The Posey Bed is designed to help:
• Reduce the risk of unassisted bed exit and patient falls.
• Provide a controlled patient environment.
• Avoid the risk of a patient being trapped in the siderails, or between the mattress and the side rails.
Patients who may benefit from the use of the Posey Bed include patients with:
• Severe osteoporosis.
• Severe risk of fractures due to clinical conditions.
• Insufficient muscle, fat, and subcutaneous tissue to absorb the impact of a fall.
• Concurrent use of anticoagulants.
• A history of severe trauma in a prior fall.
• Conditions that cause uncontrollable movement such as Huntington’s Disease.
Certain fall-risk patients may also benefit from the use of the Posey Bed. This includes patients with behavioral, physical, mental or other symptoms, such as:
• Musculoskeletal problems that cause an unsteady gait or impaired strength or biomechanics.
• Altered awareness due to medication or neural illnesses that impair alertness and balance, and/or dementing illnesses.1
• Visual or peripheral neuropathies that impair positional sense.