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.