hospital bed entrapment

hospital bed entrapment

Injury to a patient as a result of getting stuck within or pinned down by components of a hospital bed, e.g., between the bed rails and bed frame, or the mattress and head board.
Synonym: bed entrapment
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 691 reports of hospital bed entrapment including 413 deaths, 120 nonfatal injuries and 158 occurrences in which staff intervention prevented the injuries.
The FDA examines adverse event data on hospital bed entrapments.
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