Bedrails: To Use or Not to Use?

January 22, 2013

1:30p.m. EST - 2:30p.m. EST

Incidents involving frail, older adults being entrapped in unsafe bed systems and/or falling out of bed occur. According to the FDA, more than 800 entrapments took place just between 1985 and 2010. However, it is recognized that more actually happened but were never conveyed, nor were falls ever reported to this agency. 

Caregivers need to be proactive to keep residents as safe as possible in bed systems appropriate for their individual needs. Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the population affected and the risks and benefits associated with bed systems.
  • Discuss safety issues and evaluation of bed systems.
  • Examine documentation related to appropriate bed systems.
  • Identify approaches to provide safe bed systems.
  • Develop a plan to educate stakeholders.

Beryl Goldman, Ph.D, R.N., NHA will present. 

This webinar is part of Kendal Outreach series of 5, 1-hour sessions created to assist providers in a deeper examination of issues encountered in the day-to-day "happenings" within the nursing home. 

Intended audience 

Licensed nurses, nursing home administrators, social service, activities, and direct caregivers.

Contact Hours 

1.0 for nurses for each session.


For PA-based skilled care facilities or COLLAGE members the cost is discounted to $110 per session or $450 for the series (5). For all others the cost is $135/session or $580/series.


Cutoff date for registration is 7 days prior to each program. 


This program will be "paperless." Handouts will be e-mailed to the facility contact person prior to the program. Please make sure you provide an e-mail address that will accept attachments when you register.

Additional Information 

The registration fee is only valid for one computer at the location registered with Kendal Outreach, LLC. You must have one designated webinar contact person assigned to your facility. Multiple staff may sign in and watch the webinar, and you may use an LCD projector to make the program more visible to a larger number of staff. 

If you do not have computer access, you may use your telephone to access the program as a teleconference. Contact hour certificates will be e-mailed to the facility contact person for all participants who sign in and return a completed evaluation form. 


Event Contacts
Kashmiria Narinesingh-Smith
Phone: 610.335.1280