TITLE

LEGAL LANDSCAPE. Sidetracked by side rails

AUTHOR(S)
HOROWITZ, ALAN C.
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Sep/Oct2015, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses that the use of side rails for nursing homes should be the exception rather than the norm subject to a risk-benefit analysis for each resident. Topics covered are the side rail entrapment-related death at Laurelwood Care Center, the recommendation to obtain the informed consent of the resident or authorized individual, and a checklist on the review of the documentation and safety protocols regarding side rails on beds.
ACCESSION #
110187926

 

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