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.
FDA's database was searched for events involving hospital beds from January 1985 to August 1995 and entrapment cases were identified.
Of 111 entrapments, 65% were associated with death and 23% with injury.
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.