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- by WeepingAngel Jul 19Has anyone had any experience with these kinds of bed enclosures? I think they look goofy as heck, but do we find that they are effective?
- Jul 19 by AMR21I have used them in peds. They really only work for people who have nothing much attached to them. Dealing w iv tubing, feed tubing, monitor cables is a big hassle for staff and I almost need a sitter in the room anyway to keep them tangle free. For people who are all over the bed and a free from cables, etc they are great.
- Jul 19 by blondy2061hI've never seen them. It reminds me of our Ribiviron tents. An adult playpen of sorts?
- Jul 19 by rncat2000I have used them in peds often. We call them vail beds. I agree that if they have iv tubing or wires for monitors it can be a hassle but they work very well.
They protect the patient from falling out of bed but give them the freedom of moving around in bed. At the hospital where I work they are considered a restraint however.
- Jul 19 by LifesAJourneyI've only seen this used once, but it was years ago. The adult patient was involved in a mva. Suffered brain/neurologic injuries. All I remember was the patient did have freedom to move around within it without falling out of the bed.
- Jul 19 by KelRN215I've seen them many times in peds. For the most part the patients in them were developmentally delayed older children, often children who used these kinds of beds at home.
- Jul 19 by xoemmylouoxLooks sorta like a Posey bed. Used one once for a patient who had a degenerative neurological disease. Kept them and us safe, but was a pain to clean.
- Jul 20 by sapphire18I've used them in neuro pts- called a veil bed- awesome for those without tubes and lines who just won't stay in bed.
- Jul 20 by iluvivtWe use them on our rehab unit for brain damaged patients. My only complaint is that once you unzip you have to find a place to to put the unzipped side. I usually just toss it over the top but wish they had a hook or something so I was certain it would stay put while I am providing care.
I am usually just there with the patient for a short while to provide IV care but I imagine that as a secondary benefit it is is huge stress reducer and time saver for the nurse The patient literally cannot climb out of bed and fall or escape.