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Topic: Device
Publication Type: Safety and Quality Alerts and Advisories
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 8/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Country: Australia
Organization: South Australia Department of Health (Australia)

This safety notice discusses three reported patient safety incidents of electric hospital beds changing position without the activation of the patient or nurse handset. The problem was considered not to be specific to a particular brand of electric bed and may be related to handset malfunction. Strategies to avoid potential patient safety incidents are provided as well as specific instructions for stopping uninitiated bed movement in the Hill-Rom® and Arjo-Huntleigh Contura® 380 and 480 electric beds.

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Hill-Rom® electric bed, Arjo-Huntleigh Contura® 380 and 480 electric bed

Electric Hospital Beds