NOTE: Prior to installing the ModRail™ System, we strongly recommend that you first read through the instructions. It is your responsibility to see that your ModRail™ System is properly assembled, installed, operated, and cared for. Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury or death. Modular rail assembly options (ModRailTM System, ModBar™, ModPole™, & ModRail™ Add-On-Kits & Accessories) are designed to fit ONLY on HealthCraft's ModRail™ System. NOTE: The support bracket is bolted securely to the stationary section on the metal frame of the bed. The modular options are secured into the bed receptacle system with a threaded knob. Inspect the ModRail™ System regularly, including bolts, set screws, knurled knobs, and add-ons. Maximum suggested user weight is 325lbs/147kg. Lock / remove casters on mobile beds prior to using rail.
Please consider the following to ensure safety when using this assistive device:
The ModRail™ was designed to assist patients who require a more moderate support and / or assistance with transfers to / from hospital or home styled beds. The ModRail™ is not intended for use as a physical restraint, or barrier to exiting the bed.
Due to the potential risks associated with patient limb / neck (may lead to suffocation) entrapment, the ModRail™ System is not recommended for patients with the following conditions: Problems with memory, incontinence, those who may attempt to wander (night walkers), altered mental status, pre-existing conditions such as confusion, restlessness, agitation and dementia.
There is always a potential risk of entrapment when using any bed rail. This risk can be reduced or avoided by carefully monitoring the following:
- Movement and/or compression of mattress caused by patients' weight, patient movement, mattress thickness/density, or bed position (i.e. when the bed profile is adjusted, entrapment hazards can be created which are not present when the bed is in an all-horizontal position.)
- Although the spacing of the horizontal rails on the gate meet specific standards, a full risk assessment should be carried out when the device is to be used with smaller adults and children.
- During sleep or rest periods (when the ModRail™ is not in use) the ModBar™ should be placed in the neutral position (ModBar™ on top of gate).
- ModRail™ should not be used to hinder patient from performing routine activities (i.e. exiting bed to use bathroom)
BED TIPOVER HAZARD - if the ModRail™ is fixed to a relatively light and or / narrow bed, there is a potential for the bed to tip over if considerable downward force is exerted on the ModBar™ when it is in one of its outward angle positions. Therefor, the opposite side of the bed should be secured to prevent it from lifting up from the floor. This may be accomplished with counterweights secured under the opposite side of the bed (sandbags, cement block, etc.) or a strap between the floor and the bed frame.
All designs and specifications subject to change without notice. Made in Canada © 2007.