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  1. Fulltext. Injury and death associated with hospital bed side-rails : Reports to the US Food and Drug Administration from 1985 to 1995.

    Article - En anglais

    Fulltext.

    Objectives

    Hospital bed side-rails, while intended for patient protection, can contribute to injury and death.

    Reports to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of hospital bed side-rail entrapment have increased.

    In this paper entrapment cases are reviewed and the population potentially at risk identified.

    Methods

    FDA's database was searched for events involving hospital beds from January 1985 to August 1995 and entrapment cases were identified.

    Results

    Of 111 entrapments, 65% were associated with death and 23% with injury.

    Conclusions

    Advanced age, female sex, low body weight, and cognitive impairment may be associated with increased risk.

    Preventive measures are detailed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Barre, Lit, Milieu hospitalier, Traumatisme, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Equipement biomédical, Equipement santé, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bar, Bed, Hospital environment, Trauma, Mortality, Epidemiology, Risk, United States, North America, America, Biomedical equipment, Health facility, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0550575

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 24/03/1998.