Hospital Bed Entrapment and How to Prevent it

Bed entrapment is where a patient on a hospital bed gets stuck. Toddlers are also susceptible to bed entrapment. Studies show that patients who are highly likely to get entrapped include:

  1. Those suffering from dementia
  2. Those who are easily agitated
  3. Those who like doing things on their own without calling for help

The FDA has already listed entrapment as risky for most patients on these beds. It has therefore given out recommendations to bed manufacturers, home care givers and anyone near the ailing patient on preventing these hazards.

Recommendations to bed manufacturers

In their report, the FDA called to bed manufacturers to exercise caution and due diligence so as to prevent injuries and deaths on the patients who bought their hospital beds. Rails for example should not be made big enough that one can get stuck there.

Recommendations to home care givers

Home care givers were asked to check whether their patients needed bed side rails or not. If a patient can be able to take themselves to the toilet and back to bed without help, then they do not need side rails. The only thing you might require in such a case are bedside mats so that the patient would not get injured incase they fall at night.

Patients who easily get agitated or suffer from mental health should be checked regularly just in case they start wandering on their own or want to get out of bed without assistance since they are possible candidates of bed entrapment.

Types of bed entrapment

There are seven zones of bed entrapment

Zone 1 Within the bed rails
Zone 2 Under the rails next to one rail
Zone 3 Between rail and mattress
Zone 4 Under rail and end of rails
Zone 5 Between the split bed rails
Zone 6 Between end of rail and head/foot board
Zone 7 Between edge of mattress and head/foot board

We have pointed out that bed rails can be dangerous in causing bed entrapment. So should one ditch that bed rail that they were using for their elderly since it might cause bed entrapment? My answer is a simple No. Why? Because bed rails are themselves great in protecting your patient from falls.

Therefore the only way to prevent these falls as well as prevent entrapment is to install bed bumpers and make sure that the space between the rails is not big enough for the patient to fit in.

Preventive Mechanisms for each of the bed entrapment zones

Zone 1 Use a posey padded side rail protector
Zone 2 Use bed bumpers
Zone 3 Use bed bumpers
Zone 4 Use bed bumpers
Zone 5 Use full rails
Zone 6 Use a mattress wedge
Zone 7 Use of wedges and mattress extenders

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We are living in an every changing environment, organisations can’t stand still – a strong customer service culture begins with a positive commitment to change from the CEO and top management. Without this commitment no customer service initiatives will be successful or have long term positive effect on the bottom-line.

 

Your organisation must create an adaptive environment which encourages its people to take total responsibility for creating the change through a customer service initiative. Providing we can gain that commitment from the organisation we work with we then can guarantee that the initiative will be successful.

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Every learning event delivered by Engage is designed around 5 principles, aimed to provide the delegate with a learning experience that is:
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Delegates will be bale to make a direct link between the learning event content and their work environment and immediate find opportunities to apply their learning.

2. Experiential

Using the latest accelerated learning techniques, delegates will learn by doing and actively practate in the learning event that will be 70% experiential.

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Delegates will experience a motivational learning environment.

4. Challenging

Delegates will be challenged, helping them to take the leap and try different apraoches.

5. Measurable

A journey that builds sustainable results for the delegage and the organisation.

Professional Development

Through an organisational assessment we can clearly identify the learning requirements to change behaviours and more importantly more efficient organisational outcomes.

We will work with you to clearly define and scope what you need based on where your people are now and where you want them to be.  This can result in a number of competencies being targeted and therefore a bespoke training journey will be created for you.

Our five learning principles

Every learning event delivered by Engage is designed around 5 principles, aimed to provide the delegate with a learning experience that is:
1. Tailor Made

Delegates will be bale to make a direct link between the learning event content and their work environment and immediate find opportunities to apply their learning.

2. Experiential

Using the latest accelerated learning techniques, delegates will learn by doing and actively practate in the learning event that will be 70% experiential.

3. Engaging

Delegates will experience a motivational learning environment.

4. Challenging

Delegates will be challenged, helping them to take the leap and try different apraoches.

5. Measurable

A journey that builds sustainable results for the delegage and the organisation.

Organisation Culture and Transformation

Successful organisations realize that by establishing a brand culture that makes employees feel aligned to the company’s goals and nurtures a sense of belonging they can increase both commitment and retention among their population.

This, in turn, leads to you being able to move your employees from apathy towards the organisation as a whole, to becoming active advocacies of its brand, qualities, again reinforcing your ability to attract and retain talented employees and customers.

