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Do split-side rails present an increased risk to patient safety?

Hignett S, Griffiths P. Do split-side rails present an increased risk to patient safety? Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14(2):113-6.

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April 21, 2005
Hignett S, Griffiths P. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:113-6.

Although this database review showed that split-side rail entrapments were not common, bed rails are associated with risk that could potentially result in death. The authors remind health care practitioners to follow guidelines for risk assessment and bed rail use.

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Hignett S, Griffiths P. Do split-side rails present an increased risk to patient safety? Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14(2):113-6.