Sentinel Event Alert 27: Bed rail-related entrapment deaths
This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of March 2016.
Current information on bed rail safety includes:
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Bed Rail Safety and “A Guide to Bed Safety – Bed Rails in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health Care: The Facts”
- ECRI Institute. Bed safety. Healthcare Risk Control 2015 March 16. Contact ECRI Institute for access.
Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.