As much freedom as possible – as much protection as necessary
A sea change in the caring culture
Expertise of Siegfried Huhn
„… carers now have to meet the patient’s right of physical integrity and also his or her right of self-determination in an appropriate and acceptable way. …
If side protection is deemed to be the sensible procedure, it is necessary to have a partial protection system that is swiftly implemented. Very often it suffices to pull up just one part of the protective side instead of the complete side so that the patient becomes aware of the demarcation of the bed without this limit having to be fixed. …
In this way the design of the care bed can assist carers in their professional decision-making. It can also help to reverse too rigid a standpoint on safety that often leads to measures depriving patients of freedom.”
The Basic side protection runs continuously along the bed and, when pulled up in a few quick and easy moves, offers protection and safety to residents who are at great risk of falling (taking into account all the legal prerequisites according to FRM, i.e. Freedom Restraining Measures).