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Thursday, 18 December 2003

Stand-Up Bed & Chair Alarms

Stand-Up Alarms can be a very helpful way of monitoring a patient's movement, without physical or chemical restraining. They are normally used with people who stand up from a chair or get out of bed and could fall over. However, sometimes the patients may be able to walk, but due to dementia, they may put themselves or others in danger.

Stand-Up Bed Alarm

Depending on where the Pad is placed on the bed, the Alarm will sound if the patient sits up in bed or if they get out of bed.

There is a built-in delay of about 1/2 second. This is so that is someone is just changing position there should not be any false alarms.

The Alarm can be kept in the bedroom or placed in the corridor. If placed in the room, the noise may remind the patient not to stand.

Stand-Up Chair Alarm

This item warns staff that the patient is about to stand up or has stood up. The alarm noise is near the patient and this may help the patient to remember not to stand up, as the noise will stop if they sit down again.

There is a slight delay built into this alarm so that if weight is temporarily taken off the pad, i.e. to slightly change the seating position, it will not alarm. The delay is around one second.

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