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Organisational environments are constantly changing and your organisation structure needs to be adaptable in order to capture growth opportunities. We can help you in designing the most effective organisation structure able to deliver on your strategic objectives.

At Engage,we have extensive experience with organisational design as well as organisation transformation and implementing the new organizational structure with a minimum impact on your employee and maximum effect in the market place.

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Studies reveal that CEO’s of high performing teams, set a clear direction, build commitment in the team and create alignment in the organisation.

Through our Strategic Business Alignment workshop and consultancy we can support you developing an approach that focuses on building a high performance team through having a clear direction and alignment, high levels of emotional commitment, openness and trust, and a strong external focus.

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Attracting and retaining talent is viewed by 75% of CEO’s as their number one priority. As a result, engaging, retaining talent and building a high performance company is ‘holy grail’ for both CEO and HR professionals.

Engage Human Resources provides consultancy services to organisations in building high performance companies and retaining talent through diagnosis, analysis, strategy design and implementation.

We track the progress of your organisation’s ability to engage its leadership team and its talent and the organisation at large.

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Engage Limited is the leading psychometric centre in Tanzania, being the accredited administrator for a variety of international psychometric assessments.

 

Contact to for a consultation how our psychometric services can support your organisation.

psychometric tools

The 16PF personality questionnaire measures a set of 16 traits that describe and predict a person’s behaviour in a variety of contexts. As an empirically based tool, the 16PF helps you to remove the subjectivity inherent in the interview or assessment process so that your selection policy is fair, and so that you get the person you really need. In development contexts, the 16PF helps individuals achieve personal insight into their own strengths, potential and career fit – now and in the future.

The MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) questionnaire provides a highly insightful framework for individual and group development, provoking self-awareness by looking at how a person perceives the world and how they prefer to interact with others. The MBTI instrument sorts individuals into psychological ‘types’ so that they can identify how they are similar to some people and different to others, and how they can improve their working and personal relationships in a positive and constructive way.

The WPI assessment was designed by Shawn Bakker and Donald McNab. Its purpose is to identify personality traits that directly relate to work performance. This focus on the link between personality traits and work performance helps professionals make the most efficient and effective match between people and work roles. By identifying individual’s personality traits, the WPI can help guide coaching and individual development, enhance leadership development and succession planning, increase team effectiveness and provide insight into how people can best manage their careers.

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Understanding the key competencies required by your leaders to build capacity within your organization.  Through this analysis a unique programme will be developed, ideally delivered over a period of time to fully maximise absorption of critical skills/competencies before moving to the next.

We know that any learning intervention that is part of a well-intergrated and synthesised learning journey allows the learner to fully potentialise their capability.

Our five learning principles

Every learning event delivered by Engage is designed around 5 principles, aimed to provide the delegate with a learning experience that is:
1. Tailor Made

Delegates will be bale to make a direct link between the learning event content and their work environment and immediate find opportunities to apply their learning.

2. Experiential

Using the latest accelerated learning techniques, delegates will learn by doing and actively practate in the learning event that will be 70% experiential.

3. Engaging

Delegates will experience a motivational learning environment.

4. Challenging

Delegates will be challenged, helping them to take the leap and try different apraoches.

5. Measurable

A journey that builds sustainable results for the delegage and the organisation.

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Engage is an accredited centre with ILM, and delivers ILM Team Leading and Management International Qualifications (IQuals).

The IQuals are a set of qualifications specially developed for the international market and are ideal in having a structured framework for your Leadership Development Journeys.

They are ideal for both new and aspiring managers and those with several years’ experience, providing progression.

flexibility

IQuals are not country specific and have inbuilt flexibility to meet the management development requirements across all types of business and industry.  Engage will work with you in identifying and prioritizing the units that can be delivered to support the individual needs of the learner as well as their employer/workplace. Importantly all the assessed components are work based and, with agreement can be assessed in English or Swahili.

transferability

IQuals are built to the same exacting standards as UK qualifications, which meet rigorous quality checks required to pass the UK government regulators. This continuity of quality gives successful learners the opportunity to transfer their IQual into a UK qualification through a Recognition of Prior Learning process.

 

Engage Academy

The Engage Academy is a division of Engage that provides structured accredited training and development courses in a Leadership & Management, and a variety of professional areas, such as Hospitality, Retail, Customer Service, Sales that lead to international qualifications from either the ILM or City Guilds (UK).

Employee Engagement &Communication

We believe that Employee engagement is the key to success in the 21st Century. Those organisations that have learned how to ‘engage’ their people will deliver higher results, improve productivity and in doing so reduce turnover – increasing both monetary and emotional profit for the organisation. Sadly research indicates that only 30% of employees are actively engaged in their job.

