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Risk Assessment for Injury Associated with Hospital Bed Rails (Cot Sides)

Purpose:

To identify the risk of injury for a patient in a hospital bed.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance, failure handling (loss to followup, etc)

ICD-10:

Y40-Y84

Description:

Many injuries and deaths have been associated with the use of side bed rails, which were developed to prevent fall injuries in patients.

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