the patient. Then lower the patient, cocooned inside the mattress, off the bed, and tow them to safety.
Please note that the pattern material changes depending on what is available form our suppliers.
This item may be of interest if you are wondering how to stop patients falling out of bed.
General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: If this product is purchased for use in a private home, we require authorisation from a suitable person. This is to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers, and that using it will not be dangerous. Examples of a suitable person who is able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor; or another suitably qualified person. Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering. Note: This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals, because their staff are already trained in their safe use.
Note: We are unable to sell this product to the USA.