We at Engage support organisations in discovering your unique organisation culture and messages, your aspirations, perceptions, realities and relate this into an employee value proposition. We then work with you to articulate, optimise, activate and then launch your Employee Brand message to mobiles candidates and employees to align to your organisation.

We engage your target audience through a review of all your employee communication channels and touch points to ensure that there is meaning, relevance, and consistency throughout your network

  • Employee perceptions of job importance
  • Employee clarity of job expectations
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Feedback and coachingappraisal process
  • Working relations with peers, leadership and team
  • Employee understanding of the values and ethos of the organisation
  • Effectiveness of internal employee communication
  • Review of employee benefits and incentives that reward engagement

Will I be able to sleep after using Phenq?

So,  someone came to me on skype asking me about phenq. They wanted to know whether after using the diet pills they would be able to sleep. You see in the supplement’s website, they pin point at caffeine as one of the ingredients. And we all know the side effects of taking too much caffeine–you end up insomniatic and anxious and it shows in your daily activities. So, is there a way out. Again in our post on Why use Phenq pills, we did not talk about the side effects which every weight loss supplement usually has.

Well, this is not an isolated case. Infact, I have seen this fear in many people on different phenq forums where people complain that they are spending the whole night turning and tossing in bed, which is really bad if you are like me who believe that an adult requires at least 7 hours of sleep for them to be profitable the next day. So as I am going through this, it occurs to me that the phenq website has also noted that use of caffeine might not be really good as far as sleeplessness is concerned. So, why include it?

will i sleep after phenq use

 

Well, they have clearly warned their customers that the phenq pills should not be used past 3.00pm. why? Because you need to prepare your body to sleep. Phenq pack has sixty tablets and you ought to take 2 per day–one in the morning after breakfast and the other before 3.00pm. When you take past 3.pm you might be affected by the caffeine and end up not sleeping.

  1. Lack of sleep is not a good thing. For one, it affects your productivity.
  2. It affects your hormonal release. Men who sleep for less hours have complained that they end up having lower testosterone levels. Why? The body needs to rest so as to release hormones. Without a rest, you will find yourself with more estrogen than testosterone. Now estrogen makes you more fat while testosterone makes you have muscles.
  3. Sleep deprivation can also make you have a low immune system.
  4. Lack of sleep has been linked to accidents as drivers lack focus and concentration
  5. It makes your skin older as it is not rejuvenated enough. eyes might also get bloodshot.

Stubborn fat burn: The alpha 2 and beta 2 receptors concept

As one of the best fat burners, phenq burns even the stubborn fats in your body. You see after going to the gym, eating proteins and avoiding alcohol and doing everything in the live healthy book, you still find that there are some fats that will simply not go. They are mostly around the stomach area in men where they find that they have a beer belly.stubborn fat man

Women on the other hand find that they have love handles that they simply cannot get rid of. So, what should you do? Well, I will not advise you to do press-ups and sit up benches because I am double sure that you have been told that and tried it. I will however try to explain why you have stubborn fat in the first place before I go ahead to explain how you can get rid of it.

What to do if you have stubborn fats

Well stubborn fats come because of alpha 2 receptors being over active in your body. You see cells have different types of receptors that receive different things be it food, oxygen, pathogens, antibiotics etc. Now the alpha 2 receptors receive fat and refuse to let it go. They also make the blood pressure go low such that metabolism is at the rock bottom.

With hyperactive alpha 2 receptors, you find that you are not really able to burn fat no matter how hard you try. Why? Because the fat is held by the alpha 2 receptors. Unless suppressed or blocked, the alpha 2 receptors make obese people remain that way no matter how hard they train since their rate of metabolism is usually curtailed.

The converse of alpha 2 receptors are the beta 2 receptors that help in fat burn and also increase your blood pressure. Now the beta 2 receptors make it possible for your body to burn fat. People with hyperactive beta 2 receptors find it hard to grow fat unless they are suppressed. That explains why some people never get fat no matter how unhealthy they live. Their metabolism is always on overdrive.

What to do with hyperactive alpha 2 receptors

As we have mentioned, if your alpha 2 receptors are on overdrive, you will never be able to get lean. So you need to block them. Fortunately some weight loss supplement such as eviodamine and yohimbine can help you

What to do with docile beta 2 receptors

We also said that to get rid of fats you can activate your beta 2 receptors. Well, with phenq, you are assured of a win since it activates your docile beta 2 receptors.