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Bed Rail Safety
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Fall prevention is a key challenge facing nursing and care staff. Bed rails are often used to prevent falls but they can be a source of danger themselves.

This three-hour course raises staff awareness regarding bed rail safety and helps them assess when bed rails can be safely used and when alternative measures should be employed.
Bed Rail Safety

Three hours

Introduction / Refresher

Nurses and Carers

To enable nursing and care staff use bed rails safely

Up to 15 students

- Why bed rails are used
- Dangers associated with bed rails
- Assessing suitability for bed rails
- Mechanical and furniture safety issues
- The legal position regarding bed rails
- Unsafe / unethical use of bed rails
- Alternatives to bed rails
- Knowledge test

Lecture, group discussion and practical
exercises.

Students are assessed on the basis of
their performance of the exercises and
in the summative test at the end.

- Care Standards Act regulations
- Skills for Care Induction Standards
- National Vocational Qualifications
- Health & Safety at Work Act

- Attendance forms
- Course notes / handouts
- Knowledge tests
- Training records
- Feedback forms
- Certificates of Achievement

Dependent on your training needs.
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Michael Hughes MSc BSc(Hons) RN DipN ENB 998 ENB 978 Cert HPM FRSPH FIHPE PTLLS
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