* For patients who cannot walk, or who climb over bedrails, and then fall
* Fluoro Tape on edge to warn staff
* Supplied with a Warning Sign
* Spray and Wipe Clean or remove foam and hand or machine wash
There are two versions of the bed fall mats available - one is stiched along the edges, and the other is heat-sealed. Infection Control is best when items are heat sealed, as no bacteria and get inside.
Some patients climb over bed rails, fall to the ground and are injured. A way to help avoid injury is to lower the bed as much as possible and place the Bed Fall Mat next to the bed, so if the patients get out of bed, then they will have a soft surface to fall on.
It may help if the bed is placed next to the wall or if only one bed rail is raised, so the patient will then get out of bed on the side where the bed rail is removed. We recommend completely removing the bed rail, rather than simply lowering it. By leaving the rail in the lower position the patient may hurt themselves against the rail whilst falling.
A laminated warning card is supplied to inform staff that the Mat is in position, and this can be displayed in a prominent place. During the day the Bed Fall Mat can be folded up and stored behind the bed head.
People can fall in a variety of different ways. Pelican Manufacturing Pty Ltd make no express or implied guarantee that a patient will not sustain an injury.
Maintenance: Inspect the fabric regularly to ensure there are no cuts or tears.
Washing instructions: Wipe with sponge or cloth which has been moistened in warm, soapy water, then dry with a clean cloth. Non-phenolic disinfectants are recommended in a diluted solution. Treat specific stains promptly to ensure complete removal, wiping stain from outside in to avoid spreading. With difficult stains, use a mild proprietary brand vinyl cleaner. Do not Tumble dry, dry clean, use dry cleaning solvents, phenolic disinfectants, abrasive non-aqueous cleaners, steel wool or non-proprietary cleaners containing solvents. These items can cause damage to the surface. Cleaning Cover and Foam Cover: Spray and wipe clean or remove foam and hand or machine wash up to 80°. Do not tumble dry. Foam: Hand wash foam squeezing out excess water. Handle with care when wet. Do not wring or tumble dry. To prolong the life of the cover and foam, always air dry in shade. If infection control is paramount, we recommend our Waterproof Heat Sealed version Bed Fall Mat.
For further information about the Bed Fall Mats visit Pelican Manufacturing at www.pelicanmanufacturing.com.au
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