Stand Up Bed Alarm [Pel444B]
The Stand Up Bed Alarm is placed on top of the mattress underneath the bottom bed sheets. It is triggered when the person gets out of bed.
About the Stand Up Bed Alarm
The Stand Up Bed Alarm is made with a sewn, wipeable vinyl cover. There are two ties to secure it in place around the mattress.
Normally you want to place it so the hips and shoulders are on the alarm pad. This is so there is enough weight going through the pad as someone turns, and shifts weight between the hips and shoulders.
There is a built-in delay of about 1/2 second. This is so that if someone is just changing position there should not be any false alarms.
Some people under 40kg / 90lbs may not be heavy enough for this product to work.
General Alarm Information
Patient Stand Up alarms can be a very helpful way of monitoring a patient 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. Sometimes the patient may be able to walk but due to dementia and mobility issues, they may put themselves or others in danger.
Floor Alarms are the most recommended products in our alarm range for people getting out of bed. This is because they generally give the earliest warning of when someone is getting out of bed. When someone goes to get out of bed, they can have the weight of their feet on the alarm, setting it off before they actually lift their bottom off the bed. If they were using the Bed Alarm that is placed on top of the mattress, it will not sound until after the patient gets out of bed. Floor Alarms can give vital extra time when someone is starting to stand up.