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Bed entrapment guidance

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Final guidance designed to improve the safety of hospital beds issued March 9. The document, "Hospital Bed System Dimensional & Assessment Guidance to Reduce Entrapment," outlines potential entrapment areas and provides design recommendations for manufacturers of new hospital beds, plus suggestions for minimizing the risk of entrapment with existing beds. During the 21 years from 1985 to 2006, the agency received reports of approximately 691 entrapments, including 413 deaths...
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