The Bed Rail Protectors are made from padded foam and have a Mediflextra cover on the inside to give a wipeable surface for hygiene, and a print polycotton material on the outside. They are used on beds for confused patients who may hurt themselves by hitting the bed rails or getting arms, legs or head, etc. stuck in the rails.
Mediflextra is specially made for medical use to protect against urine, faeces, vomit, blood and other fluids. The removable cover can be washed if necessary, but is normally wiped clean. The outside is made of strong polycotton material and has two Hook and Loop Tape straps to keep it in place on the bed rail.
Alternative products are the Bed Fall Mats and the Zip-A-Bed. The Zip-A-Beds are used without bedrails, and look like normal bedspreads when in use.
- To prolong the life of the cover and foam, air dry in shade
- Spray and wipe the cover clean or remove foam and hand or machine wash up to 80°
- Do not tumble dry
- Hand wash the foam squeezing out excess water.
- Handle with care when wet. Do not wring or tumble dry.
Freqently Asked Questions:
Q: What if our bed rails are longer than 1.67m?
If your bed rails are longer than 1.67m, there is a bed rail protector which can be used on any length rails. These protectors do not 'envelope' the bed rails - they simply fold over the top and attach with adjustable buckles. They are also completely covered in Mediflextra (no print polycotton material). This was the original design which have little demand since the Slip Over version was made available. Because the Slip Over version has a print polycotton material on the outside, they look a lot more 'homely' than the buckle version. The price is the same as the Slip Over version.
Q: Do the Bed Rail Protectors have to be removed to lower the rails?
We recommend removing the Bed Rail Protectors while the bed rails are down. Many facilities leave them on, so it depends on the type of bed rails you have. In America, where there are many split Bed Rails, they need to be removed completely.